Alex Forster

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Alex Forster
Personal information
Full name Alex Forster
Date of birth (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 21)
Original team Norwood (SANFL)
Draft #29, 2011 National Draft, Fremantle
Height/Weight 189 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 19
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2012– Fremantle 1 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Alex Forster (born 24 July 1993) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Football career[edit]

Originally from Kybybolite,[1] a very small town in south-eastern South Australia, he played for the Norwood Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) as well as representing South Australia at the 2011 AFL National Under 18 Championships.[2]

He was drafted to Fremantle with their third selection (number 29 overall) in the 2011 AFL Draft. Forster's close friend and former teammate from Kybybolite Junior Football Club, Lachie Neale, was also drafted by Fremantle with their next selection in the same draft.[3] They join Melbourne co-captain Jack Trengove as ex-Kybybolite players on AFL lists.[4]

After spending the first half of the 2012 season recovering from a hip spur operation,[5] he played the remainder of the year in Swan Districts reserves side in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). In 2013 he transferred to Peel Thunder and made his WAFL league debut.[6] Forster was one of ten players brought into the Fremantle side in the final round of the 2013 AFL season against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, when many senior players were rested ahead of the finals matches.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forster makes four in AFL for Naracoorte". 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ South-east players help SA under 18s win
  3. ^ Turner, Matt (24 November 2011). "Mates Forster, Neale go to Freo". The Messenger (AdelaideNow). 
  4. ^ Duffield, Mark (29 November 2011). "New Docker motivated by father's lost VFL chance". The West Australian. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Duffy, Rosie (7 June 2012). "Alex Forster returns to footy". 
  6. ^ Duffy, Rosie (6 August 2013). "Forster, fit and focused". 
  7. ^ Rynne, Nick (30 August 2013). "Lyon defends weakened team". The West Australian. 

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