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2017 AFL & Rookie Draftees from CFC

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:55 AM
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On Friday afternoon Claremont Football Club once again had a great result with the NAB AFL rising stars draft with four Claremont Tiger's being selected in the AFL draft. 

The selections were as follows; 

NAB AFL Draftees: 

Pick 19: Wil Powell to Gold Coast Suns
Pick 56: Zac Langdon to GWS Giants
Pick 58: Jake Patmore to Port Adelaide Football Club
Pick 76: Matt Guelfi to Essendon Football Club
 

Rookie Draftees:

Pick 5: Bailey Banfield to Fremantle Football Club
Pick 35: Callan England to West Coast Eagles 
 


Pick 19: Wil Powell to Gold Coast Suns

The lean, medium-sized runner didn't make the Western Australian team that competed in this year's NAB AFL U18 Championships, but underwent testing at the WA State Combine. Originally from Scarborough, he represented Claremont in the WAFL's Colts competition, averaging 14 disposals and tallying eight goals in 18 games. Powell was one of his team's best performers in a hard-fought preliminary final victory and was again prominent in the Grand Final with 15 possessions, despite a 54-point loss to East Fremantle.


Pick 56: Zac Langdon to GWS Giants

A ready-made small forward who gets his chance on a senior list at the age of 22. Langdon has earned his spot after spending the past two years in the WAFL for Claremont. He won the Yo-Yo test at the WA State Combine, highlighting his enormous endurance. Possesses elite running and foot skills, and pushes hard to impact up the ground as well as in the forward 50.


Pick 58: Jake Patmore to Port Adelaide Football Club

A graduate of NAB AFL Academy who is a medium defender who reads the play exceptionally well to win the ball and distributes it neatly by hand and foot. Excellent performer for WA in the NAB AFL U18 Championships and has been in excellent form since at colts level in the WAFL, progressing to play well at reserves level. Improved his fitness dramatically across the season to give himself the best shot at being drafted.


Pick 76: Matt Guelfi to Essendon Football Club

A 'Mr Fix It' of sorts, the 20-year-old has missed out in two previous drafts, but is coming off an excellent season for Claremont in the WAFL. Best known as a midfielder, Guelfi can play almost anywhere with his skill, toughness and ability to win his own ball. He's lightning quick, running a sub three second 20m sprint, is a strong contested mark for his size and kicked 20 goals in 19 games for the Tigers.

Pick 5: Bailey Banfield to Fremantle Football Club


Pick 35: Callan England to West Coast Eagles