Former Collingwood Magpie Mike Manteit kicked off his SUANFC career with an exciting debut season, which could see him take out the top prize this Friday night.
The 20-year-old midfielder and forward impressed his new teammates from the beginning of the season, kicking 9 goals in the first 3 games of the season.
Averaging 16 disposals and nearly 5 marks a game, Manteit was rewarded for his fast start to the 2016 season, winning the Round 2 NEAFL Rising Star nomination, following his 3 goals and 21 disposals against 2015 NEAFL Premiers, NT Thunder.
Round 6 saw the Sandringham Dragon’s product called up to the Sydney Swans Reserve side, as recruiters looked to get a glimpse of the undisputed talent.
Manteit will be one to watch come Friday night, featuring in the best for the Students 8 times, to go along with multiple best-on-ground performances.
SUANFC High Performance Manager Tom Ayton spoke of Manteit’s uncanny maturity and potential to grow in coming seasons.
“Mike is a natural forward who leads well and kicks straight. He has been a great addition to the team in 2016,” said Ayton
“He’s well liked by the group and is mature, and confident… you do forget sometimes that he’s only 20.”
“Mike has a lot of improvement left in his football and I have absolutely no doubt he is going to become a very good football player.”
With the Timothy Driscoll Medal Vote Count & Dinner less than 1 week away, SUANFC will be posting daily stories about the coveted night, such as profiles of Driscoll Medal contenders, and updates surrounding special guests and ticket information.
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