The West Australian Football Commission congratulates the 19 WAFL players added to AFL lists via the 2019 NAB AFL National and Rookie Drafts.
This included 14 in the National Draft, three in the Rookie Draft and two as Category-B Rookies.
This was in addition to the six players added to AFL lists since the 2018 AFL Draft as pre-season supplemental selections or in the AFL Mid-Season Draft.
WAFC CEO Gavin Taylor congratulated all of the players selected and wished them every success as they strive to make their AFL debut.
“This is a great result, not only for the players, but for WA Football overall. It really demonstrates the depth of the talent pool right across the State, from the metro area and throughout the regions.”
“I would like to thank all of the clubs, coaches, volunteers, talent pathway staff, family members and friends who have helped make it possible for these players to achieve their dream of being drafted.”
WAFC State Talent Manager Adam Jones also congratulated the 2019 AFL Draftees and encouraged those who hadn’t received an opportunity at this year’s Draft to remain committed in 2020.
“There are more opportunities than ever for players to get onto an AFL list, with supplemental and Mid-Season Drafts still to come,” he said.
“I really encourage any player that is still pursuing their AFL dream to stay focussed, keep training hard and improving as a player. The WAFL has a proud history of developing top talent and is a great competition to keep furthering your football career.”
WA PLAYERS DRAFTED
2019 NAB AFL National Draft
3 – Luke Jackson (East Fremantle / Bullcreek-Leeming) – Melbourne
9 – Liam Henry (Claremont / Christ Church) – Fremantle
18 – Mitchell Georgiades (Subiaco / Marist) – Port Adelaide
22 – Deven Robertson (Perth / Aquinas / Manning) – Brisbane
27 – Jeremy Sharp (East Fremantle / Aquinas / Attadale) – Gold Coast
32 – Trent Rivers (East Fremantle / Bullcreek-Leeming) – Melbourne
36 – Elijah Taylor (Perth / Thornlie) – Sydney
39 – Chad Warner (East Fremantle / Aquinas / Willetton) – Sydney
42 – Ronin O’Connor (Claremont / Marist) – Adelaide
49 – Callum Jamieson (Claremont / North Beach) – West Coast
55 – Trey Ruscoe (East Fremantle / Aquinas / Booragoon) – Collingwood
58 – Ben Johnson (West Perth / Whitford) – West Coast
59 – Jaxon Prior (West Perth / Sorrento-Duncraig) – Brisbane Lions
62 – Riley Garcia (Swan Districts / Caversham) – Western Bulldogs
2019 AFL Rookie Draft
6 – Jarvis Pina (Peel Thunder / South Mandurah) – Fremantle
8 – Jake Pasini (Swan Districts / Caversham) – Port Adelaide
11 – Anthony Treacy (Claremont / Cable Beach) – West Coast
2019 Category-B Rookies
Leno Thomas (Claremont / Belmont / Port Wyndham / Warmun) - Fremantle
Isaiah Butters (Claremont / Christ Church / Mosman Park / Halls Creek) - Fremantle
2019 Mid Season Draft
1 – Josh Deluca (Subiaco / Sorrento-Duncraig) – Carlton
8 – Jack Mayo (Subiaco / Carine) – St Kilda
11 – Dillon O’Reilly (East Fremantle) – Fremantle
13 – Marlion Pickett (South Fremantle) – Richmond
2019 Pre-season supplemental selections
Zac Clarke (Subiaco) – Essendon
Sydney Stack (Perth / Federals) – Richmond
Jy Farrar, originally from Halls Creek in WA, was also drafted by the Gold Coast Suns at number 60 in the 2019 AFL National Draft after relocating to Victoria and then Adelaide, where he played two SANFL games as an Adelaide Crows development-listed player.