Canberra’s Tom Green officially a GIANT
Originally published on gwsgiants.com.au
The GIANTS have welcomed another GIANTS Academy graduate to its senior list with Canberra’s Tom Green selected with pick 10 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.
Green was bid on by Carlton at pick 10 but being a GIANTS Academy product, the GIANTS matched the bid using picks 41, 56, 59, 67 and 71.
GIANTS National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso said: “Tom has been a member of the GIANTS Academy for a number of years, so we are thrilled to officially add him onto our list.
“As a strongly-built midfielder, size and craft around stoppage is his asset and we believe that given his determination and character we had to prioritise bringing him in.
“Tom captained the Allies in 2019 and has shown great improvement in the last 18 months so we believe that in a full-time environment he will continue to grow.”
A big-bodied midfielder, Green is an outstanding prospect with clean hands and great vision.
Green was dominant for the GIANTS Academy in the NAB League and backed it up with NAB Under-18 All Australian selection after an outstanding Championship with the Allies.
Green racked up 23.8 disposals, eight clearances and 4.2 tackles per game as he was named the Allies MVP in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.
The grandson of former Richmond legend Michael Green, Tom was nominated for the NEAFL Rising Star Award after a string of impressive performances for the GIANTS’ NEAFL side.
From: GIANTS Academy/ Marist