|JNR CLUB:||Glen Waverley Rovers /Mulgrave|
Ryan Lester is a versatile 191cm utility whose speed and strength allows him to play up forward, back in defence or even in the midfield. Although still at the beginning of his AFL development, he looks set to become a key component of the Lions’ future.
Lester proved a promising talent as a teenager, but was unfortunately dealt some hard luck through injuries during his final year with the Oakleigh Chargers in the U18 TAC Cup.
In a surprise showing, he booted four goals in Round 9 against St Kilda, providing an answer to the question of who would fill the void left up forward in Daniel McStay’s absence through injury.
Draft history: Pick 28, 2010 National Draft (Brisbane Lions)
Debut: Round 1, 2011 v Fremantle