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Welcome to Collingwood: Isaac Quaynor

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Selection No. 13 – Isaac Quaynor

Position: Defender
Height: 180cm
Weight: 83kg
Age: 18
Recruited from: Bulleen-Templestowe/ Beverley Hills / Oakleigh U18

The Collingwood Next Generation Academy prospect can play in defence and in the middle. The versatile Under-18 All-Australian defender can play on both medium and small opponents and is quick and agile. A good decision maker, Quaynor uses the ball effectively by hand and foot. The 18-year-old models his game on Bulldogs speedster Jason Johannisen and Demons defender Neville Jetta, and shapes as a top-20 pick on draft night. Quaynor also surprised himself, winning the goalkicking test at the Draft Combine with a perfect score.

2018 TAC Cup statistics
Club: Oakleigh U18
Games: 13
Average Disposals: 16.3
Average Marks: 3.8
Average Round 50s: 4.1
Average Tackles: 3.2

Did you know? 

  • Quaynor has supported Collingwood since he was a child, growing up in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs
  • He began playing competitive football at the age of 12
  • The 18-year-old played soccer, athletics and basketball as a child
  • He was sitting behind the Collingwood Cheer Squad during the 2018 Grand Final against West Coast

Isaac Quaynor was the runner-up in Oakleigh's 2018 best-and-fairest.

What they say

“A medium defender who can also move into the midfield and has good speed and agility, which allows him to play on medium and small opponents. A good decision-maker about when to mark or spoil and uses the ball effectively by hand and foot. An excellent performer for Vic Metro in the National Under-18 Championships, winning Under- 18 All-Australian honours. Eligible for Collingwood under the Next Generation Academy Program with his African heritage. Runner-up in the Chargers best-and-fairest,” – Kevin Sheehan
(AFL Talent Ambassador),, November 2018

“Quaynor is powerful, strong half-back who has played on a range of forwards this year and excelled. He's got a mature build that helps him out-body forwards, but he combines that with clean disposal at ground level and an explosiveness out of the defensive 50 (he averaged four rebound-50s for the Chargers)… He's also a bubbly, warm personality who is well-liked in all the teams he has been a part of. Quaynor likes to look at how Western Bulldog playmaker Jason Johannisen rebounds from half-back and take on the game in a similar ilk,” – Cal Twomey (AFL Media’s draft expert),, October-November 2018

“Quaynor will take Rising Star winner Jaidyn Stephenson’s No.35 jumper and burst off the halfback line in it next year. Averaged 419m gain for Vic Metro. Think Jason Johannisen,” – Sam Landsberger and Jay Clark (Herald Sun journalists),, November 2018

What he says

“I think that’s one thing that comes naturally to me – being able to shut down an opponent and sacrifice my game a little bit for the good of the team. I like to pride myself on making sure I’m defending my man and taking him out of the game, regardless of whether I have 10 touches or 20 touches myself. That’s my role in the team,” – Isaac Quaynor
,, October 2018.

“Just seeing the people you’ve been barracking for was pretty eye-opening for me (when training with Collingwood during the pre-season). The standard that a lot of those players drive is something I really want to work to. When I was out on the track, the intensity of it all was five steps above what I’m exposed to at TAC Cup level,” – Isaac Quaynor, The Age, November 2018.