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LeBois a Carlton rookie

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Carlton has secured the talents of South Australian small forward Kym LeBois in the 2016 rookie draft.

Taken with the Club’s No.5 pick, LeBois is known for his skills, pace and goal awareness.

Two years ago the 18-year-old moved from his home town of Ceduna, located on the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula, to Adelaide, in order to further his football career.

Since making the move LeBois has been playing for the Roosters in the SANFL, and has also been a member of Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal Academy. 


Football smarts run in the family, with the elusive forward related to Essendon and Port champ Gavin Wanganeen, as well as former Bomber Alwyn Davey.

Carlton’s General Manager of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni says LeBois is an “elusive” small forward with great agility.

“Although Kym is on the smaller side, he’s very elusive and hard to tackle,” Silvagni said. 

“He’s got great speed and is a beautiful kick on his left side, so it’s a real weapon for him.” 

LeBois joins former Docker Alex Silvagni as the Blues' new rookies, while Ciaran Sheehan and Andrew Gallucci have been re-rookie listed.

Welcome, Kym!


DOB: 22.5.1998
Position: Small forward
Height: 175cm
Weight: 66kg
Club: North Adelaide/Koonibba


“I think a lot of this year I’ve tried to model my game on Alwyn; that forward line pressure he puts on and the goal sense that he has. If I can keep trying to do what he does it will go a long way. This year I’ve also liked watching Eddie Betts and Cyril Rioli, they’re stars of the game, so trying to base my game around them as well.”

 - LeBois speaks to SANFL radio ahead of the 2016 national draft.