There’s a forecast for heavy traffic on the Bussell Highway this Friday night with Busselton young gun Jye Amiss to make his debut against North Melbourne at Optus Stadium.

A highly touted key forward, Amiss was Fremantle’s top draft pick at the 2021 NAB AFL Draft, selected at no.8 after kicking 51.15 for East Perth in the colts.

Amiss has taken that form straight into senior football for Peel, kicking eight goals in his past two games including a bag of five against West Perth.

Longmuir has stated he wants the key forward to have more time to build in the WAFL, but the call up comes as Fremantle face multiple outs this week through the AFL’s Health and Safety Protocols.

Amiss says he is not underestimating the challenge of AFL football, but will trust in his abilities.

“It’s pretty crazy, I didn’t think it would come this quick but I’m just so excited,” Amiss said.

“It’s unfortunate circumstances to earn a debut in, but it does open up opportunities. I’ll just go out there and play my role and do my best.

“I feel my form in the WAFL has been good. Having played on more mature defenders is going to help me, especially coming into the AFL where there’s going to be even bigger bodies as well.”

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Even without playing a game, Amiss has already had a pocket of fans at Fremantle home games with signs urging Fremantle to ‘Play Jye Amiss’

He said he’s had so much support from his home town of Busselton and wouldn’t be surprised to see big numbers of family and friends make the drive north.

“I reckon there will be a few coming up, there’s a big group of Busselton boys that are getting around it. That will be pretty cool,” Amiss said.

“Friday night footy as well, which is always good fun. It’s going to be pretty exciting, so I can’t wait.”

Longmuir told Amiss of the news in a team meeting on Wednesday morning, praising the 196cm forward’s professionalism.

“We’ve got a debutant. Opportunities come in all different shapes and sizes, and Jye’s going to debut for the Club,” Longmuir told the group.

“Mate, I’ve been super pumped with your attention to detail. You’ve been a pro since you’ve come to the Club.

“Your form on the field the last three weeks has been outstanding. Your ability to lead at the foot and your natural forward craft is coming to the fore. And you’ve been hitting the scoreboard.

“You fully deserve the opportunity, so well done.”

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