#41

Osca Riccardi

height: 177cm

weight: 65kg

D.O.B: 23-08-2004

Leagues: NAB League Boys

STRENGTHS:

+ Work rate
+ Endurance
+ Footy smarts
+ Clean hands

IMPROVEMENTS:

- Kicking consistency
- Contested work

An eligible Geelong father-son prospect, Osca Riccardi hopes to follow in dad Peter's footsteps. While Peter was a 183cm talent with a deadly left boot who played 282 AFL games, Osca is cut from a very different cloth. He stands at 177cm, and while he is a utility, is a player whose game is build around his work rate and outside running.

Riccardi does have the natural football smarts of a player whose dad spent so long in the elite system, whilst also taking more marks than a 177cm player should - averaging more than three per game at NAB League level - in a consistent season. He just finds ways to be involved in transitional running, often coming off half-back and setting up scoring chains thanks to his high-level endurance and incredible work rate.

His kicking is an area that needs work, and for an outside player, could be further ironed out in order to have a greater impact. He is someone that backs himself with ball-in-hand and has the smarts to put it to good positions, it is just about the final execution. Furthermore, being just 65kg, he is not a contested player, and his strength, along with his contested acumen is something that will need to improve. He is more of a rookie option should the Cats choose to select him, with some neat traits but still plenty to work on.

NAB League Boys

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2022Geelong Falcons1405019040002900333581310.83.814.63.10.02.20.661
Total-1405019040002900333581310.83.814.63.10.02.20.661
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