Injury kept rising midfielder Jordan Foote to six NEAFL games and zero AFL matches in 2018, but the 22-year-old showed promising signs when he crossed the white line.
The QBE Sydney Swans Academy product, who’s played six senior games in his career, collected 25-plus disposals on three occasions in the NEAFL this season.
His speed and endurance matched well with the tough work on the inside of Jordan Dawson and Jake Brown.
What the numbers say:
Contested possessions: 45
Round 15: Sydney Swans v Northern Territory Thunder, TIO Stadium
Foote collected a game-high seven NEAFL MVP votes as the Swans bagged a 74-point win over the Thunder. The youngster gathered 33 possessions, 10 marks, seven tackles and three goals as the Swans pencilled in a ninth-straight victory.
What they said:
Head of Development John Blakey
“The positive about Jordan is you always know what you’re going to get from him. He’s a very accomplished player in the NEAFL and rarely plays a poor game there – and that’s why he’s always knocking on the door of senior selection. He keeps a very high standard, he’s an ultimate pro in the way he trains and prepares himself for games.”
Jordan Foote in action in AFLX earlier this year.
Jordan Foote drills a kick at training at the SCG.
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