Lemmey loving his leaps and bounds

West Adelaide's emerging tall forward Harry Lemmey is relishing this week's SANFL State Talent Hub Camp at Thebarton Oval. Picture - Ross Starkey


West Adelaide’s Harry Lemmey is on a mission to improve his fitness in 2022 – even if that means training on Christmas Day.

Relishing this week’s SA U18 Talent Camp at Thebarton Oval, the Bloods’ tall forward linked up with Crow and former Westies prodigy Riley Thilthorpe to run 100 100m sprints from 6.30am on December 25.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 17-year-old said he was desperate to do whatever is required to be selected in this year’s AFL Draft.

Likening himself to Richmond premiership forward Tom Lynch and the King twins, Max and Ben, Lemmey know his aerobic capacity needs to be at a high level to lead up the ground like those he’s trying to emulate.

The 199cm teenager is also aiming to improve his contested marking while hoping to add to the two League matches he played for West in 2021.

Completing his Year 12 study at Scotch College last year, Lemmey is looking to pursue a tertiary qualification in the sports industry while also acting as a medical courier in 2022.

A talented cricketer who represented Australia at the age of 16, the fast bowler opted to make footy his priority after being swept up in the emotion of the Crows’ 2017 Preliminary Final win against Geelong at Adelaide Oval.

The Crows fan was interviewed by six Victorian clubs after the Camp’s main training session on Tuesday, as all players chatted from AFL scouts from each of the clubs except Brisbane and Sydney.


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