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Josh
Battle

Height
193 cm
DOB
01-09-1998
Weight
88 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
1
Career
1
Goals
2017
1
Career
1
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
25
Avg
25
JoshBattle

Player Bio

St Kilda boosted its key forward stocks at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft by adding highly rated spearhead Josh Battle to its list with the clubs second pick (No. 39).

Battle emerged as one of the best key forwards in this year’s draft pool after booting the most goals of any division one player at the under-18 national championships, finishing with 11 goals in four games for Vic Country.

The Dandenong Stingrays product was also prolific at TAC Cup level, kicking 24.12 across eight appearances, around his commitments at Haileybury College and Vic Country.

Battle’s elite endurance base impressed recruiters at the Draft Combine in October, where the 192cm prospect recorded a 10.07 3km time-trial and reached 13.7 in the Beep Test. He also won the 3km test at the AFL Academy camp in January.

Due to his size and athleticism, Battle has been likened to Hawthorn star forward Jack Gunston. He finished the TAC Cup season with an impressive conversion rate of 69 per cent in front of goal.