SFC 2015: Draft Watch
- Tuesday, 13 October 2015
WA U18s captain Greg Clark and mature aged Lions Sam Menegola and Shane Yarran are expected to attract interest in the AFL Draft and will stake their claims at the combines.
Greg Clark was one of eight West Australians invited to the National Combine in Melbourne and tested strongly against the countries best talent.
Lions premiership players Menegola and Yarran were invited to the local combine after leaving the season on a high note.
Menegola was previously rookie listed at Hawthorn and Fremantle but struggled to break into either fold. After a blistering WAFL season and a 3rd place Sandover finish the 24 year old has the attention of recruiters.
Yarran garnered interest in his first season at Subi but was surprisingly overlooked. The mercurial forward used the disappointment to come back bigger and better in 2015 and the athletic forward found another gear. In a barnstorming year Yarran represented the indigenous All-Stars, won a Bernie Naylor Medal (WAFL Leading Goal-Kicker) and starred in his second WAFL Grand Final.
SHANE YARRAN - MEDIUM FORWARD
Yarran took his game to another level after being overlooked in the 2014 AFL Draft. The 26-year-old goal shark started the season fast kicking 30 in 7 games. Yarran finished with 46 goals from 17 games to win the Bernie Naylor Medal for the WAFL’s leading goal kicker.