Players to Watch Countdown No.10: Tom Young
In the lead-up to the 2015 season on April 11 we will countdown the top 20 players to watch this year. They are all under the age of 25 and all have the potential to take 2015 by storm.
Coming in at No.10 is Sydney University's first ever draftee Tom Young.
Keep up to date with the full list here.
Tom Young (Sydney University)
Age: 22. NEAFL Games: 0.
Sydney University’s favourite son returns to the club this season looking to rediscover his love for the game after five years at AFL level with Collingwood and the Western Bulldogs.
Young was the club’s first ever draftee and will play a huge role for Students this year as they look to improve on their seventh placing last season.
Originally from Wollondilly Junior FC (near Bowral), Young won the AFL Sydney Rising Star award in 2009 and joined Collingwood a year later after coming through their NSW scholarship program.
The key defender, now 22, spent five years at the top level for 28 games across the Pies and Bulldogs – winning Collingwood’s VFL best-and-fairest in 2010 - before being delisted last year.
Predominately a lock-down defender who is also capable of providing run and carry out of the backline, Young’s valuable experience and added structure to Sydney Uni’s lineup will be one the club’s greatest assets in 2015.
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