The Sydney Swans have selected Will Gould with pick 26 at the 2019 AFL Draft.
Position: Key defender
Tall defender who captained his state showing composure and on-field leadership in big moments. Strong overhead and a fine contested ball-winner, he reads the play exceptionally well and is a prodigious kick. He had an excellent 2019 AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging 21.5 disposals, 4.5 marks and 7.2 rebound 50s to be awarded All Australian honours in consecutive years. He also played senior football all year at Glenelg, averaging 19.7 disposals and 5.2 marks.
What they said
"It might sound like a funny word but he's a doer. He's a solid lad, he plays with real passion, he attacks the game, he attacks the man, he'll know Dylan Stephens and it's always good to bring players in pairs, not that it was specifically the reason. We also needed to continue to develop our defenders and he played in a senior premiership this year with Glenelg, which is a very good effort after also captaining South Australia in the Nationals and being an All Australia." (Sydney Swans General Manager - Recruiting and List Strategy Kinnear Beatson)