Sunday, March 18, 2018

Locals drafted into AFL

David Lee December 9, 2015

THE Murray Bushrangers have had five players drafted into the AFL in what was a bright moment for the football club and the region.
For the first time in the club’s rich history it has two players picked inside the top four with Seymour’s, Josh Schache (pick 2) heading to the Brisbane Lions and Mooroopna’s, Clayton Oliver (pick 4) to commence his AFL career with the Melbourne Football Club. Oliver will be joined by Wodonga Ruckman, Mitch King who was taken with pick 42 by the Melbourne Football Club in the recent national draft.
In the rookie draft, developing Ruckman, Kyle Galloway from Deniliquin was snapped up by the Sydney Swans as a priority selection, whilst Albury key Defender, Nick Coughlan is heading to the St Kilda Football Club with rookie selection 23.
Talent Manager, Lee Fraser said the 2015 draft results highlight the diligent work done within the football club.
“It is an extraordinary team effort within the club to get these young men ready to play at the next level, our medical, high performance and coaching departments worked in partnership throughout the year particularly with Nick Coughlan, Mitch King and Clayton Oliver who have all had injury and fitness concerns throughout their time with the club.
“The coaching team are a talented and dedicated group of men who continue to create an environment that both challenges and develops all young men within the program to be the best they can be. This year’s draft results are a great reward for everyone within our football club.”