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Keeley Kustermann

height: 166cm

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D.O.B: 17-04-2004

Leagues: SANFL Women's League, AFLW, AFLW U18 Championships

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Keeley Kustermann is one of only two top-age South Australians in the AFLW Academy, and has a lot of consistent traits, playing off half-back or through the midfield. She is clean by hand and is able to find the ball well, and once she can lift her efficiency under pressure, then she can be as damaging as she is on the outside.

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Keeley Kustermann is one of those players that just ticks a lot of boxes. She does not necessarily have one elite trait, but instead, has a lot of well above average traits that make her a valuable prospect. Possessing clean hands and neat foot skills on the outside, a high work rate, good decision making and nice balance, she is someone who can play in multiple roles - and has done so, predominantly between half-back and midfield.

In 2022, Kustermann went inside more permanently for West Adelaide, and doubled her disposal numbers, while also impacting around the clearances. Though her efficiency did drop under more pressure - similar to Charlotte Baskaran when she moved inside in 2021 - Kustermann is damaging with time and space. Often the talented teenager is better on the move and able to see everything in front of her to size up, and pick the right option.

Though not a massive influencer in the front half - she kicked just one goal for West Adelaide this year, albeit in a wooden spoon side - Kustermann is someone who can be creative and set scoring chances up for others. Not a speedy or explosive player by any means, Kustermann still works hard to find space and consistently get into ball-winning positions. She can find the ball in all areas of the ground, and is more than happy to be a defensively minded player if need be, laying almost seven tackles per game in the SANFLW.

Cool, calm and composed with ball-in-hand, Kustermann makes good decisions and is a player who will likely start her AFLW career off half-back. She reads the ball well behind the play, and was rewarded for her AFLW Under 18 Championships form with a spot in the All-Australian side. As someone who will only get better with more midfield minutes, Kustermann is a reliable player each and every week.

FUN FACT:

Keeley Kustermann recorded the second highest handball efficiency of any South Australian at the 2022 AFLW Under 18 Championships (83.3 per cent)

Strengths
Balance
Clean hands
Consistency
Decision making
Versatility
Work rate
Improvements
Explosiveness
Kicking consistency [reference to execution]
Scoreboard impact

SANFL Women's League

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021West Adelaide Women's7917967003108820098.81.910.70.80.03.40.046.2
2022West Adelaide Women's1145717116005703026171912.76.319.01.80.06.30.174
Total-1937426723008803834371188.81.910.70.80.03.40.0120.2

AFLW

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
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AFLW U18 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021South Australia Girls1392240080221134.33.07.31.30.02.70.329
2022South Australia Girls301848500806260310.06.016.01.70.02.70.056
Total-432770900160847167.24.511.71.50.02.70.285
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