Draft Year
2022 AFL Draft Hub
Pick Number
52 - Geelong
Sanfl Club
Local Club
Wudinna United FC
Date Of Birth
Ruck/Tall Forward

Bangers Says - Tony Bamford's assessment of Phoenix Foster

”He’s probably the best story of our program, Phoenix.

”Phoenix wasn’t going to play in Round 1 of the Nationals but he came in as soon as Harry (Barnett) was deemed unavailable due to Covid.

”The big fella (Phoenix), I don’t think he believed me when I initially told him he was going to play.

”He was clearly surprised but also excited about the opportunity and he just ripped the game apart.

”Why? He believes in himself, he’s full of energy this kid. He’s a little bit extraverted, he’s not short on confidence. He’s not arrogant but he believes he has some potential he wants to realise.

”He’s a ball of energy which his teammates feed off. He played the lights out, his first half was next level. Even as coaches, we were surprised at the level he got to in that first game.

”He’s come from a long way back when you compare him to the other talls. Phoenix has had next to no involvement in a pathway outside of some stuff inconsistently in Norwood’s country program.

”So the upside in his game is huge and (AFL) clubs have seen that now.

”I really like Phoenix, I think he’s got what it takes to play at the next level as a key forward, second ruck.”

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