Myles Poholke

Date of Birth: 10/07/1998

Club: Adelaide FC

Games (Goals): 9 (3)

Recruited From: 2016 NAB AFL Draft, Pick 44 from Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)


  • U/18 Vic Country Representative 2015 & 16

  • AFL Academy 2016

Selected as a member of the AFL Academy, Myles travelled to the US at the start of the 2016 to undertake an elite training experience at the IMG Academy in Florida with a group of his peers rated as the best players amongst there age group. Myles gained a huge amount of benefit from this trip which not only included the physical aspect, but also confidence in his own ability. 

Myles was also selected for the second year running in the Victorian Country team which competed in the NAB AFL Under 18 National Championships. Unfortunately the team didn't experience a great deal of success, however personally it was a great carnival by Myles as he showed his versatility playing in the midfield and also as a damaging player overhead and around goals. 

Selected with the Adelaide Crows second pick in the 2016 Draft, Myles enjoyed his first year at the Crows immensely. Featuring in the Senior Team during the NAB Cup, Myles was unlucky not to make his AFL debut in 2017 in what was an incredibly tough line up to break into as the team went agonisingly close to the Premiership. Playing some fantastic footy in the SANFL, Myles was rewarded with a contract extension tying him to the club until the end of 2020.

On the back of the team’s Premiership defeat in 2017, the Crows injected some young blood into the team which included Myles making his debut in Round 5 against Sydney. Playing mainly as a high half forward, Myles is a particularly good overhead mark and has terrific forward craft which makes him hard to match up on. Finishing the season by playing 9 games, Myles will look to build on his form and break into the midfield in 2019.