Anthony has made an immediate impression at the club in his first year, with his fantastic leadership and dedication.
He has been a welcome addition crossing over from cross town rivals Pascoe Vale Football Club in search of regular first team football. Anthony is the perfect team mate, committed, a great communicator and reliable. We look forward to Anthony leading our backline for many years to come.
Nickname and why: Gaz, look like Garry Lyon, play like Gary Ablett (Snr & Jnr)
Preferred position? Anywhere around the back six
Weird rituals before or during a match? Weird ritual that seems to happen during every game is that the forward I’m playing on doesn’t get a kick.
Favourite ever AFL footballer and why? Lenny Hayes: courageous, skilful, consistent, tackling machine and just a no nonsense footballer. I cried when he retired.
Biggest influence on your football so far? My dad because he has never complimented me once in the 13 years I’ve played. This hasn’t made me strive to be better, just convinced me I’m no good.
Favourite football memory? Coming back from 5 goals down at 3 Qtr time to beat Strathmore in my first year of U19s at Paco.
Best player you’ve played with and against?
With: Lachie Stredwick (3 u19 bnfs in a row)
Against: Nick O’kearney
Funniest team mate? Matty Bennardo (because we laugh at him not with him)
Most annoying team mate? Matty Bennardo
Most reliable team mate? Peter Dispenzeri
Smartest team mate? Daniel Gennaccaro (chubby but knows how to find the ball)
Name the one team mate least likely to pay when eating out? Easy, Matty Bennardo
Favourite past time/hobby?
1. Getting together with mates for a night out
Favourite band/musician? Me on the dj decks in the backyard
Celebrity crush? Francesca Farago
3 people you would invite to a private dinner, dead or alive? Donald Trump, Will Ferrell, Steve Baker
What you miss most about not being able to play footy? Just running around with mates, going to be some serious extra kilos on me when we return