Is Harry Sheezel Jewish? Ethinicity And Origin Explained
The young athlete Harry Sheezel belongs to the Jewish ethnicity and praises highly of his community.
Australian Jewish News is happy to share the news of two Jewish boys up for a new challenge. One, of course, is a former Ajax player and present U18 Victoria Metro rep Harry Sheezel, and the other is former AJAX player Simon Glasman's son Ziggy Toledo-Glasman.
Jewish athletes have long been underrepresented in the AFL; the few that have made it to the highest level include Todd Goldstein, Ezra Poyas, and Julian Kirzner. Sheezel is a dynamic forward with many trickeries near the goal and he has amassed noticeable fans in the country.
He spent his early career in the only Jewish football team in the nation, the club based in Melbourne's inner suburbs, Ajax. It was also around this time that Sheezel, who is projected to go in the top ten picks at this year's NAB AFL Draft, began to notice the upsurge of support among the Jewish community for his growing football career.
He said after he was picked for the NAB AFL draft, "There hasn't been as many Jewish footballers lately to make it into the AFL, so it's kind of special to hopefully be the first one in a while."