Pocket Profile- Shaun Wicken (Player, South West Sydney Magpies)

Get to know South West Sydney Magpies Platinum Division Captain, Shaun Wicken!

Name: Shaun Wicken
Nickname: Wicko
AFL Sydney Club: SWS Magpies
Junior Club: Liverpool Eagles & Bankstown Bombers
Position/s: Mid/Forward
Playing Number: 7
Usual Grade: Platinum
First season of AFL Sydney footy: 2007
Why did you start playing footy?
Grew up with a mate that was from Adelaide. He dragged me down for a kick
What is your most memorable AFL Sydney moment?
Winning the 2010 premiership against Penrith
What is the best part about playing at your current club?
Being around a good bunch of lads
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or routines?
What is the best advice you have received as a player and from who?
Back yourself. Train like you play.
Who has the best kick at the club?
Not Shorty
What is one AFL rule you would change and why?
Hits the post and comes back into the field of play – Play on
What are you missing most about footy during lockdown?
Not being able to let off some steam and shut off from what’s currently going on.
Interests outside of football?
Family, Adventures, Beach
Which teammate is most likely to:
Turn up late Dart for sure. Always seems to time it perfect by rocking up after the fitness.
Be on the massage table Forrester and Zac.
Forget their boots TJ
Suck up to the coach Mick. Still hasn’t got a start as a forward.
Appear on the next season of Australian Survivor Brendan Jones.
Who is your tip to win the 2021 AFL Premiership & Brownlow Medal?
Swans – Ollie Wines
Who would you like to see as the Pre-Game entertainment for the 2021 AFL Grand Final?
The Amity Affliction
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
First place you want to visit after travel restrictions lift?
Apple Music or Spotify?
Pineapple on Pizza. Yes/ No?
Usual coffee order?
Strong Skim Flat White
What is this player know for at your club?
Wicko is a great leader at the Club. He is a natural leader and is always willing to help out the younger players.
Any additional comments about the player
Wicko can turn a game when he gets the chance. He is respected by the opposition and most weeks will get a tag.
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