Tom Lynch - Adelaide

 

Date of Birth : 15th September 1990

Height/Weight : 192 cms (6' 4"), 85 kgs (13st 5lb)

Clubs:

St Kilda 2009 - 2011

6 games, 4 goals

Guernsey No : 29

Adelaide 2012 - Current

106 games, 156 goals

Guernsey No : 27

Comment:

A hard-leading forward, who is a fierce competitor, fearless and football smart. Co-captained Vic Metro in the 2008 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, finishing second in his team for marks and goals. Quick with excellent endurance for his size (191cm), he has the versatility to be play on the backline or in the midfield.

Jason McCartney says: I think Lynchy had an outstanding year from where he was coming from. He had an ACL the year before and his preparation was unbelievable throughout his time at the Academy, with a real attention to detail with his training.

I thought it might have been good to let him play at centre half-back and just let him play his way into some form, but he played at half-forward and did very well. When he does play down back I thought he read the play very well and he was good with his hands and had the ability to cut across in front of traffic. I could see him fitting in as a third forward type, but with his endurance he could even play through the middle.

Tom played 82 games for the Beaumaris Junior club between 2000 and 2006.