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JACK ROBINSON (Robbo)

Jack is returning to Imperials this year after a 4 year break in Roxby Downs. He is a born and bread Blue Boy and happy to be home. Not very big in stature, his speed and skills will certainly see him vying for a spot in the midfield.

AGE : 25

OCCUPATION : Plumber at Platinum Plumbing

FAMILY : Girlfriend Kayla Dolling

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FOOTY : Surfing, golf and travelling

FAVOURITE BAND : The Smith Street Band

FAVOURITE FOOD : Italian

FOOTBALL PLAYING HISTORY : I started playing footy at age 10 with Imperials. I played here until I was 20, then moved to Roxby for work. I have played for East Roxby for the last 4 years.

FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS : The highlight of my career was winning a Senior Colts premiership at Imperials in 2008

MOST INFLUENTIAL COACH OR ROLE MODEL: Steve Sumner, Cam Faulkner

FAVOURITE POSITION : Midfield/ forward


 

SCOTT McMAHON

AGE : 31OCCUPATION : Gas meter reader

FAMILY : Wife, Desiree 
Daughter Jayda, 6
Son Noah, 4

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FOOTY : Playing hide and seek

FAVOURITE BAND : Hanson 

FAVOURITE FOOD/DRINK : Chicken parmy and a beer

FOOTBALL PLAYING HISTORY : I started in the under 7's and played all my juniors with the CMS Crows on the York Peninsula. From 2002-2004 I played at Woodville West Torrens in the SANFL. I was then drafted to North Melbourne and played there from 2005- 2015. In 20016 I returned to SANFL and was lucky to win 2 flags with Sturt.

FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS : My 1st and 100th AFL games were exciting and games I will never forget. Another highlight was playing in a final against Hawthorn in front of 85 thousand people. Of course winning 2 flags with Sturt is also up there with special career moments.

TOUGHEST OPPONENT : Steve Johnson from Geelong would be the toughest player I have played against. He was tough vocally and could back it up with the way he played.

MOST INFLUENTIAL COACH : John Lamont, former development coach at North Melbourne and Werribee coach.

POSITION PLAYED : Wherever the coach puts me.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT SCOTT: Scott is also a very talented basketballer, and represented SA Country before he was drafted. He played in the same team as our very own Phil Smith.


JOHNNY BORAS (Jay Bee)

AGE: Old enough

OCCUPATION : Electrician

FAMILY : Girlfriend Leonie Gundlack 
Would like to fill our home with 15 kids, 8 dogs, 2 cats and an alpaca called Toby

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FOOTY : Competitive sightseeing, over 60's judo, goanna pull world champs

FAVOURITE BAND : Rubber, Fresh til Death

FAVOURITE FOOD/ DRINK : Chicken parmy and bundy

FOOTBALL PLAYING HISTORY : North Adelaide 2007-2014, Torrens Valley 2015-2017

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS : Kicked 148 goals in 16 games in U15's
Got one of the best abusive sprays ever from Andrew Jarman

MOST INFLUENTIAL COACH OR ROLE MODEL : Dale Eichner and Josh Francou

FAVOURITE POSITION : On top

Johnny is a strong forward player, but likes to think he is a utility

WORDS OF WISDOM : Finals bound - kick it to Boras


BRAD LIENERT (Sticks)
Built like a praying mantis, don't underestimate Brad's ability to take a strong mark and kick goals. One of the few young players who has been injury free, we look forward to a good season from Brad. Another born and bred Blue Boy who's heart lies at Imperials.
AGE : 21
OCCUPATION : Banker
FAMILY : Under new management
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FOOTY : Fortnite, fishing, lifting weights (can you tell?)
FAVOURITE BAND : Slipknot
FAVOURITE FOOD/ DRINK : Pickled onions and port and coke
FOOTBALL PLAYING HISTORY : Started playing at Imperials at age 7. Have also played for Raukkan Swans in the State Aboriginal Carnival 
FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS : Kicking 8 goals against Jervois in the 2016 A Grade elimination final would be my biggest highlight.
My A grade debut in 2015 against Jervois was also a highlight
MOST INFLUENTIAL COACH OR ROLE MODEL : Ben Trenorden, my first coach
Wombat was influential in my drinking habits
Steve Sumner Snr 
FAVOURITE POSITION : Ruck rover 


JACOB RANCE (Ranger)
Jacob is a born and bred Blue Boy who was lucky to play his juniors under the regn of Steve Sumner Snr. He works hard in the midfield and through defense and is a reliant team member. Jacob can always be seen wearing his signature zinc stripe across his nose, sun smart, play smart.
AGE : 23
OCCUPATION : Teacher at Mypolonga Primary School
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF FOOTY : Fishing, camping, surfing
FAVOURITE BAND : Red Hot Chilli Peppers 
FAVOURITE FOOD: Lasagna
FOOTBALL PLAYING HISTORY: I started playing at Imperials in 2003 when I was 9 and have played through the grades.
FOOTBALL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS : 4 Junior premierships
My first A grade game against Meningie
MOST INFLUENTIAL COACH OR ROLE MODEL : Steve Sumner Snr 
Phil Rance who had the ability of marking his own kicks
POSITION PLAYED : Defender/ midfield