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Jason Castagna [merged]
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:15:01 AM »
Welcome to Punt Rd, Jason  :).
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 11:15:56 AM »
Pick 29. Jason Castagna (Richmond)

Player bio
Former club:   Northern Knights
Age:   18
Height:   182cm
Weight:   76kg
Position:   Defender
2014 Statistics

Games:   5
Goals:   1
Avg Kicks:   6.6
Avg Marks:   3.4
Avg Hballs:   7.4

Medium defender who provides excellent rebound with his work ethic, endurance and penetrating kick. Consistent contributor in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships for Vic Metro, averaging 14 touches in five appearances at 76 per cent efficiency. Played nine games for Northern Knights at TAC Cup level, averaging 17 possessions. Recorded 15.2 in beep test at NAB AFL Draft Combine.

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 11:25:32 AM »
Yes welcome!!
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 11:25:53 AM »
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 11:53:39 AM »
2014 Rookie Draft, pick 29: Jason Castagna
richmondfc.com.au 
December 3, 2014 11:38 AM



Richmond has selected Northern Knights utility Jason Castagna with its second pick (selection 29) in the 2014 Rookie Draft.

A small defender or forward, Castagna represented Vic Metro at the National Championships, where he won the coaches award.

He played nine games for the Knights in the TAC Cup, averaging 17 disposals and three tackles per match.

He also attended the National Combine, where he tested equal fifth for the beep test.

“Jason is a dashing defender who has a great combination of speed and endurance,” said Richmond Recruitment Manager Francis Jackson.

“He takes the game on with run and carry, and is hard to tackle with his excellent lateral movement.

“He also competes well, and can also play as a lock down defender on the dangerous small forwards.”

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2014-12-03/2014-rookie-draft-pick-29-jason-castagna

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014, 12:12:49 PM »
Replacement for Morris....
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014, 02:14:47 PM »
Hopefully adds depth to the side

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2014, 06:05:14 PM »
From the Herald-Sun ...

Castagna was considered unlucky to miss out in last Thursday’s national draft after standing out at the draft combine in October.

The 18-year-old recorded a 15.2 in the beep test, ranking him equal-sixth overall, on the back of a strong AFL Under-18 National Championships for Vic Metro.

“Athletically, he tested well,” Northern Knights talent manager Peter Kennedy said.

“His point of difference is his run and carry, that’s his strength.

“He won the coaches award at Vic Metro, so it was really disappointing that he missed out on the (national) draft.”

In five games for Vic Metro at the championships, the 182cm defender averaged 14 touches at 76 per cent efficiency.

But Kennedy said Castagna, claimed with pick 29, needed to work on his disposal.

“Clubs probably overlooked him more on his decision-making,” Kennedy said.

“His delivery of the football and decision-making needs to keep improving.”

http://www.news.com.au/national/northern-knights-pair-jayden-short-and-jason-castagna-join-teammate-rhys-mckenzie-at-afl-club-richmond/story-e6frfkp9-1227143366667

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2014, 06:33:38 PM »
From the Herald-Sun ...


But Kennedy said Castagna, claimed with pick 29, needed to work on his disposal.

“Clubs probably overlooked him more on his decision-making,” Kennedy said.

“His delivery of the football and decision-making needs to keep improving.”



Whoa another FJ Special - should fit right in.
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 07:03:35 PM »
naturally there are reasons all these blokes were overlooked in the draft proper. each and every one will have some big time weakness that needs addressing
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2014, 07:12:19 PM »
naturally there are reasons all these blokes were overlooked in the draft proper. each and every one will have some big time weakness that needs addressing

Noooooooo, surely not Al. I'd be putting it down to an FJ special.
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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 07:55:04 PM »
Love the run and carry and how he is prepared to take the game on.
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“We are really excited about what we have brought in. We have got great depth of players that can take us where we need to go. We are just putting some cream on the top at the moment,” he said.

"Rucks:
Shaun Hampson is the No.1 man"

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2014, 08:21:13 PM »
sissed his target on virtually every occasion in the highlights package, will fit like a glove into our backline. :lol Seriously though he is a real dasher, if he can be taught how and when to dispose of the ball then he may develop into a useful player, I suppose that's what the rookie draft is all about.

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Re: Rookie pick 29. Jason Castagna
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2014, 08:37:31 PM »
 :lol
sissed his target on virtually every occasion in the highlights package, will fit like a glove into our backline. :lol Seriously though he is a real dasher, if he can be taught how and when to dispose of the ball then he may develop into a useful player, I suppose that's what the rookie draft is all about.

Yeah but he didn't miss the goal. Agree though, if he can get his decision making and skill levels up he will go ok.
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“We are really excited about what we have brought in. We have got great depth of players that can take us where we need to go. We are just putting some cream on the top at the moment,” he said.

"Rucks:
Shaun Hampson is the No.1 man"