The Sydney Swans have selected Tom McCartin with pick 33 in the 2017 National Draft.
Club: Geelong Falcons
Strong-marking and mobile tall forward who missed his bottom-aged year because of injury. Has been promising for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup, also having a taste of the NAB AFL U18 Championships, playing three matches for Vic Country. Brother to Paddy at St Kilda. Showed his impressive athletic traits at the Combine when he recorded an 88cm running vertical jump and finished highly in the Yo-Yo test as well (level 21.5).
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“We didn’t know what we had with Tom at the start of the year because he hadn’t really shown anyone, including himself, what he could do, but he’s a player. Probably similar to his older brother Paddy but is more of an athlete. Gets up the ground, has super hands, is courageous in the air and is a good size. A super athlete.”
– Geelong Falcons coach Dan O’Keefe.