Our 2016 NAB AFL Draftees – where are they now?
With only one-week to go until the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, the next crop of AFL NSW/ACT talent waits nervously to hear their name called by pick 110.
In 2016, AFL NSW/ACT had a record breaking number of players drafted into the AFL, with 11 making their way onto lists around the country.
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The 2017 season for AFL NSW/ACT 2016 NAB AFL Draftees
Will Setterfield (GWS GIANTS)
Albury’s Will Setterfield was the highest pick of the AFL NSW/ACT draftees in 2016, going to the GWS GIANTS at pick number five.
Following an ankle injury suffered in the NEAFL earlier in the year, Setterfield made his AFL debut later than hoped, in Round 19 against Richmond at the MCG.
Signing on to another two-year deal with last year’s Preliminary Finalists, Setterfield will be looking for an injury free year with the GIANTS in 2018.
Harry Perryman (GWS GIANTS)
The next former AFL NSW/ACT Ram and Allies player to be selected in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft was Harry Perryman.
Collingullie’s Perryman joined the GWS GIANTS at pick number 14, joining his Allies teammate, Will Setterfield at Tom Wills Oval.
Perryman had one of the more remarkable debuts of the 2016 draftees, saving the game for the GIANTS in Round 9 in one of their many nail-biters in 2017.
Against Richmond at Spotless Stadium, Perryman’s fingertips were the difference, denying Tiger’s debutant, Shai Bolton a late match-winning goal. Following a successful goal review, the GIANTS were able to take the kick-in, get the ball to Jeremy Cameron, who the kicked GIANTS home – a dream debut moment for our ‘Pez’.
Todd Marshall (Port Adelaide)
Deniliquin’s Todd Marshall was selected just two spots behind Perryman at pick number 16 by Port Adelaide.
Marshall’s first game was a unique experience, as the Power took on the Western Bulldogs in Ballarat at Eureka Stadium.
Presented his first Port Adelaide guernsey by his father in the sheds prior to the match, Marshall’s debut would be one to remember, taking home the win by 17 points in Round 22 in a season-defining match for the Power.
Isaac Cumming (GWS GIANTS)
AFL NSW/ACT fan favourite, Isaac Cumming was selected by the GWS GIANTS at pick number 20 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
Coming from North Broken Hill, the GIANTS Academy member is yet to make his debut at AFL level.
Despite this, Cumming had a successful year with the GIANTS NEAFL side, even being awarded with their NEAFL Development Award at the annual Kevin Sheedy Medal.
Kobe Mutch (Essendon)
Gol Gol’s Kobe Mutch spent his 2017 with the Essendon Bombers having been selected at pick number 42 at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
While Mutch did not crack the big time in 2017, he was named as an emergency throughout the year.
Having had a solid year of 16 games with the Bombers’ VFL side, Mutch will be looking to make his AFL debut in the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
Harrison Macreadie (Carlton)
Henty’s Harrison Macreadie was the first of the 2016 draftees to make their debut in 2017, after being selected by Carlton at pick number 47.
As a late-in for the Blues in their season-opening match against Richmond at the MCG, Macreadie made his debut in front of 73,000 fans.
Playing in eight games across the season, Macreadie will look to cement his place in the Carlton side in 2018 following the season-ending injury to Blues key-defender, Sam Docherty.
Lachlan Tiziani (GWS GIANTS)
Broken Hill/Albury’s Lachlan Tiziani was selected by the GWS GIANTS at pick number 54 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
Yet to make his AFL debut with the GIANTS, Tiziani had an interrupted 2017 with a knee injury restricting him to just 11 games in the NEAFL.
Ryan Garthwaite (Richmond)
Albury/Murray’s Ryan Garthwaite was selected by eventual 2017 Premiers, the Richmond Tigers where he joined fellow AFL NSW/ACT players, Jacob Townsend and Anthony Miles at Punt Road.
Yet to make his debut for the Tigers, Garthwaite played 19 games for their VFL side, having a consistent year on the park.
Ben Davis (Adelaide)
Sydney local, Ben Davis joined the Adelaide Crows after being selected at pick number 75 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
Unfortunately for the Sydney Swans Academy recruit, he was placed on the Crows’ Long Term Injury List back in March after undergoing surgery to his foot, when a stress fracture failed to heal.
The 2017 NAB AFL Draft will take place at the Sydney Showgrounds on November 24. You can register for FREE tickets to the spectacle on the NAB AFL Draft Hub.