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Wayne's Indigenous inspiration

Indigenous Round inspired Wayne Milera Junior to one of the best performances of his blossoming career

8:39pm May 29, 2017

Milera rises

Crows youngster Wayne Milera Junior has won the NAB AFL Rising Star nomination for Round 10

6:21pm May 29, 2017

Three more for Milera

Adelaide has secured promising midfielder Wayne Milera Junior for a further three years.

6:15pm Apr 10, 2017

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Wayne
Milera

Height
184 cm
DOB
14-09-1997
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2017
14
Career
22
Goals
2017
7
Career
12
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
843
Avg
60
WayneMilera

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior clubs: Ingle Farm (SA)/Central District
AFL debut: v North Melbourne, Round One, 2016
Recruited from: Central District (SA)
Brownlow votes: -

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Adelaide’s first pick in the 2015 National Draft, Milera impressed from the moment he arrived at the Club. After a solid NAB Challenge series, the silky-skilled forward earned an AFL debut in Round One against North Melbourne. It didn’t take long for the speedster to find his feet with a 20-possession game in his first Showdown the following round and three goals against Gold Coast in Round Nine. Played eight senior games in total and spent time in the SANFL developing his craft, but has already shown glimpses of a bright future ahead.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A lifelong Crows fan, Milera’s childhood dream came true when he was selected by Adelaide with pick No.11 in the 2015 AFL National Draft. The classy half-forward/wingman made his SANFL debut for Central District as a 17-year-old and played 11 league games, including a match-defining three-goal haul in the club’s narrow Semi-Final win over Port Adelaide. Milera played all six games for South Australia at the Under-18 National Championships and his disposal efficiency across the carnival was among the best at 84 per cent. He continued his strong finish to the 2015 season by coming seventh in the 30-metre Repeat Sprint Test at the Draft Combine.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 8.6
    • Handballs 7.0
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.3
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 60.2

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 GWS Giants Rd 1
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 8
Disposals 23 GWS Giants Rd 1
Marks 5 Geelong Cats Rd 11
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 16
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 10
AFL Fantasy 93 GWS Giants Rd 1

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 13 10 23 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 93
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 8 8 16 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 61
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 6 6 12 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 41
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 10 9 19 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 48
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 9 8 17 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 58
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 9 7 16 4 0 1 1 3 1 0 69
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 9 11 20 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 68
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 55
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 11 5 16 5 0 1 2 4 3 1 88
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 8 6 14 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 53
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 9 5 14 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 68
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 5 9 14 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 47
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 7 5 12 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 42
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 7 4 11 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 52
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 13 - L: 4 120 98 218 45 0 9 10 32 7 3 843

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 7.7
    • Handballs 6.3
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 56.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017
Handballs 11 Melbourne Rd 8, 2017
Disposals 23 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017
Marks 9 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016
Goals 3 Fremantle Rd 10, 2017
AFL Fantasy 93 GWS Giants Rd 1, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 120 98 218 45 0 9 10 32 7 3 843
2016 Adelaide Crows 49 40 89 25 0 10 4 17 5 6 404

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Awards

AFL AWARDS

Rising Star nominee
2017

Q&A

Nickname: Junior, Champ

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Never to be ashamed

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: Working in schools (teacher)

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: If you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe that’s when you will be successful

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: LeBron James

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Lunch time

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Dennis Cometti

Worst injury: Strained calf

How many text messages do you send a day: Wouldn’t have a clue

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Facebook

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: Dunno

Best concert you’ve been to: Chris Brown

Where did you holiday after last season: Here in Adelaide

Favourite sport other than football: Basketball

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: 100m sprint

Can you change a spare tyre: Yes

Do you iron your own shirts: No

Favourite restaurant: Caffe Primo

Do you believe in UFOs: No

What three items would you take to a desert island: Guitar, footy, tennis ball

Any special hobbies or interests: Beach, fishing

Three famous people you would like to meet: Michael Jordan, Morgan Freeman, Floyd Mayweather