A massive congratulations to our 3 latest AFL Draftees.
At last night’s AFL Draft held at the Adelaide Convention Centre Mason Redman was selected at pick 30 by Essendon, Bailey Williams at pick 48 by the Western Bulldogs and Matt Allen is off to the West Coast via pick 62.
Bailey has come on to the scene late in relation to the draft but has had an outstanding year with our Under 18’s as well as playing Reserves football. His break out performance was against the eagles when he amassed 56 possessions in a losing team. He is a local product coming from Brighton District Old Scholars and through our Development Squads being the second player form our Under 13 Pathway Cup program to be drafted.
Mason has been rewarded for a fantastic season having relocated from Millicent in our SE zone to further his football and also complete year 12 studies. His progress as a player going from Under 18’s to Reserves and League level along with his very successful State Under 18 performances has been a real credit to his ability and work ethic.
Matt has had limited involvement with our football club due to his commitments at St Peters College, but his ability to play has been evident right through outstanding performances in the Under 16’s and Under 18’s. He was able to play 3 Reserves matches as well including 2 finals this season. Both Matt and Mason have come through our SE Academy program.
With about 50 attendees, Coaches from Senior Junior and Auskick levels in all 3 SE Leagues were announced as winners of awards sponsored by the Glenelg Football Club.
MC Ian Perryman (Community Football) conducted the evening which also included Matt Duldig speaking about Community football and his new role as, Matt Lokan (Glenelg Senior Coach) on his career in the AFL and the SANFL along with the presentations.
Scott Duncan presented Keith Allan with a special award for his work with Girls Football, and David Wurst (Bordertown) and Paul Makin (Keith) were acknowledged as 300 game players and the following receive their Coach Awards:
Auskick: WBFL- Jason Barron (reidy Park PS)