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Milera on the mend

Wayne Milera Junior is expected to return to the main group next week following a minor knee complaint

2:51pm Jan 18, 2017

Ex-Dogs' dream day out

Two ex-Dogs enjoyed a dream day out against their former club in Saturday’s SANFL Elimination Final

9:55pm Sep 3, 2016

Milera's Showdown to remember

Wayne Milera Junior says it was a “surreal” experience running out in his first Showdown

9:35am Apr 3, 2016

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Wayne
Milera

Height
184 cm
DOB
14-09-1997
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2016
8
Career
8
Goals
2016
5
Career
5
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
404
Avg
50
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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Terry & Anne Sullivan

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

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 50.5

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Handballs 10 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Disposals 20 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Marks 9 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 88 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne L 107 - 97 4 3 7 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 32
2 Port Adelaide W 144 - 86 10 10 20 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 88
3 Richmond W 92 - 128 8 4 12 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 41
4 Sydney Swans W 113 - 103 1 8 9 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 25
5 Hawthorn L 112 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 97 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Western Bulldogs L 123 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Geelong Cats L 72 - 98 6 3 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 40
9 Gold Coast Suns W 74 - 149 9 3 12 5 0 2 0 5 3 0 88
10 GWS Giants W 107 - 85 5 3 8 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 29
11 St Kilda W 133 - 45 6 6 12 4 0 2 0 4 0 1 61
12 West Coast Eagles W 76 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 North Melbourne W 100 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 98 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 47 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Collingwood W 97 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Geelong Cats L 85 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon W 143 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Brisbane Lions W 177 - 39 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle W 70 - 142 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Port Adelaide W 94 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 West Coast Eagles L 71 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 North Melbourne W 141 - 79 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Sydney Swans L 118 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 49 40 89 25 0 10 4 17 5 6 404

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 6.1
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 11.1
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 50.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 10 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2016
Handballs 10 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2016
Disposals 20 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2016
Marks 9 Port Adelaide Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016
AFL Fantasy 88 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Adelaide Crows 49 40 89 25 0 10 4 17 5 6 404

Legend

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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