The Growthbuilt Australian National Football Club is excited to announce four additions to the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) list for 2019. SUANFC have added Luke Skrivanic, Mitch Rogers, Michael Nettheim and Charlie Burgess-Hoar to the list prior to the June 30 cut off. Identified within the AFL Sydney competition, the four additions strengthen Sydney University as a pathway program for local elite and developing football talent in Sydney.
Skrivanic (Pennant Hills Demons) come to the Students after shining in the first half of the Premier Division competition. Playing nine games for the Demons so far this season, Skrivanic has been named in their best a huge six times. Overcoming any injury setbacks, Skrivanic has already impressed the NEAFL coaching panel with his decision making and ball use at training.
Rogers (Manly Warringah Wolves) graduated from the Sydney Swans NEAFL Development Squad (NDS) in 2018. Rogers played in the 2018 NEAFL Grand Final alongside current Students Bailey Stewart, Josh Stern, Michael Carroll, Jeremy Shumack and Joey Reinhard. Rogers attracted the attention of the program due to his physicality and ability to read the ball in flight.
Burgess-Hoar (UNSW/ES) is renown across the Premier Division competition for his impressive leaps in the forward line. Hailing from a high-jumping background, Burgess-Hoar lead the goal kicking in the 2018 U19 Colts competition and has gone from strength to strength in 2019 as he focuses on his football. The NEAFL coaches are excited by his ability to mark the football and hit the scoreboard – noting that he has plenty of X factor!
Nettheim (Sydney University) shone for Sydney University in the 2018 Premier Division and continues his stand out form in 2019. He provides terrific pressure as a small forward and his skills at the fall of the ball are outstanding, additionally, he has great pace and agility.
The addition of Skirvanic, Rogers, Burgess-Hoar and Nettheim is a testimony to the development and competitive nature of the AFL Sydney Premier Division competition. In 2019, Sydney University has placed heavy emphasis on the local talent within the NEAFL program. Currently 33 of the 42 listed player originate from New South Wales.
The Students have a bye this weekend and are back in action on the 27th July in Aspley!