Darcy Fogarty the first South Australian selected in AFL national draft

Email AFL: Darcy Fogarty the first South Australian selected in this year's national draft By Mark Addinall

Updated November 25, 2017 09:00:56

Photo: Darcy Fogarty was expected to be a top 10 selection in the draft but went at pick 12. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) Related Story: Darcy Fogarty touted as top 10 selection for this week's national AFL draft Map: Adelaide 5000

Former Glenelg footballer Darcy Fogarty was the first South Australian taken in Friday night's AFL national draft, selected by the Adelaide Crows with pick 12.

The Crows took another local at selection 40, drafting Andrew McPherson from the Eagles.

"To stay in my home state, it's unreal," Fogarty said on the Adelaide Football Club website.

"It's something that I've dreamed of for a long time."

The other South Australians to be drafted included Sturt's Callum Coleman-Jones who will play for last year's premier, Richmond, after being selected at pick 20.

Melbourne used pick 37 on Norwood's Harrison Petty. Both Petty and Fogarty have also represented Rostrevor College.

Gold Coast took Charlie Ballard from the Double Blues at pick 42, while his Sturt teammates, Jordan Houlahan (Essendon selection 49), Mitchell Crowden (Fremantle 59) and Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (Essendon 66) were also picked up.

AFL national draft 2017 Photo: The top 10 selections at this year's AFL national draft at Sydney on Friday night. (AAP: Craig Golding)

The Crows made just the two selections, while Port Adelaide has five recruits, including former Melbourne and Glenelg player Dom Barry.

The other new Power players are Sam Hayes and Joel Garner from Eastern Ranges, Kane Farrell from Bendigo and Jake Patmore from Claremont.

Jackson Edwards, the son of former Adelaide star Tyson Edwards, was not drafted and will now join the Crows as a father-son selection in Monday's rookie draft.

Cameron Rayner was the number one selection and will play for Brisbane.

Topics: australian-football-league, sport, adelaide-5000

First posted November 24, 2017 22:38:12

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