Jack Petruccelle
Photo: aflphotos.com.au
DOB
12/4/99
Height
185cm
Weight
78 kg
Junior club
Northern Knights/Epping JFC
Arrived
Pick 38 in the 2017 national draft
Number
Debut
Round 6 2018 vs Fremantle
(239th Eagles player)
Games
28
Goals
25
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
20th (2019)
Other clubs
Nthn Knights (TAC Cup) 2017
East Perth (WAFL) 2018-

Victorian speedster Jack Petruccelle was West Coast's fifth selection in the 2017 draft.

West Coast career[edit | edit source]

A former basketballer,[1] Petruccelle represented Vic Metro in the national Under-18 competition before setting the fastest 20-metre sprint time at the draft combine, recording just 2.87 seconds. On being drafted, Petruccelle was described as a versatile player with elite speed and vertical leap.

After a four-goal haul for East Perth, Petruccelle was called up to make his debut in the first Derby to be played at Perth Stadium. Playing as a defensive forward, he had a quiet game but kicked two goals against Port Adelaide the following week to showcase his potential, before being forced out of the side with an ankle injury. He made one further senior appearance later in the year, but his WAFL form dropped away at the tail end of the season.

After a strong pre-season and the offseason retirement of Mark LeCras, Petruccelle was tapped for a spot in the forward line in round 1 and held his spot for most of the year, earning a Rising Star nomination with a five-goal haul in a heavy loss to Port Adelaide. Dropped for the first final, the speedster was recalled the following week in place of a suspended Willie Rioli, kicking one goal as the Eagles' flag defence ended at the hands of Geelong.

Stats[edit | edit source]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2018 3 2 0 7 3 9 16 3 0 EP 14 15 15 101 55 68 169 31
2019 20 21 15 143 70 60 203 38 12 WCE 2 6 1 20 7 4 24 5
Tot 23 23 15 150 73 69 219 41 12
Avg 1.0 6.5 3.2 3.0 9.5 1.8 0.5

References[edit | edit source]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Petruccelle

https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/Jack_Petruccelle.html

http://www.wafl.com.au/player/jack-petruccelle

  1. Rhys Dickinson, westcoasteagles.com.au (29 November 2017), "Petruccelle keen to join Eagles' forwards": http://www.westcoasteagles.com.au/news/2017-11-29/athletic-petruccelle-raring-to-go
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