Cats pounce on Albany’s Clark in first round

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Geelong's pick 15 Jordan Clark (right) poses with Corey Enright (left) during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium.
Camera IconGeelong's pick 15 Jordan Clark (right) poses with Corey Enright (left) during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft at Marvel Stadium. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images

Albany-raised footballer Jordan Clark will join Geelong after being taken with pick 15 in tonight’s AFL National Draft in Melbourne.

Clark, who played colts for Railways during his time in Albany, was touted as a potential top 10 selection after a brilliant season that included being selected as an All-Australian in the under-18 national championships.

He played senior football with Claremont in the WAFL this season and was the first WA player taken in the draft.

Corey Enright presents Albany’s Jordan Clark with his Geelong jumper after being taken with pick 15.
Camera IconCorey Enright presents Albany’s Jordan Clark with his Geelong jumper after being taken with pick 15. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images

The 18-year-old attended the first-round draft function with his parents and was presented with his Geelong jumper on stage by Cats legend Corey Enright.

Clark was a highly-talented cricketer, who represented Australia at underage level before deciding on football as a career pathway this season.

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