Round 2 – Syd Guildford Nominee – Jake De Winter
Senior player Jakob De Winter was named the Round 2 Syd Guildford nominee late last week after a superb performance vs Sandgate.
De Winter kicked a bag of 7, including 5 in the opening quarter as the Magpies put the Hawks to the sword early.
A tough matchup, De Winter possesses superb aerial ability, while maintaining the cat like agility of a small forward. A remarkable ability to fly high for a mark, but always land on his feet makes De Winter a dangerous proposition at the spill of the ball and opposition coaches will have to think twice about whether to place a key defender or traditional small defender on the high flyer.
The 25-year-old moved to Queensland two years ago and after training at Redland, was recruited by a combination of his workmate Brady Allen and of course some phone calls from coach Brydan Morgan.
“I got a call from him early in the season to see what I was doing, whether I was going to play for Redland or not, and yeah, he managed to coax me in to coming down,” said De Winter.