Junior Clubs: Culcairn (NSW)
Recruited From: Culcairn/Murray U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Culcairn, BB Saints, Billabong Crows, CDBHU, Henty, Holbrook, Howlong
Sam Schulz was the first-ever player to sign with the GIANTS in 2010. The rookie from Culcairn in southern NSW is a right-footed midfielder with explosive pace who represented his state in both athletics and tennis as a junior. Schulz made his AFL debut in Round 12, 2012 against Richmond.
One of the first GIANTS signed when the club was formed, he has faced significant challenges. He made his only senior appearance as a substitute in 2012 before being delisted at the end of 2013. Added to the rookie list last season, shoulder and rib injuries limited his output, but did enough to retain his place for another season.
From Culcairn in the Riverina region, Schultz was one of the first players to join the GIANTS as a NSW zone selection in 2010. Played one senior game in 2012 but none last season and was delisted at the end of 2013. The athletic midfielder was given another chance when he was selected as the club’s only rookie this season.
The New South Welshman from the Riverina region spent the early parts of the season working on his game in the NEAFL before earning his lone AFL appearance as a substitute against Richmond in round 12. A calf injury then halted his progress and the midfielder played out the rest of the campaign back in the reserves. With decent athleticism and leaping ability, he will be hoping for a bigger impact this season.
Another New South Welshman, Schulz hails from Culcairn in the southeast Riverina region and played with the Murray Bushrangers. A busy, athletic midfielder, he cites Joel Selwood as the player he most admires. Set a vertical leap record at a testing session in early 2010.
|1||St Kilda||W 78 - 87||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2||Melbourne||W 101 - 56||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|3||Sydney Swans||L 111 - 90||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4||Gold Coast Suns||W 119 - 53||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|5||West Coast Eagles||L 120 - 33||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|6||Hawthorn||W 108 - 98||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|7||Carlton||W 57 - 135||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|8||Adelaide Crows||W 108 - 84||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|16||Gold Coast Suns||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|TOTAL||W: 6 - L: 2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kicks||3||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
|Disposals||3||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
|Marks||1||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
|Tackles||2||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
|Goals||1||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
|AFL Fantasy||26||Richmond||Rd 12, 2012|
2011 NSW-ACT zone selection (GWS GIANTS); 2014 Rookie Draft selection (GWS GIANTS) No.1