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Road to Recovery: Skinner

Sam Skinners journey to AFL has not been easy but he is ready to make his mark in 2018.

2:24pm  Apr 9, 2018

Skinner's escape during rehab

Sam Skinner spoke on SEN Breakfast about the role music has played in his recovery.

12:39pm  Jan 9, 2018

Skinner running again

Sam Skinner achieved a huge milestone in his rehab at training this morning.

4:46pm  Dec 4, 2017

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Sam
Skinner

Height
198 cm
DOB
29-06-1997
Weight
96 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
0
Career
1
Goals
2018
0
Career
2
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
0
Avg
0
SamSkinner

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Moe / Newborough
Debut: Rd 19 2017
Recruited from: Gippsland Power
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

The Brisbane Lions picked up Gippsland Power's 197cm tall key defender/ruckman Sam Skinner with pick #47 in the National Draft.

Skinner is a key defender who can also go forward and impact a game.

A versatile player, Skinner is also known to contribute as a second ruckman.

Skinner played two matches at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging nine possessions and 4.5 tackles, before injuring his knee and ending his Season.

Skinner was also a member of the NAB AFL Academy. 

 

Season by Season

Season by Season

• Sam Skinner experienced the highs and lows of professional sport in 2017. 

• After a lengthy layoff following an ACL tear, Skinner made his return for the Lions in the NEAFL in late May.

• Playing mostly in defence, Skinner immediately made an impact with his attack on the ball and skills in the air.  

• Skinner made his Senior debut in Round 19 against the West Coast Eagles. Skinner acquainted himself well against the Eagles, kicking two goals and producing a couple of monster tackles. 

• Unfortunately, Skinner tore his ACL again in an awkward tackle during a NEAFL game against the GWS Giants in August. 

• Skinner re-signed with the Lions until the end of 2019 midway through the year.

Season by Season

• Skinner was set to make his AFL debut against Port Adelaide in round 19 until a hyperextension to his knee during training was discovered to be more serious than initially thought, and would require a full ACL reconstruction.

• The promising big man began his career with the Lions rehabbing an ACL injury sustained while playing for Vic Metro.

• While a disappointing setback, Skinner has been described as one of the club’s most “professional and dedicated” young players and will no doubt work hard to give himself the best chance to debut in 2017.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 107 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Melbourne L 74 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide L 97 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Richmond L 110 - 17 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Gold Coast Suns L 71 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Collingwood L 114 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Western Bulldogs L 107 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 129 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
11 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
14 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 1 - L: 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 4.0
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 9.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 2.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 4 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Handballs 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Disposals 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Marks 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
Goals 2 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017
AFL Fantasy 48 West Coast Eagles Rd 19, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Brisbane Lions 4 5 9 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 48

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones