Glenelg’s Darcy Fogarty has revealed a sudden growth spurt has him primed to take the next step in his quest to post a strong 2017 campaign.
Considered to be one of SA’s brightest teenage talents this year, Fogarty has shot up from 189cm to 193cm, since August last year.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 17-year-old said he had also put on at least six kilograms in the same period to ensure he tips the scales at 90kg.
Currently training with the Bays’ senior squad under coach Matt Lokan, Fogarty is thriving since his trip to the United States with the AFL Academy in January.
The boy from Lucindale said the two-week camp was a big eye-opener for him in regard to the professional life led by athletes on and off the field.
Undertaking skills training from Academy coach Luke Power, Fogarty also enjoyed some downtime by watching Australian basketball star Matthew Dellavedova play for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Orlando Magic.
Fogarty also chats about his learning curve after playing in defence during the McDonald’s SA Under-18 trial match earlier this month, after spending most of the past two years plying his trade in attack with the occasional spurt in the midfield.