7 Laurence Angwin (Dandenong Stingrays)
7/10/82, 198cm, 87kg
Strong marking key forward/ruckman with great hands and spring. Quick for his
size. Grandfather Andy played for Hawthorn. Victoria Metro U18s representative
38 Michael Handby (Dandenong Stingrays)
27/4/83, 188.5cm, 92.5kg
Disciplined key defender who is strong overhead and cool under pressure.
Displays clean hands and reads the play well. All Australian honors after good
year with Victoria Metro.
48 Matthew Smith (Oakleigh Chargers)
No details provided
Unheralded Victorian tall.
53 Hayden Skipworth
Woodville West Torrens
25/2/83, 175cm, 68kg
Can play on ball or in defence where he reads play extremely well. Member
AIS/AFL Academy squad 2000 against Ireland. Made All Australian team at this
year's AFL U18 national championships. Ranked in top10 in agility at the AFL
67 Graham Johncock Port Magpies (SANFL)
21/10/82, 176cm, 72kg
Medium defender with clean hands and strength in the contest. Progressed
through the U19s to reserves with the Magpies this year where he played in the
grand final and won the best first year player award.
77 Passed selection
How they fared
The Crows have tended to take South Australians in recent drafts; this year,
they went the other way, choosing a young Victorian ruckman (Agwin) with their
first choice and not picking a local until selection 53.
Coach Gary Ayres:
``We pretty much worked on the theory that we'd obviously look at getting
some developing players."
13 Ashley McGrath (South Fremantle) 18, 177cm, 72kg
A medium sized midfielder who finished the season off well for South
Fremantle. Penetrating left-foot kick who reads the play and carries the ball
22 Richard Hadley (East Fremantle)
29/3/83, 188.5cm, 78.5kg
Half-back flanker who is a clean ball handler. Has great composure. Member of
AIS/AFL Academy squad 2000. Won his club's U18 most valuable player award.
29 Jamie Charman (Cairns Saints)
16/7/82, 196.5cm, 89kg
Athletic ruckman who marks well in packs and very aggressive in centre
square. Had excellent AFL U18 national championship winning All Australian
honors playing for Queensland.
33 Martin Pike (North Melbourne)
14/11/72, 190cm, 92kg
Sterling defender with the height to man up on a tall forward and the pace to
go with a quick one. Resurrected his career at Arden Street, playing in the
1999 premiership team.
59 Luke Hammond (Murray Bushrangers)
Originally from Yarrawonga, where he played with the Bushrangers. An athletic
and versatile player.
How they fared
South Fremantle's Ashley McGrath was a mild surprise at pick 13, but the
headline news was the drafting of Kangaroo Martin Pike.
Coach: Leigh Matthews
``We devoted three picks to the unproven (before drafting Pike). We picked a
player (Pike) we felt could help us next year."
4 Luke Livingston (Bendigo Pioneers)
4/11/82, 190cm, 84kg
Excellent overhead mark and can play both ends. Ranked top at the AFL draft
camp this year with his five, 10 and 20metre sprint times complementing his
11 Trent Sporn (North Adelaide)
23/9/82, 187.5cm, 75kg
Agile, tall wingman who is lightly built. Has excellent hand and foot skills,
rarely turning the ball over. SA U18s representative in 2000 and made his SANFL
senior debut in July.
15 Simon Wiggins (Tassie Mariners)
11/9/82, 185.5cm, 77.5kg
Well balanced and skilful half-back who is exceptional overhead. Mariners
captain, he can go forward and kick goals as he did in TAC Cup final. Is quick
(2.96sec for 20m) and has an excellent leap.
31 Blake Campbell (Murray Bushrangers)
7/8/82, 180cm, 75kg
Inside midfielder with good ball winning ability and disposal particularly on
his preferred left side. His father, Des, played for Melbourne.
46 Sean O'Keeffe (Murray Bushrangers)
10/5/82, 188.5, 80kg
Left-footed defender with good pace and overall skills. Member AIS/AFL
Academy squad 1999 Has poise and is football smart. Key member of Victoria
Country in title winning team.
61 Callan Beasy (Bendigo Pioneers)
19/3/82, 189cm, 84kg
Key forward who has a good leap and kicks long on the left. Leads well from
full-forward and can also play in the ruck.
Coach: Wayne Brittain
``I suppose we're trying to get a bit of size into the place as well. We feel
our midfield's not too bad at the minute."
3 Alan Didak (Port Adelaide)
15/2/83, 183cm, 78kg
Penetrating left foot wingman who has had an outstanding first year in the
SANFL. This year he captained the AIS/AFL Academy squad against Ireland and SA
in national championships winning All Australian honors.
19 Jason Cloke (Eastern Ranges)
6/5/82, 188cm, 90kg
Durable key position player who can go forward. Hard in contest and strong
overhead. Capped an impressive AFL U18 national championship with All Australian
honors. Was eligible through father/son rule for both Collingwood and Richmond.
34 Ryan Lonie (Dandenong Stingrays)
4/3/83, 187.5cm, 85kg
Left footer who can play down back, midfield or forward. Carries ball well
and is a superb kick. Member of AIS/AFL Academy and Victoria Metro U18 teams in
37 Guy Richards (Eastern Ranges)
21/3/83, 200, 78kg
Agile ruckman with dominant left side. Outstanding at centre bounce and
beginning to take marks around the ground.
49 Shane Wakelin (St Kilda)
12/8/74, 191cm, 93kg
Hard-working and versatile defender whose last two years with the Saints have
been blighted by injury.
65 Passed selection
How they fared
The Pies played it safe and picked the most proven of the unproven players in
skilful youngster Didak. They gambled on players with big potential upsides in
the third round.
Recruiting manager Noel Judkins:
``We thought Richards would be gone in the first 15 and we were delighted to
get him at 37.
17 James Davies (Xavier College)
30/7/82, 189cm, 80kg
Medium size defender/midfielder whose school football commitments did not
allow him to play TAC Cup. Shown great potential at school level.
27 Ted Richards (Sandringham Dragons)
18, 190cm, 86kg
Possesss a high degree of football smarts, good speed and endurance.
32 Samuel Hunt (Geelong Falcons)
18, 192cm, 84kg
Tall defender who has played his best football when set a task. Capable of
playing on a ruckman or an alternating midfielder.
47 Jordon Bannister (Calder Cannons)
31/10/82, 186.5cm, 73kg
Lively forward with excellent hands overhead. Finished the year extremely
well, taking 15 marks in a final at the MCG and winning the Cannons' best and
63 Marc Bullen (Murray Bushrangers)
12/7/82, 182cm, 82kg
Well balanced and skilful midfielder or defender. Clean ball handler who is
strong in the contest.
74 Michael Davis (Sandringham Dragons)
3/2/82, 179cm, 74kg
Hard running and prolific ball winning ruck rover with good usage by
hand/foot. Represented Australia against Ireland in 1999 at U17 level.
81 Passed selection
How they fared
The Bombers went exclusively for youth and the strength of their list meant
they were able to punt on talent.
Coach Kevin Sheedy:
``We're pretty happy with the draft, the way it's gone ... We've picked a
fairly good goal to goal line, type draft."
39 Adam McPhee (Dandenong Stingrays)
6/10/82, 186cm, 79kg
Full-back with terrific work rate around the ball. Excellent spoiler and a
dasher and strong overhead. From Narre Warren he represented Victoria Metro in
U18 Nationals this year.
51 Dion Woods (Perth)
25/1/82, 190cm, 76kg
Agile left-foot CHB/CHF who showed versatility by going into the ruck for WA
in AFL U18s. Only lightly built at the moment but contests strongly and is
deceptively quick. Has an outstanding natural leap recording AFL draft camp high
of 95cm for the running vertical jump.
66 Scott Thornton (Sandringham Dragons)
11/9/82, 192cm, 76kg
Mobile forward who showed promise for Victoria Metro in AFL U18 national
championships providing a target across half forward and winning praise from
coach David Dickson. In top 10 with his vertical leap at the AFL Draft Camp he
is coached by Gary Colling at the Dragons.
76 Passed selection
How they fared
Unlike last year, when they had three of the first five picks, the Dockers
didn't have much of a hand in this draft, having traded away early choices for
Peter Bell. They went for tallish flanker types in McPhee, Woods and Scott
Recruiting manager Phil Smart:
``We didn't need to get any more on-ballers - we've already got Bell and Cook
and Hasleby and Toia. So we were trying to get guys who are about 186cm and
higher. We've got three guys who are 188cm, 189cm and 192cm. It's a bit of extra
height in the club."
44 Joshua Hunt (Bendigo Pioneers)
18, 185cm, 88kg
Strong mid-fielder who could play seniors next season. Long left-foot kick,
did not play much football last season, but with limited options and plenty of
talented youngsters already on their list, the Cats could afford to take a punt.
71 Daniel Lowther (Geelong)
19/4/77, 181cm, 78kg
Re-drafted. Lively on-baller who can be used in a tagging role.
79 Hamish Simpson (Geelong)
17/1/76, 191cm, 90kg
Redrafted. Strong-willed defender.
How they fared
The Cats barely had any presence in the draft. They did not have a selection
until No.44 and used their second and third choices (the minimum is three picks)
to redraft players they had already cut. They are either happy with the state
of their list or didn't rate highly the quality and depth of the draft pool.
Coach Mark Thompson:
``We picked Josh Hunt who didn't play a lot of footy last year and the other
young fellow that we had our eyes on just went before our pick ... It was always
going to be tough, with 44 and then 71, there was a long break in between. We
are not too unhappy. If you combine the trade period and the draft we have four
new players in a year where you are reducing lists by two, so it's not too
21 Nick Ries (Sandringham Dragons)
14/7/82, 182cm, 76kg
Smart reader of the play and excellent team leader. Is quick and skilful and
can play in all running positions. Had a consistent TAC Cup championship at U18
level for Victoria Metro and an excellent year with the Dragons finishing equal
third in the best and fairest from limited games.
28 Steven Greene (Sandringham Dragons)
25/1/82, 181cm, 72kgs
Mid-fielder with excellent running ability and skills. Finished equal third
in the best and fairest for 2000. Eligible for father/son rule to either StKilda
and Hawthorn through his father, Russell.
43 Mark Williams South Fremantle
13/4/83, 180cm, 77kgs
Smart around goals and strong pack mark. Long accurate kick and improved as
the year progressed finishing runner-up in the U18s best and fairest award. His
vertical jump and agility results were impressive at the AFL draft camp.
58 Nathan Lonie Dandenong Stingrays
4/3/83, 188cms, 86kgs
Left foot half-forward who is an excellent kick. Member of AIS/AFL Academy
squad in 2000, versus Ireland.
72 passed selection
How they fared
The Hawks were not major players, having given up their first pick for Shaun
Rehn in trading and their second round choice designated for father-son recruit
Stephen Greene. Hawthorn was in the happy and unusual position of not needing to
Recruiting manager John Turnball:
... ``Partly by virtue of the fact that our picks were 21, 43 and 58 we were
looking for a mid-fielder ... who could kick goals."
6 Dylan Smith (Sandringham Dragons)
Quick dynamic midfielder, good evasive skills and a goal kicker. Member
AIS/AFL Academy squad. Best on ground in 1999 TAC Cup grand final. Captained
Victoria Metro in this year's AFL U18 national championships winning All
8 Daniel Motlop (Wanderers (NT) Nth Adelaide (SANFL))
16/3/82, 183cm, 75kgs
Played 17 games for Nth Adelaide this year. Won All Australian honors at this
year's AFL U18 national championships for NT.
14 Daniel Harris (Bendigo Pioneers) 10/5/82, 180cm, 79kgs
Centreman who is excellent in close. Had outstanding year captaining Victoria
Country to AFL U18s title winning All Australian honors.
23 Drew Petrie (Nth Ballarat Rebels) 15/10/82, 197cm, 93kgs
Ruckman who takes contested marks, good decision maker. Had an excellent AFL
U18 national championship with the victorious Victoria Country team. Selected in
TAC Cup Team of the Year.
30 Saverio Rocca (Collingwood) 20/11/73, 195cm, 104kgs:
42 Daniel Pratt
Northern Eagles (AFL/QSL) 21/3/83, 184cm, 83kgs
Onballer or wingman who impressed for Queensland in the national U18s.
60 Corey Jones (Bendigo Pioneers)
Played for Sturt in the SANFL where he impressed the Roos.
How they fared
Went for the best available, rather than a specific type.
Coach Denis Pagan: ``After losing Matthew Capuano, Evan Hewitt going to
Adelaide and Craig Sholl retiring, we needed a key forward, some height," Pagan
said of Rocca.
16 Scott Thompson (Port Magpies, SANFL) 14/3/83, 183cm, 74kgs
Classy midfielder with good skills hand and foot. Has hard edge and good
football brain. Member AIS/AFL Academy team and SA U18s representative. His
fitness shone out at the AFL draft camp. Mixed his football between StMichaels
College, Ports Reserves and U19 teams this year.
62 Daniel Breese (Eastern Ranges) 21/4/83, 189cm, 84kgs
Courageous, versatile and athletic who can play tall or small. Cool under
pressure and strong overhead. His endurance the outstanding feature at the AFL
73 Ross Funcke (North Ballarat) 16/11/77, 182cm, 81kgs
Didn't quite make the grade at Punt Road, despite numerous opportunities.
Quick type, suited to tagging roles.
80 Mitchell Craig (Eastern Ranges) 19, 193cm, 90kgs
Tall, athletic centre half-forward at junior level who could develop into a
key position player. Injured throughout most of this year.
84 Passed selection
How they fared
The Dees were yet another club with only a cameo role - thanks to the AFL's
draft penalties for cap rorting, they didn't have a pick between 16 and 64. They
did well, however, to secure Scott Thompson at selection 16, who will add to
their increasingly formidable midfield.
Melbourne recruiting manager Craig Cameron: ``It was pretty good. We had
draft penalties in the second and third round, so we had to sit there while a
lot of guys went. We are happy with our first pick (Scott Thompson). Thought he
was a top 10 selection, so we are happy he got through."
12 Shaun Burgoyne (Port Magpies (SANFL) 21/10/82, 185cm, 81kgs
Skilful, evasive half-back flanker who is a powerful kick. Member AIS/AFL
Academy squad and SA U18s representative in 1999/2000. Brother to Peter and
played seniors with Magpies this year. Speed his outstanding feature at the AFL
20 Kane Cornes Glenelg (SANFL) 5/1/83, 182cm, 76kgs
Debuted in seniors this year at half-back and played some fine games, winning
Glenelg's most outstanding junior player award. Member of AIS/AFL Academy squad
and All Australian at AFL U18s this year. Excellent overhead, great courage.
Son of former Adelaide Crows coach Graeme and brother to Chad at Port Adelaide.
35 Alan Murray (Murray Bushrangers) 20/5/82, 177cm, 80kgs
Medium forward with great goal sense and skill level. Capable of doing
freakish things. Had an excellent AFL U18 national championship representing
NSW/ACT, winning All Australian honors. Brother Derek is with Port.
50 Domenic Cassisi (East Fremantle, Westar) 22/9/82, 184cm, 79kgs
Wingman with excellent kick and good balance. A consistent player for WA in
the U18 nationals. Made his senior debut late in the season for East Fremantle,
How they fared
Drafted the brothers of three players on the list. Could only assist with
Coach Mark Williams: ``We think that all four of them can play next year ...
Last year we felt we were a bit hamstrung with injuries."
9 Kayne Pettifer (Murray Bushrangers) 22/1/82, 181cm, 75kgs
Half forward/midfielder with good goal sense, marking ability and finishing
skills. Enjoyed excellent season winning All Australian honors in victorious
Victoria Country U18 team and won the best and fairest in division one at the
AFL U18 national championships and with the Murray Bushrangers.
25 Mark Coughlan Perth (Westar) 20/4/82, 182cm, 81kgs
Onballer who played excellent senior football for Perth resulting in him
being tagged late in the season.
40 Chris Hyde (Murray Bushrangers) 9/8/82, 182cm, 75kgs
Left-footed midfielder who is very creative. Excellent leader and has a
terrific work ethic. Showed fantastic endurance at the AFL draft camp.
41 Andrew Krakouer (South Fremantle)
Son of Jimmy, nephew of Phil.
55 Chris Newman (Dandenong Stingrays) 16/5/82, 180cm, 75kgs
Left-footed midfielder, can also play half-back. Victoria Metro U18
representative and winner of Stingrays' best and fairest.
57 Steven Sziller (St Kilda) 15/12/72, 176cm 82kgs
Tough, defensive tagger at Moorabbin.
69 Passed selection
How they fared
In Pettifer the Tigers have found the small goalkicking forward they
Coach Danny Frawley: ``We're pretty rapt to get a senior player (Steven
Sziller) through the door. After picking up five youngsters, we needed a senior
11 Nick Riewoldt (Southport) 17/10/82 193cms 81kgs
Excellent overhead mark with a great work ethic, continually presenting
himself across half-forward. Shows great courage in contests. Won All Australian
honors in AFL U18s representing Queensland and played in the Southport
premiership side. His overhead marking shone out at draft camp.
2 Justin Koschitzke (Murray Bushrangers) 20/9/82, 196cm, 82kgs
Key forward and good pack mark. Mobile with good disposal skills and kicks
goals. Key player for the victorious NSW/ACT team in the AFL U18 national
championships this year averaging 10 marks per game and winning All Australian
honors. Has a good football brain, clean hands and can play forward, back or
64 Mark Gale (Fremantle) 7/5/76, 190cm, 88kgs
Versatile tall forward or back for the Dockers over the past four seasons.
Could relish the chances at a new club.
75 Robert Powell (Richmond) 19/3/76, 180cm, 79kgs
Talented forward and on-baller for the Tigers, held back by leg injuries and
on-field discipline problems.
82 Daniel Wulf (St Kilda) Redrafted.
85, 86, 87 Passed
How they fared
Riewoldt and Kochitzke are excellent long-term picks.
Football manager Brian Waldron: ``It really complemented what we did over the
trading period. We took two tall developing key-position players and three
ready-to-go players to add to the five we had already secured."
24 Luke Ablett (Gippsland Power) 22/11/82, 182cm, 84kgs
Powerful inside midfielder with terrific pace and a long kick. Played with
Drouin under his father Kevin in 1999 before having an impressive 2000 which
included representing Victoria Country in the AFL U18 national championships.
Nephew of Geelong champion Gary, he finished third in the club best and fairest.
52 Amon Buchanan (Geelong Falcons) 19, 177cm, 76kgs
Exceptional goal-kicking left-footer. Scored over 60 goals this year,
including five in the TAC Cup grand final where he was judged best-afield. Wins
the ball well in most situations.
54 Jarrad Sundqvist Glenelg (SANFL) 11/12/82, 187cm, 72kgs
Running half-back who is good overhead and reads the game well. Excellent
hand and foot skills and holds his feet well. SA U18s representative this year
and played reserves and U19s level at Glenelg.
68 Passed selection
How they fared
The Swans had given up their first and third picks for Paul Williams. They
went for another big football name when they took Luke Ablett with their first
Recruiting manager Rick Barham: ``History might show this draft is not as
good as what's gone down in the past, so as a consequence we gave up our first
and third picks for Paul Williams. Picking at 24, 52 and 54 are not the greatest
picks but we went for some developing kids. Luke Ablett and Amon Buchanan could
both play next year."
5 Andrew McDougall (Perth)
29/6/83, 196cm, 86kg
A calf injury interrupted his 2000 season after an exciting start when he won
the Barassi Medal for the best and fairest player in the international rules
series against Ireland in April. Strong overhead, a good kick for goal and very
18 Daniel Kerr (East Fremantle)
16/5/83, 176cm, 68kg
Quick half forward/rover with class and goal kicking ability. Impressive
member of Australian U17 representative team against Ireland 2000 and All
Australian U18 selection capped off an excellent representative year.
36 Jeremy Humm (North Ballarat Rebels)
5/1/83, 180cm, 79kg
Half-forward/half-back who is good one-on-one and at the fall of the ball.
Member AIS/AFL Academy squad 2000 and All Australian U18 representative
following consistent performances for Victoria Country. Has tremendous work
ethic and is a great competitor.
45 Trent Carroll (Fremantle)
28/4/78, 191cm, 92kg
Aggressive and talented defender who made his mark at Fremantle two years ago
but struggled in 2000. New surroundings may help him to recover his best form.
How they fared
The Eagles took the safe option and drafted a local boy, Perth's Andrew
McDougall, with their first pick. He has the mobility to develop into the key
defender or forward. They went local again with pick two, grabbing Daniel Kerr
from Ken Judge's happy hunting ground, East Fremantle.
Recruiting manager Gary Merrington:
``We didn't purposely put the flavor on Western Australians, but we needed a
tall and we picked McDougal first for the long term. With a new lease of life,
(Trent) Carroll might be OK."
10 Jordon McMahon (Glenelg)
27/5/83, 184cm, 65kg
Super quick left-foot wingman who had injury interrupted year after
representing Australia against Ireland at U17 level in April. His 8.16seconds
for the agility run at the AFL Draft Camp was the camp's best.
26 Shane Birss (Gippsland Power)
11/3/83, 181cm, 69kg
Medium inside mid-fielder from Sale who is good overhead and has excellent
vision. Has good finishing skills which he displayed for Victoria Country in the
AFL U18 National Championships this year. Runner up in Power's best and fairest
56 Daniel Cross (Murray Bushrangers)
30/3/83, 184.5cm, 72kg
Medium forward/defender who is agile and a strong mark for his size. Reads
the play well and cool under pressure. Being from Albury he represented the
NSW/ACT U18s team which won Division 2 this year in the AFL national
70 Wade Skipper (West Perth)
18, 198cm, 92kg
Tall young ruckman drafted with an eye to the future.
78, 83 Passed selection
How they fared
The Doggies, once devoted to recycling in the Carlton-Kangaroos style, have
taken a turn towards a youth policy since Scott Clayton arrived at the club.
Their first choice, Jordon McMahon, was highly rated by a number of clubs and
might easily have been picked in the top four. He will need time, however, to
fill out before he can become a regular senior player.
Recruiting manager Scott Clayton:
``We've got some exciting players. We went pretty young and we'll give them
time to develop. It's up to us now."