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Ryan Maric
Photo: aflphotos.com
DOB
6/9/04
Height
193cm
Weight
84 kg
Junior club
Gippsland Power/Drouin JFC
Arrived
Pick 1 in the 2023 mid-season draft
Number
Debut
Round 13 2023 vs Adelaide
(283rd Eagles player)
Games
24
Goals
14
B&F Top 10
0
Best Finish
26th (2023)
Other clubs
Gippsland (Talent League) 2022-2023

Victorian forward Ryan Maric was taken by West Coast with the first overall selection in the 2023 mid-season rookie draft.

West Coast career[]

A Drouin junior, Maric transformed himself from a 107kg country league full-forward to an 83kg skilful running forward in order to get drafted.[1] After playing limited football with Gippsland Power in 2022, he impressed with the Power and in VFL appearances for Box Hill in 2023 and was widely considered the best available in the mid-season draft. West Coast, languishing in bottom place, agreed, making him the final addition to the 2023 playing list.

Given the number 41 guernsey, Maric had just one hit-out in the WAFL before being rushed into the senior side for his debut. He immediately impressed with two goals, and held his spot for the remainder of the season.

Stats[]

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2023 10 9 2 45 28 55 100 26 2 WCE 1 1 0 2 1 3 5 1
Tot 10 9 2 45 28 55 100 26 2
Avg 0.9 4.5 2.8 5.5 10.0 2.6 0.2

References[]

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

https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/R/Ryan_Maric.html

https://wafl.com.au/player/ryan-maric

  1. Callum Twomey, afl.com.au (23 May 2023), "Lighter, fitter, stronger: Hard yards pay off for mid-season draft prospect": https://www.afl.com.au/news/932266/lighter-fitter-stronger-hard-yards-pay-off-for-mid-season-draft-prospect-ryan-maric
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