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THE ADELAIDE SET.

Jarman Impey-Port Adelaide FC

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Jarman Impey currently plays AFL with Port Adelaide and has previously represented both Victoria Country and Australia in the game. We caught up with Jarman at the Nutrition Republic to get the scoop on his AFL journey so far and his future ahead.

“It was always the dream for me to play for an AFL Club. The night I was drafted was a very special moment for me and my family” Jarman, 19, says. 

Jarman Impey currently plays AFL with Port Adelaide and has previously represented both Victoria Country and Australia in the game. We caught up with Jarman at the Nutrition Republic to get the scoop on his AFL journey so far and his future ahead.

“It was always the dream for me to play for an AFL Club. The night I was drafted was a very special moment for me and my family” Jarman, 19, says. 

 

It wasn’t an easy road; from a young age Jarman travelled several hours to train with the Murray Bushrangers. He also used his free time as an opportunity to have a kick with his father, who he names as his biggest inspiration: “He has helped me through thick and thin, and has always been by my side.”

 

Being picked to represent Australia against New Zealand was the moment when Impey knew he was on the right road and achieving his goals. Fast-forward to 2015 and he’s not only playing for Port Adelaide, but has already earned himself a Rising Star nomination for his defensive work against Hayden Ballantyne (Freemantle) in Round 8, 2014.

 

Although moving away from his family and friends in Shepparton was tough in the beginning, having two friends, Tom Clurey and Ollie Wines, already on the team assisted the move. Jarman attributes settling in quickly not only to “playing a few games” and “having a really exciting first year”, but also to the support he receives from the Port Adelaide Football Club, who “help in any way they can”.


On a rating of one to powerful, Impey rates Port Adelaide as “definitely powerful” this season.

And who is the main power of Port Adelaide? “Chad Wingard; he’s just a special player really, he gets the sport. I don’t know how he does some of the things he does.”

 

Training with the team is intense, but perhaps in more ways than one; coach Ken Hinkley frowns upon hats, topknots and man buns. Surprisingly, drinking during the season is not ‘nay’ or even ‘yay’, but “yay and nay”; as Jarman explains, “Nothing too crazy, but we are allowed a social life.”

 

Despite being something universally considered as impossible, “everyone is happy on Monday morning” at the Port Adelaide Football Club… following a win. Although Impey acknowledges, “Just like everything, you can’t win all the time. You have to learn from the losses, learn from where you have made mistakes and try to improve.”

 

“If there is something you really want to do, stick at it. Be dedicated. Be motivated. Nothing is too impossible; if you want it you can go get it. Train hard and listen to your coaches”.

 

Impey’s wise words for up-and-coming athletes are akin to his driven attitude and passion for AFL. We look forward to watching this young powerful player progress in the game.

 

  

 

Interview Conducted by;

Isabella Rositano, Nomakhosi Mpala and Raphaela Wiget