Sports Sub School Captain Arryn Siposs has been chosen at pick 75 by St. Kilda in the 2010 AFL National draft.
Arryn joins a growing list of players drafted from the Hallam Senior College Australian Rules Football program, which draws on the expertise of the Dandenong Stingray’s Regional manager, Darren Flanigan and AFL director Ben McGee.
The program, which also produced draftees Ryan Bastinac,Tom Gillies and Shane Savage, provides budding footballers with the opportunity to learn about their sporting trade without abandoning the regular curriculum.
We wish Arryn all the best as he starts this next chapter in what will hopefully be a very successful career as an elite footballer.
What the saints have to say about Arryn
"Arryn kicked 99 goals for Beaconsfield last year and sure, that's not the AFL, but he's shown that he's a goalkicker and at 188cm we feel he's a good fit for our forward line. We're a little bit conscious of the size thing and we want to make sure that we have a good mix.
"He got in on his ability and his goalkicking but the 188cm was a real seller for us.
"He got injured for Dandenong in the finals so he didn't test at the Combine unfortunately so there is a little bit of an unknown there, but he has got talent.
In his own words
What type of player are you?
I’m a player that likes to run my player around because I have good endurance. I’m a tall marking forward who likes to do the team things, but also put the score on the board.
Which AFL player do you most resemble and why?
I believe my game resembles Nick Riewoldt because he is a great endurance athlete and has taken great marks.
What are your strengths as a footballer?
My kicking is a strength of my game. My marking and endurance is also a strength of mine.
What parts of your game would you like to improve?
My speed can improve over 20 metres. Also my quickness to get the ball away to a teammate and my defensive pressure.
Which AFL team do you support and how did you come to barrack for them?
I support the St Kilda Saints. The reason why I barrack for them is because both my parents barrack for St Kilda as well.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far, and why?
My parents have been my biggest influence on my career so far because they have given me advice and supported me right throughout my footy career. Every coach that has coached me has also had an influence on my career.