Young Dockers in black and blue
East Perth have bolstered their playing stocks with two promising young Dockers in today’s allocation of interstate AFL players to WAFL clubs.
Second-year Docker Jayden Pitt will swap his Demons jumper for the black and blue after asking to be moved due to a lack of opportunity at Perth, while excitement machine Hayden Crozier also became a Royal.
The draft-style allocation saw Peel Thunder once again choose a mature-aged interstate player – 24-year-old Dockers rookie Lee Spurr – with the first pick, as predicted by thewest.com.au.
A similar move by the Thunder backfired two years ago when the club selected Michael Barlow only to have him rushed into Fremantle’s round one side. Barlow has since played two games in the WAFL during his comeback from a broken leg.
Peel also selected the Dockers’ first draft pick Tom Sheridan.
With the fourth pick, Perth opted for an unconventional selection in former St Kilda backman Zac Dawson, who is unlikely to see much WAFL action.
West Coast’s only interstate draftee, Michael Mascoulis, was the last pick of the allocation and will line up for West Perth in 2012.
Order of Allocation
1. Peel Thunder – Lee Spur (Central Districts)
2. Swan Districts – Lachie Neale (Glenelg)
3. East Perth – Jayden Pitt (Perth / Geelong Falcons)
4. Perth – Zac Dawson (St Kilda)
5. East Fremantle – Cam Sutcliffe (Woodville-West Torrens)
6. Peel Thunder – Tom Sheridan (Calder Cannons)
7. Swan Districts – Alex Forster (Norwood)
8. East Perth – Hayden Crozier (Eastern Ranges)
9. South Fremantle – Jordan Wilson-King (NT Thunder)
10. West Perth – Michael Mascoulis (Northern Knights)