Thu 26 November, 2009
Recruited from: Trinity College/Claremont
Bio: Attacking midfielder with a good turn of speed and tremendous poise in traffic. Strong performer for WA at NAB AFL U18 Championships, winning All-Australian honours. His 2.96sec for 20m and 14.5 beep test at Draft Camp highlighted his speed/endurance combination.
Matt Burgan's draft rating: 15-40
Watch Travis Colyer in action
| Stats (averages for U18 Championships) |
In his own words
What type of player are you?
A hard-working, outside midfielder who can run and carry the ball with extreme pace and speed, but who can also win the ball on the inside (contested). Also someone who can push forward and find the goals.
Which AFL player do you feel you resemble, and why?
Chris Judd - his explosive pace off the mark, work ethic, level of skill and confidence to take the game on and change it with his ability.
What are your strengths as a footballer?
Work ethic, ability to run and carry (breaking lines and taking the game on), ability to win and find the ball (contested and uncontested), general skills and ability to find the goals and kick goals from the midfield and up forward.
What parts of your game would you like to improve?
Defensive and physical pressure, kicking on the run at full pace (slowing down, steadying and raising my vision).
Which AFL team do you support and how did you come to barrack for them?
West Coast Eagles - as a child growing up supporting them as a Western Australian AFL team and following some of the great players to play for them. Followed who my family supported.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far, and why?
My dad. He has always supported anything I've done and with sport being a large focus in our family football was the most common winter sport. If there was anything wrong with football I could talk to him about it and gain advice.
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