Road To The Draft - Sam Frost

NAME: Sam Frost

CLUB: Sandringham Dragons

SANDRINGHAM Dragons and Vic Metro ruckman/centre half-back Sam Frost made a name for himself in unusual circumstances during a NAB AFL Under-18 Championships game at Patersons Stadium in June.

It was during Vic Metro's match against Western Australia. The ball was shot out to Frost, who clasped his hands together and hit the ball up - as if he were playing volleyball.

In volleyball, such a movement is called a dig. Frost, who had played the sport at school for a few years, felt like digging himself a hole.

"I didn't mean to do it; it was completely reflex," he said.

Frost is a Year 12 student at Wesley College in Melbourne. Besides a short career in volleyball, he's been an emergency for a state under-16 squad in basketball.

He barracks for Richmond because his father David wore the black and gold at Glenelg. David also played for Sturt during his 100-game SANFL career, which was spent mainly at full-back.

One of the first things you notice about Frost is his confidence, a trait he recognises in himself. "I feel comfortable in most situations," he said.

His Dragons coach, Dale Tapping, agreed that Frost is confident, but added that he's not overbearing. "He certainly doesn't swagger."

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