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Beginnings: On 4 July 1996 the Australian Football League (AFL) approved the first ever club merger in Victorian Football League (VFL) and AFL history. The Brisbane Bears and the Fitzroy Lions combined to form the Brisbane Lions. The merged entity was to play its home games at The Gabba.

Records:
  • * Highest score: 29.15 (189) v Adelaide (Gabba) Rd 17 2004
  • * Longest winning streak: 20 games Rd 10 2001 to Rd 4 2002
  • * Longest losing streak: 8 games Rd 21 1997 to Rd 5 1998
  • * Largest home attendance: 37,224 Lions v Collingwood Rd 15 2005
  • * Largest attendance: 91,817 Lions v Collingwood GF 2002 MCG
  • * Most Goals in a Game: 10 Jonathan Brown v Carlton Gabba Rd 16 2007
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 141 pts v Adelaide Gabba Rd 17 2004
  • * Largest Losing Margin: 139 pts v St Kilda TD Rd 22 2005
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
17 Brisbane Lions 22 3 19 0 1770 2872 61.6 12

Eagles' journey continues

Triple premiership forward Jonathan Brown's brother is responsible for igniting the fire under Brisbane Lions success story and former excavator operator Matt Eagles.

The Lions inserted legitimacy into Eagles' extraordinary AFL journey on Friday when they revealed they were retaining 2016's The Recruit winner on their rookie list for next year.

He will remain a category B rookie, but his advanced age – he turns 28 in February – suggests coach Chris Fagan believes he can make a senior impact next year, possibly alongside Harris Andrews.

Eagles was playing for Brisbane-based Yeronga, where he kicked 116 goals in 31 games, when clubmates Matt Brown and Tim Notting, the 208-game former Lion, asked him in no uncertain terms: "What the hell are you doing?"

The dreadlocked 200cm giant subsequently applied for the Fox Footy program, and the rest is history. 

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Brisbane Lions AGM

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Notice of Annual General Meeting of Brisbane Bears-Fitzroy Football Club Limited (Trading as Brisbane Lions) ABN 43 054 263 473

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Brisbane Bears-Fitzroy Football Club Limited (trading as Brisbane Lions) will be held in the Legends Room, Gate 1 The Gabba, Stanley Street Woolloongabba QLD on Wednesday 13th December 2017, commencing at 6.00pm, to receive and consider the 2017 Financial Report, Directors Report & Independent Audit Report, announce Office Bearers and Directors and to consider any other business.

Notice is hereby given to eligible Members who wish to nominate candidates for election to the Board that nominations must be delivered to the Chief Executive Officer no later than 5.00pm on 1st November 2017. Nominations shall be in writing and signed by the candidate and by two Full Members in accordance with the Club’s...


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Key dates

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Men's Team Key Dates

Thursday 26 October

AFL JLT 2018 pre-season fixture announcement

Tuesday 31 October

AFL 2018 fixture announcement

Monday 6 November 

Year 1-4 players return for pre-season training

Mid-December

Training camp in Tasmania

Thursday March 22 - Sunday March 25

Round 1 

Women's Team Key Dates

Friday 27 October

AFLW 2018 fixture announcement

Monday 20 November

Pre-season training begins

Saturday February 3 - Sunday February 4

Round 1 

Trade and Draft Key Dates

Tuesday 31 October by 2.00pm

List Lodgement

Rookie Promotion to Primary List

  • Retained 2nd & 3rd Year Rookies
  • International Scholarship Player
  • Alternate Talent Player Nominations
  • Club Notification of Rookie Players Not Accepting a Contract of Offer  
  • Player Request to be Removed from List (Retired)

Tuesday 31 October by 2.00pm 

Nomination of Draft Eligible Father/Son Players Lodged

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Player Reviews: #41, #42, #43, #44 & #45

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# 41 Matt Eagles

Picked up as a Category B Rookie following his success as winner of The Recruit, Matt Eagles is described as an aggressive player who can find the ball at ground level.

This season saw Eagles morph into a dependable fullback for the NEAFL side, averaging 12 disposals, five marks and two tackles throughout his 16 matches.

During the preliminary final, Eagles was honoured as NEAFL captain and led the side to win their Grand Final ticket. The following week’s game was the 27-year-old’s first glimpse at Grand Final action, having never previously played in a top-of-the-table clash.

What a game it was for Matt Eagles, who led the field in marks on the day. Eagles 11th and last grab saw him end up with the ball in his hands as the final siren rang, securing the NEAFL premiership flag for 2017.

Senior matches: 0, NEAFL matches: 16

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Pick swaps could extend Trade Period

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The NAB AFL Trade Period could be extended by more than a month for clubs wanting to swap picks if live trading on draft night is introduced next year.

The AFL is strongly considering bringing in the ability for clubs to trade picks during the draft, following the way of American sports. There is also the potential for players in the draft to be able to be traded as part of a more dynamic event.

In the case live trading is brought in, the League is considering also extending the Trade Period right through to the NAB AFL Draft, which is generally held in the final week of November.

Clubs believe the changes would go hand in hand, and allow for them to make trades to changes to their draft positions right up until their picks come. 

Under the idea, the ability to trade already listed AFL players would remain confined to the regular period in October, which this year ran for 11 days and...


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Lions launch breakfast program

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The Brisbane Lions announced today they will provide funding for all 129 Watson Road State School Students to receive a nutritious, healthy breakfast three mornings a week, as part of The Breakfast Program.

Club mascot Roy joined eight-year-old Latifah and eleven-year-old Isiah to celebrate the launch earlier today.

The Breakfast Program was established a year ago and is run by Belong (formerly Acacia Ridge Community Centre) as part of a collaborative effort to ensure the students receive a healthy meal each day. United Way Australia (UWA) facilitates the program.

The complimentary breakfast aims to improve both the intellectual and physical performance of Watson Road State School students.

Acting Principal Gemma Dunn is thrilled the Lions have come on board with financial support.

“Breakfast allows them to come to school ready for learning. Without food, it’s hard for the students...


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Rookie ready to ace the AFLW World

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AFLW Draftee: Krystal Scott Welcome to the Den, Krystal Scott, one of our picks in the AFLW Rookie Draft.

Tennis to football does not seem to be a straightforward progression.

But Brisbane's latest AFLW recruit, rookie Krystal Scott, has managed to make it work.

The medium-sized forward has only played 10 official football games for Bond University in division one of the QWFA and has yet to taste defeat. She kicked 18 goals this season, including a haul of five in just her second game.

Only recently the 23-year-old was touring the country as a tennis player.

Having started playing tennis fulltime at the age of 16, Scott spent two years at Norfolk State University in Virginia (on the east coast of America) with a tennis scholarship.

"The last year's probably been the most transformational in my life, it's completely done a 180, that's for sure," Scott said.

"It's very surreal, I...


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The Hodge coup

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Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan has revealed the recruiting coup that landed Hawthorn great Luke Hodge started with a light-hearted text message before Hodge's 300th game in round 17.

Hodge, 33, retired at season's end after 305 games and four premierships with the Hawks but caused a sensation when he announced plans to make a comeback for the Lions where he would be reunited with former Hawthorn football director Fagan. 

The deal was completed on Thursday when Hawthorn sent Hodge and its draft pick No.44 to the Lions in exchange for picks 43 and 75.

Fagan said the seed was planted three months ago and was soon followed up by Hodge.

"I'd always thought all year we needed a few more experienced heads out there on the oval, but I didn’t for one minute think it would be 'Hodgey'," Fagan told the Sunday Tasmanian.

"In fact it was around his 300th game I sent him a text – 'If you get to...


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Player Reviews: #36, 37, 39, 40

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Player Review: Mathieson, Allison, Lyons & Hammelmann Rhys Mathieson continued his good form from last season, Jacob Allison finished off the season well in the seniors while Corey Lyons and Matt Hammelmann where instrumental in the NEAFL Premiership winning season.

#36 Rhys Mathieson 

Fan favourite Rhys Mathieson played 13 Senior matches in 2017 and thrilled the Lions faithful with his trademark goal celebrations and attack on the ball.

Mathieson spent the first couple of months of the season recovering from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season training before returning to action in the NEAFL.

After four matches in the NEAFL building form, Mathieson made his first Senior appearance for the year in Round 10 against Collingwood at the MCG.

The 20-year-olds best match of the season came in Round 14 against the GWS GIANTS, when he was forced to take on more responsibility in the...


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AFLW Rookie Draft

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The Brisbane Lions have recruited Gabby Collingwood, Krystal Scott and Molly Ritson in the today's AFLW Rookie Draft. 

Gabby Collingwood

Gabby Collingwood’s Rookie selection for the Brisbane Lions is a dream come true for the footy fan.

Collingwood is resilient well beyond her 18 years after overcoming a serious medical condition in her childhood. None other than Brisbane Lions’ great and three-time premiership player Jonathan Brown visited her and her family in hospital.

She started playing AFL when she was 12, alongside the boys at the Jindalee Jags.

Now playing for the University of Queensland in the QWAFL competition, Collingwood can be found in the midfield or at half forward. She is clean and clever by both foot and hand and is a manager around stoppages. She is exceptional at reading the play and makes good decisions when under pressure in heavy traffic.

Collingwood starred...


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The Brisbane Lions have recruited Gabby Collingwood, Krystal Scott and Molly Ritson in the today's AFLW Rookie Draft. 

Gabby Collingwood

Gabby Collingwood’s Rookie selection for the Brisbane Lions is a dream come true for the footy fan.

Collingwood is resilient well beyond her 18 years after overcoming a serious medical condition in her childhood. None other than Brisbane Lions’ great and three-time premiership player Jonathan Brown visited her and her family in hospital.

She started playing AFL when she was 12, alongside the boys at the Jindalee Jags.

Now playing for the University of Queensland in the QWAFL competition, Collingwood can be found in the midfield or at half forward. She is clean and clever by both foot and hand and is a manager around stoppages. She is exceptional at reading the play and makes good decisions when under pressure in heavy traffic.

Collingwood starred...


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AFLW Rookie Draft

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The Brisbane Lions have recruited Gabby Collingwood, Krystal Scott and Molly Ritson in the today's AFLW Rookie Draft. 

Gabby Collingwood

Gabby Collingwood’s Rookie selection for the Brisbane Lions is a dream come true for the footy fan.

Collingwood is resilient well beyond her 18 years after overcoming a serious medical condition in her childhood. None other than Brisbane Lions’ great and three-time premiership player Jonathan Brown visited her and her family in hospital.

She started playing AFL when she was 12, alongside the boys at the Jindalee Jags.

Now playing for the University of Queensland in the QWAFL competition, Collingwood can be found in the midfield or at half forward. She is clean and clever by both foot and hand and is a manager around stoppages. She is exceptional at reading the play and makes good decisions when under pressure in heavy traffic.

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Trade Period verdict

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In: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson, picks 12, 39, 77, 2018 first-round pick (Melbourne), 2018 second-round pick (Carlton), 2018 third-round pick (Carlton) and 2018 fourth-round pick (Melbourne)

Out: Charlie Cameron, Jake Lever, Harrison Wigg, picks 16, 36, 54, 73, 91, 2018 second-round pick, 2018 third-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick

Win: Bolstered the midfield

Lose: A pair of gun youngsters 

2017 draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

What they couldn't get done: The Crows were linked with contracted Bomber Aaron Francis, but declined to make a serious play for the South Australian.

Nick Bowen's verdict: The Crows were put on the back foot before the trade period when Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron requested trades. They made the best of a bad situation, getting a deal done early for Lever that netted them two first-round picks and gave them time to get trades done for Bryce Gibbs and...


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In: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson, picks 12, 39, 77, 2018 first-round pick (Melbourne), 2018 second-round pick (Carlton), 2018 third-round pick (Carlton) and 2018 fourth-round pick (Melbourne)

Out: Charlie Cameron, Jake Lever, Harrison Wigg, picks 16, 36, 54, 73, 91, 2018 second-round pick, 2018 third-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick

Win: Bolstered the midfield

Lose: A pair of gun youngsters 

2017 draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

What they couldn't get done: The Crows were linked with contracted Bomber Aaron Francis, but declined to make a serious play for the South Australian.

Nick Bowen's verdict: The Crows were put on the back foot before the trade period when Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron requested trades. They made the best of a bad situation, getting a deal done early for Lever that netted them two first-round picks and gave them time to get trades done for Bryce Gibbs and...


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Trade Period verdict

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In: Bryce Gibbs, Sam Gibson, picks 12, 39, 77, 2018 first-round pick (Melbourne), 2018 second-round pick (Carlton), 2018 third-round pick (Carlton) and 2018 fourth-round pick (Melbourne)

Out: Charlie Cameron, Jake Lever, Harrison Wigg, picks 16, 36, 54, 73, 91, 2018 second-round pick, 2018 third-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick

Win: Bolstered the midfield

Lose: A pair of gun youngsters 

2017 draft picks: 12, 39, 77, 109

What they couldn't get done: The Crows were linked with contracted Bomber Aaron Francis, but declined to make a serious play for the South Australian.

Nick Bowen's verdict: The Crows were put on the back foot before the trade period when Jake Lever and Charlie Cameron requested trades. They made the best of a bad situation, getting a deal done early for Lever that netted them two first-round picks and gave them time to get trades done for Bryce Gibbs and...


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Draftees welcomed to the den

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AFLW: Meet the Draftees Brisbane Lions coach Craig Starcevich introduces our eight new AFLW players at a press conference this morning.

Brisbane Lions AFLW Senior Coach Craig Starcevich proudly introduced 2017’s draftees to the den and announced 2018’s sponsors.

All eight draftees including Jordan Zanchetta (7) Arianna Clarke (15), Renee Cowan (23), Kalinda Howarth (31), Emma Pittman (37), Ruby Blair (41), Sophie Conway (45) and Jessy Keeffe (48) joined Starcevich, as he announced Hyundai, Bond University, The Coffee Club, Austraffic and Icon Group as the Lions AFLW partners.

Before proceedings began, Starcevich acknowledged and thanked them for their support ahead of the 2018 season.

“I would like to recognise the sponsors who have been on the journey with us all the way through. We are so thrilled to have them on board with us this season,” he said. 

In 2018 Hyundai and Bond...


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AFLW: Meet the Draftees Brisbane Lions coach Craig Starcevich introduces our eight new AFLW players at a press conference this morning.

Brisbane Lions AFLW Senior Coach Craig Starcevich proudly introduced 2017’s draftees to the den and announced 2018’s sponsors.

All eight draftees including Jordan Zanchetta (7) Arianna Clarke (15), Renee Cowan (23), Kalinda Howarth (31), Emma Pittman (37), Ruby Blair (41), Sophie Conway (45) and Jessy Keeffe (48) joined Starcevich, as he announced Hyundai, Bond University, The Coffee Club, Austraffic and Icon Group as the Lions AFLW partners.

Before proceedings began, Starcevich acknowledged and thanked them for their support ahead of the 2018 season.

“I would like to recognise the sponsors who have been on the journey with us all the way through. We are so thrilled to have them on board with us this season,” he said. 

In 2018 Hyundai and Bond...


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Draftees welcomed to the den

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AFLW: Meet the Draftees Brisbane Lions coach Craig Starcevich introduces our eight new AFLW players at a press conference this morning.

Brisbane Lions AFLW Senior Coach Craig Starcevich proudly introduced 2017’s draftees to the den and announced 2018’s sponsors.

All eight draftees including Jordan Zanchetta (7) Arianna Clarke (15), Renee Cowan (23), Kalinda Howarth (31), Emma Pittman (37), Ruby Blair (41), Sophie Conway (45) and Jessy Keeffe (48) joined Starcevich, as he announced Hyundai, Bond University, The Coffee Club, Austraffic and Icon Group as the Lions AFLW partners.

Before proceedings began, Starcevich acknowledged and thanked them for their support ahead of the 2018 season.

“I would like to recognise the sponsors who have been on the journey with us all the way through. We are so thrilled to have them on board with us this season,” he said. 

In 2018 Hyundai and Bond...


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Lions get their man

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Charlie Cameron was content to go back to Adelaide and play out the last year of his contract if that’s what he had to do.

But the preference was to play football where he felt most comfortable — in front of his close friends and family.

As the nine-day trade period dragged on, and a mere two-and-a half weeks after notifying the Crows of his intent to leave the club, he became a little nervous, and perhaps agitated.

“I didn’t realise how long it was going to take,” Cameron said, just 30 minutes after joining the Lions for pick 12 in this year’s draft.

“I was a bit worried.”

Worry turned into both elation and surprise when his manager, Andrew McDougall, of Corporate Sports sent him a text at 1:42pm on deadline day.

There had been speculation surrounding his future for most of the year, but the 23-year-old admits that he made the decision just days after the grand final.

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Charlie Cameron was content to go back to Adelaide and play out the last year of his contract if that’s what he had to do.

But the preference was to play football where he felt most comfortable — in front of his close friends and family.

As the nine-day trade period dragged on, and a mere two-and-a half weeks after notifying the Crows of his intent to leave the club, he became a little nervous, and perhaps agitated.

“I didn’t realise how long it was going to take,” Cameron said, just 30 minutes after joining the Lions for pick 12 in this year’s draft.

“I was a bit worried.”

Worry turned into both elation and surprise when his manager, Andrew McDougall, of Corporate Sports sent him a text at 1:42pm on deadline day.

There had been speculation surrounding his future for most of the year, but the 23-year-old admits that he made the decision just days after the grand final.

“I had plenty...


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Charlie Cameron was content to go back to Adelaide and play out the last year of his contract if that’s what he had to do.

But the preference was to play football where he felt most comfortable — in front of his close friends and family.

As the nine-day trade period dragged on, and a mere two-and-a half weeks after notifying the Crows of his intent to leave the club, he became a little nervous, and perhaps agitated.

“I didn’t realise how long it was going to take,” Cameron said, just 30 minutes after joining the Lions for pick 12 in this year’s draft.

“I was a bit worried.”

Worry turned into both elation and surprise when his manager, Andrew McDougall, of Corporate Sports sent him a text at 1:42pm on deadline day.

There had been speculation surrounding his future for most of the year, but the 23-year-old admits that he made the decision just days after the grand final.

“I had plenty...


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Lions get their man

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Charlie Cameron was content to go back to Adelaide and play out the last year of his contract if that’s what he had to do.

But the preference was to play football where he felt most comfortable — in front of his close friends and family.

As the nine-day trade period dragged on, and a mere two-and-a half weeks after notifying the Crows of his intent to leave the club, he became a little nervous, and perhaps agitated.

“I didn’t realise how long it was going to take,” Cameron said, just 30 minutes after joining the Lions for pick 12 in this year’s draft.

“I was a bit worried.”

Worry turned into both elation and surprise when his manager, Andrew McDougall, of Corporate Sports sent him a text at 1:42pm on deadline day.

There had been speculation surrounding his future for most of the year, but the 23-year-old admits that he made the decision just days after the grand final.

“I had plenty...


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Lions get their man

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Charlie Cameron was content to go back to Adelaide and play out the last year of his contract if that’s what he had to do.

But the preference was to play football where he felt most comfortable — in front of his close friends and family.

As the nine-day trade period dragged on, and a mere two-and-a half weeks after notifying the Crows of his intent to leave the club, he became a little nervous, and perhaps agitated.

“I didn’t realise how long it was going to take,” Cameron said, just 30 minutes after joining the Lions for pick 12 in this year’s draft.

“I was a bit worried.”

Worry turned into both elation and surprise when his manager, Andrew McDougall, of Corporate Sports sent him a text at 1:42pm on deadline day.

There had been speculation surrounding his future for most of the year, but the 23-year-old admits that he made the decision just days after the grand final.

“I had plenty...


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Draft crop's most talented

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Adam Cerra is one the draft crop's most talented players, says his coach Darren Bewick

Injuries are the only reason draft prospect Adam Cerra isn't in the conversation to be this year's No.1 pick, says Essendon great Darren Bewick.

In eight seasons as coach of the TAC Cup side Eastern Ranges, Bewick rates the classy midfielder the equal of any player he's mentored - and that includes graduates of the quality of Jon Patton, Tom Boyd and Christian Petracca. 

A knee complaint ruined the 17-year-old's 2016 campaign, while a shoulder injury in August ended this season prematurely.

With fellow ball-magnets Cameron Rayner and Luke Davies-Uniacke the nominal contenders to be taken first in November's NAB AFL Draft, Bewick believes whoever selects Cerra won't be left disappointed.     

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Draft crop's most talented

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Adam Cerra is one the draft crop's most talented players, says his coach Darren Bewick

Injuries are the only reason draft prospect Adam Cerra isn't in the conversation to be this year's No.1 pick, says Essendon great Darren Bewick.

In eight seasons as coach of the TAC Cup side Eastern Ranges, Bewick rates the classy midfielder the equal of any player he's mentored - and that includes graduates of the quality of Jon Patton, Tom Boyd and Christian Petracca. 

A knee complaint ruined the 17-year-old's 2016 campaign, while a shoulder injury in August ended this season prematurely.

With fellow ball-magnets Cameron Rayner and Luke Davies-Uniacke the nominal contenders to be taken first in November's NAB AFL Draft, Bewick believes whoever selects Cerra won't be left disappointed.     

Cerra averaged 18 disposals for Vic Metro at the Under 18 championships, with a starring performance...


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