Future Star Of The Week - Sam Walsh (AFL) - The Sporting Base

Future Star Of The Week – Sam Walsh (AFL)

February 14, 2019

By Blake

With the Toyota AFL season only six weeks away, The Sporting Base would like to introduce to you the 2018 AFL number 1 draft pick and future star Sam Walsh.

  • Name: Sam Walsh
  • Age: Born 2 July 2000 (18 years old)
  • Sport: AFL
  • Height: 1.84m (6ft)
  • Weight: 77kg
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Drafted: Pick 1, 2018 National Draft

Walsh became Carlton’s fifth top draft pick
since 2005 in what has been earmarked as a potentially outstanding draft year.
Joining a struggling team that only managed two wins in the 2018 season, Walsh was
rapt to join the Blues. He plans to make an immediate impact in a side that hasn’t
played finals football since 2013.

Growing up a Brisbane Lions supporter, Walsh
was no stranger to watching the Blues with his father Wayne a Carlton faithful.
He has been playing for the Geelong Falcons and was happy to be remaining in
Melbourne. Walsh said after being drafted that he was surprised to be heading
to Carlton after receiving no real indication from the club. The exciting
youngster put together an outstanding performance in 2018, averaging 32
disposals at TAC Cup level and 29 possessions for Vic Country in the Under 18

Walsh has been described as a smooth mover
with a strong running game. His ability to find the ball will bode well with
the Blues young midfield. He has been touted as a future leader and 250 game
player alongside new Carlton co-captain Patrick Cripps.

Good luck Sam, go well!

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