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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Port Adelaide FC Power Kicking News

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September 19, 2015 - forward Jay Schulz re-signed thru 2016
"The prolific forward has led the Power in goal kicking four times (2010, 2012-14) and booted 44 majors this year in what was a disappointing season for the club. 'I love playing with this group and I'm rapt to continue on at Port Adelaide,' the 30-year-old said." - ABC

April 25, 2015 - Jay Schulz kicks five goals in win over Hawthorn
"Port Adelaide has survived an extraordinary comeback from Hawthorn to score an upset eight-point win at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, 15.9 (99) to 13. 13 (91). The Hawks trailed by as many as 58-points in the second quarter after the Power rocketed out of the blocks with seven unanswered first-term goals, which arrived 35 seconds faster than they did against Richmond in last year's elimination final.... Power spearhead Jay Schulz was deadly in his 100th game for the club, booting five goals straight." - AFL

March 21, 2015 - John Butcher kicks five goals in loss to Adelaide
"Already boasting the likes of Jay Schulz, Justin Westhoff and Paddy Ryder, Port Adelaide’s big-man brigade could be bolstered by the second coming of Butcher, who was a shining light on an otherwise disappointing afternoon for the Power. After bursting onto the scene in 2011, kicking 11 goals in his first three AFL matches, Butcher’s career has since been stunted by injuries and inaccuracy. Last year, he managed only three games as Port Adelaide made it as far as the preliminary final, failing to kick multiple goals. However, with an imposing build and an improved set-shot routine, the 23-year-old put himself firmly in contention for a Round 1 call-up against Fremantle with a five-goal haul in Port Adelaide’s final NAB Challenge outing. Included in his bag of five goals was a sensational soccer-style kick from the boundary which miraculously dribbled through." - Fox Sports

February 9, 2015 - Brad Ebert looks to improve kicking
Ebert said his own skills – specifically his kicking - also needed some fine-tuning. The 24-year-old's love for the hard ball doesn't often allow him the time and space to perfectly execute his kicks. At 68.3 per cent, his disposal efficiency last year rated on par with the likes of fellow ball-winners Dion Prestia (Suns), Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions), Luke Parker (Sydney Swans) and Lachie Neale (Fremantle). But he said there was still room for improvement. 'Around stoppages I feel like I can still continue to work and just being able to read the ball off the hands,' he said. 'I feel like my kicking has improved a lot but it's always an area I can continue to work on … it's not at that top level'." - AFL

February 4, 2015 - Chad Wingard injury update
"Wingard won't speculate on his chances of playing in round one as he recovers from knee surgery. The prodigiously talented 21-year-old had a clean out of his knee just over a week ago. He was tipped to miss between four and six weeks of training, making his efforts to face Fremantle on April 5 a race against time. Helping to launch an AFL 9s competition in Adelaide on Thursday, Wingard said he hadn't laid out a timeline for his return. 'Round one is so far away and it's really hard to know [whether I'll play],'' Wingard said. 'There's no time frame for my return. I'll come back when it feels good'." - AFL

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