Owls’ young gun awarded

ANGLE Vale football junior Shaquan Davey was rewarded for his efforts this season after he took home the SANFL Juniors Medal at the Central District Football Club early last month.

The 10-year-old Adelaide Crows fan won the medal after receiving 27 votes in a season, where he kicked 19 goals.

However, the Owls midfielder said he couldn’t believe it when he was announced as the winner of the under 12 division two north best and fairest count.

“I just started looking at my mum and said ‘what!’,” he said.

“I didn’t really know what to say, but something just came out.”

Despite Shaquan’s achievement, the Owls finished the season in fifth position and missed out on finals.

However, he was delighted to win the medal, and said he mirrors his game on a Crows idol.

“I think I play like Eddie Betts,” Shaquan said.

“I love his snaps at goals and he’s a gun.

“I’d love to play AFL one day.”

Shaquan said he became interested in playing football when he watched it on TV, and decided that he’d give it a crack.

However, the talented youngster doesn’t limit his skills to footy – he also plays soccer for the Angle Vale Foxes.

After only starting soccer this year, he kicked five goals in his first game, which he celebrated with a backflip.

Shaquan said he enjoys playing both sports in Angle Vale.

“It’s where papa and nana live,” he said.

“I’ve got a lot of friends there.”

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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