Sandringham DragonsSandringham DragonsMedium Utility

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Pia Staltari

height: 168cm

weight:

D.O.B: 27-04-2003

Leagues: Vflw, NAB League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships

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A versatile prospect who has showcased the many strings to her bow, Pia Staltari is hoping second time is a charm when it comes to her AFLW Draft hopes. Overlooked last year, the classy Sandringham Dragons utility leant on her strengths across an over-age campaign which saw her build on impressive top-age feats.

After being overlooked in the 2021 AFLW Draft, Pia Staltari returned to the Sandringham Dragons in 2022, and after a year with more positional consistency, she once again finds herself on the draft radar.

Staltari was thrown about into all thirds of the ground last year, finding it difficult to make one position her own as she sometimes switched positions on a quarter-by-quarter basis. However, in her over-age campaign she was given a full run as a permanent forward and shone, bagging eight goals for the season and finishing second in Sandringham's goal kicking tally.

Staltari adapted her strengths to the role well, with her sound decision making and clean skills holding her in good stead to be the player kicking the goals, or the one handing them off. Whilst not getting as many opportunities through the midfield this year, Staltari still managed to top her disposal numbers from last season as she pushed up the ground during games to be an option sending it inside 50.

When stationed deeper, Staltari’s application of pressure was immense, doing well to force mistakes from opponents and earn her side goal scoring opportunities. Despite Staltari’s stability in position for the season, given what she has shown in previous years it is fair to say she’s still a versatile prospect when given the opportunity.

Staltari didn’t earn Vic Metro representative honours in 2022 like she had done last year, but turned out for the Southern Saints at VFLW level five times, averaging 11 disposals a game, with seven of those being kicks. Staltari will be looking to improve her contested game at the next level, as she can sometimes be out-bodied when in a one-on-one situation, and often fade in and out of games.

FUN FACT:

Pia Staltari grew up in Western Australia and after being part of representative squads in her home state, played against the Black Ducks at last year’s AFLW Under 19 National Championships.

Strengths
Class
Decision making
Defensive pressure
Scoreboard impact
Versatility
Skills
Improvements
Consistency
Contested work

Vflw

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021Southern Saints1271930090211043.01.84.80.80.02.30.017
Total-1271930090211043.01.84.80.80.02.30.017

NAB League Girls

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2019Sandringham Dragons3213453001100103165.32.27.50.50.01.80.227
2020Sandringham Dragons25164150030047138.35.313.71.70.01.00.348
2021Sandringham Dragons6727948004320817288.43.411.81.00.35.40.341
2022Sandringham Dragons683310116003700212797.63.711.21.80.04.10.845
Total-1928928132009420432911267.43.410.81.20.13.60.4161

AFLW U18 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021Vic Metro Girls44810060020222.02.04.00.50.03.01.020
Total-44810060020222.02.04.00.50.03.01.020
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