Sam WEIDEMAN

#26   Melbourne

Age: 22yr 5mth Games: 10 Born: Jun 26, 2021
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