News – AU – The late WA selection catches Clarko’s eye


Tyler Brockman has done everything right since arriving at Hawthorn, with an impressive opening quarter of three goals in the Hawks preseason against North Melbourne following praise from coach Alastair Clarkson

The four-time premier coach declared the 46 Election in the AFL draft for 2020 for “in the mix” to join forces with Connor Downie, 35 Choice to debut against Essendon at Marvel Stadium

The Hawks took a comfortable early lead against the Roos after Brockman’s three goals and a dominant start from a young Hawthorn lineup

“Young Tyler Brockman, an Aboriginal boy who plays a bit forward and gets a chance on the ball,” Clarkson said on today’s broadcast

Brockman played for Subiaco last season and was one of five picks to land in Waverley, including pick number six and the highly acclaimed Swan District recruit from Denver Grainger-Barras

The explosive prospect interviewed with the West Coast home team prior to last year’s draft, but the Hawks beat the Eagles to the limit after the prospect gained interstate attention at 4, 7 tackles per game in the Stallions and one impressive performance in the two-game design exhibition by WA

The 18-year-old had anticipated his confident start to the night and was hoping to emulate Brisbane’s Charlie Cameron journey through the AFL ranks

“I just need to build a little more muscle to compete with the bigger bodies and that, but a big preseason of mine and I can most likely get away with it if I give it up,” he said

“I assume that as soon as I play more confidently and comfortably in the AFL, I will be promoted to midfield and play my game from there

“I really want to get into this preseason and then hopefully make a difference, join the team and play right away I can’t wait to get there”

Australian Football League, North Melbourne Football Club, Alastair Clarkson, Western Australia

News – AU – The late WA selection catches Clarko’s eye