Sam WEIDEMAN

#26   Melbourne

Age: 21yr 7mth Games: 10 Born: Jun 26, 1997
Height: 195cm Weight: 97kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Has opportunity to grab the second key forward role alongside Hogan. Work-rate and team-first attitude on show in JLT games.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 StK Worked well in tandem with Hogan and shows pace for someone of his size. 5
2 Carl Didn’t have big numbers but led up well at times and kicked a key last-term goal. Two for the day. 5
3 Geel Kid struggled to get a kick. Only had one for the match and might need a spell back in the VFL. 1
4 Frem Hobbled by a corkie above the right knee and was heavily bandaged. No real impact and missed a gettable final term shot. 1
5 Quad.
6 Senior emergency.
7 VFL Conditions didn’t suit and struggled to have an impact on the game. -
8 Adel Played more as a decoy up forward but still good enough to take Daniel Talia out of position. Tackled hard. 4
9 NM Good experience for the kid but he was monstered by Tarrant. Three kicks and no goals. 2
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL Just the one goal, but tried hard. Lacking a bit of confidence at present. -
12 VFL Got plenty of the ball and booted two goals. Could have had a big day if not for a few misses. -
13 VFL Hit up well at the ball carrier at stages and continues to improve aspects of his game. -
14 VFL On fire in first half with five goals – some from outside 50 and a few big grabs. Ended with six. -
15 VFL Struggled a bit in attack and was goalless, but also did some rucking in the front half. -
16 VFL Quiet day at the office in attack. -
17 Senior emergency.
18 VFL Competed in a game where conditions didn't suit key forwards. Was able to bring the ball to ground. -
19 VFL Best big man on the ground. Provided a strong presence, created contests and brought the ball to ground. 21 touches, three goals. -
20 VFL Just the one goal from nine touches. Conditions weren't helpful. -
21 StK Competed in the air but wasn’t really a factor with Carlisle dropping off him. 2
22 VFL Conditions didn’t suit, but worked hard in attack and competed well. -
23 VFL Goalless, but got better as a the game wore on and competed well enough. -

2016 Season

1 Played in Casey intra-club.
2 Played in VFL trial against Box Hill.
3 VFL Lead and marked well against a struggling back six. Booted four goals. Handy start. -
4 VFL Got the better of Frost after half time to play an important role with three goals. -
5 VFL Kicked two goals and continued to present in the front half. -
6 Rested.
7 VFL Impressed again in attack with four goals. Developing ahead of schedule. -
8 VFL Kicked two goals to take tally to 15 for the season. Club are rapt with him. -
9 VFL Tried hard but couldn’t get into the game at all in attack. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Just the one goal but conditions weren’t exactly favourable for marking forwards. -
12 Rested.
13 Managed.
14 Hip.
15 VFL Nice mark and goal early then drifted in and out. 11 touches, seven marks. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Goalless in attack and looked out on his feet in final term. -
18 VFL Struggled to get into the game in windy conditions. -
19 VFL Back in form with three goals and took some nice marks in attack. Debut looms? -
20 Haw Kicked a goal with first kick in footy and two for match in a pleasing debut. 5
21 Quad.
22 Carl Back after a week out and had no impact whatsoever. In hindsight a poor selection call. 2
23 Geel Kid snagged a goal but that was about it. Tough to get a kick in the forward line. 2