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Angus Graham – Adelaide #15

Angus secured a trade to the Adelaide Crows for the 2013 season after spending 7 years with the Richmond Football Club. He played 17 games for Sturt in the SANFL but was unable to crack it for a game in the Crows AFL line up. With a big pre-season under his belt expect to see Angus back at AFL level in 2014.

Angus was originally recruited by Richmond with pick 5 in the 2006 Rookie draft. Seen as a long term project, Angus played the 2006 season in the VFL and then made his debut in round 18 of the 2007 season against Geelong. He played the following week against Collingwood and then did not appear again in the Richmond side until 2009.

He managed to establish himself in the Richmond side in 2009 playing 16 games. He took over the mantle as number one ruckman at Richmond in 2010 and played 15 games averaging 11 disposals and 19 hit outs. He continued his good form in 2011 playing 14 games averaging 10 disposals and 24 hot outs.

In 2012 Angus played some excellent football for Coburg in the VFL but only managed to play one AFL match.

Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I played for Currie Football Club on King Island until year 9 and then I came across to Melbourne to go to Assumption College so I played for them and Calder Cannons. I also played for Tasmania in Under 18 Championships.
The highlight of my early days was winning two grand finals with Currie with my dad as the coach.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: Peter Riccardi. I was a Geelong supporter and he was my favourite player. He played on the wing and was a long kick and kicked big running goals.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was in Melbourne at a mates place. I wasn’t listening or watching the draft so I didn’t know I’d been picked up until I got the call from the Richmond recruiters.

Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?

A: Playing my first game against Geelong in round 18 2007. It was made even more special because it was against the team I grew up barracking for.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: Going surfing, playing tennis and scuba diving. I used to scuba dive quite often as a kid living on King Island.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I’m currently doing a building course so I’d probably be a builder or doing some other type of trade.