Pick 34 – Connor Blakely

 Swan Districts
Position: Inside Midfielder
Date of birth: 2 March 1996
Height: 189cm
Weight: 84kg        

Meet Connor Blakely

From the Freo recruiters

Connor is a Bunbury boy who moved up to Perth permanently last year for his football and study. He is an intelligent character and is currently completing a double degree at UWA. In 2013 Connor played nine reserves games and one league game in the WAFL. This year he completed a full league pre-season and has played every league game possible. He had a very consistent year at league level and won All-Australian selection in the under 18 National Championships despite missing two games with hamstring tightness. Connor is a very good inside player with his clean hands, size, agility and intent.

What AFL.com says

Medium midfielder who excels at stoppages and is a prolific ball-winner. Runs all day using his impressive endurance base and has good speed. Selected in the NAB AFL Under-18 All Australian team after an impressive carnival, averaging 21 touches, seven clearances, six tackles and three marks at 79 per cent efficiency in four games. Played 14 senior games for Swan Districts in the WAFL, averaging 18 disposals.

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