Llane Spaanderman

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Llane Spaanderman
Personal information
Full name Llane Spaanderman
Date of birth (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) East Perth
Draft 18th overall, 2003 AFL Draft
31st overall, 2007 Rookie Draft
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Position(s) Ruck/forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2004–2005 Brisbane Lions 3 (1)
2007 West Coast 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2007.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Llane Spaanderman (born 10 February |1986) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for Mandurah Mustangs Football Club in the Peel Football League (PFL).

Standing at 198 cm and weighing 104 kg,[1] Spaanderman is a well built player who can play both ruck and up forward. When first recruited, he was described as pacy, strong, a good mark and a clean pick up.

As a youngster, he played for Western Australia at the 2003 national titles.

AFL career[edit]

He was initially recruited by the Brisbane Lions from East Perth, where he spent much of his time as a forward. Picked up at number 18 in the 2003 draft, Spaanderman spent much of the 2004 season playing in the AFLQ.

Round 6 of season 2005 marked his Australian Football League (AFL) debut where he made little impact against Essendon. During his time with the Brisbane Lions (2004 and 2005), Spaanderman played three senior games for one goal, 12 disposals, four hit outs and a solitary tackle. His best game, statistically, was in round 20, 2005 against Sydney, when he racked up six possessions and kicked his first goal.

The Brisbane Lions delisted him following the 2005 season, leaving him to play for East Perth during 2006.

Comeback[edit]

Spaanderman had a very good season with East Perth, where he matched up well on opponents such as Michael Gardiner and Daniel Bandy. His successful season eventuated in success, as Spaanderman was given a second chance in AFL football – picked up at selection 31 in the 2007 Rookie Draft by the West Coast Eagles. During his time at the Eagles, Spaanderman was found guilty of aggravated burglary relating to an instance that took part prior to his recruitment by the Eagles.[2]

At the end of 2007, Spaanderman was delisted by the West Coast Eagles.

Spaanderman was recruited by Swan Districts in 2008 to play in the ruck.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llane Spaanderman profile". Footywire. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ Buckley-Carr, Alana (7 May 2007). "Eagle admits standover role". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Swans lift ruck stocks with Spaanderman and Richards". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2008-08-12.