DOB: 4 August 2002 (18)
POSITION: Key forward
DRAFTED FROM: Bendigo Pioneers
Josh Treacy is a key forward from Cohuna in Northern Victoria.
He had a strong bottom-age year for the Bendigo Pioneers in the NAB League last year, ending the season as the no.1 ranked bottom-age key forward, finishing fourth in Bendigo's best and fairest and earning selection in the Vic Country state hub.
Treacy is a fierce competitor. He relishes body contact and being physical in the contest, and he tackles with real aggression.
He is also a strong contested mark, taking the third most of all bottom-agers last year in the NAB League.
Treacy regularly hits the scoreboard, kicking the fifth most goals of bottom-agers last year, including a four-goal haul against Geelong in round 11.
He also has good speed, recording a 2.97 seconds 20m sprint time at the Vic Country combine.
The 18-year-old also has clear leadership attributes and was going to co-captain Bendigo in 2020 until Covid intervened, but being prevented from playing did not discourage him from continuing to work hard with characteristic intensity.