2017 AFL Draft Prospects: Tim Kelly

Name: Tim Kelly
Position: Midfield/Forward
Club: South Fremantle
D.O.B: 26-7-1994
Height: 183cm
Weight: 83kg
Draft Range: 30-50

Summary: Mature-aged WAFL star, wins own ball (and plenty of it) and is damaging with ball in hand.

Strengths:

  • Ready-made for AFL football
  • Rare combination of pace and skill
  • Dangerous up forward and in the midfield
  • Proven goalkicker
  • Wins contested ball

Weaknesses:

  • Less potential than younger draftees
  • Missed Draft Combine due to knee injury

Overview:

Kelly has starred for South Fremantle in the WAFL over the past few seasons, coming runner-up in this year’s Sandover Medal (league best and fairest award), averaging 28 touches and one goal per game across the season.

Kelly tested in state combines in 2012 and 2013 but was overlooked on both occasions, and is now playing his best football after following a training program designed to impress AFL scouts.

The goal-kicking midfielder is the best player in the WAFL according to Hawthorn premiership-player Xavier Ellis, and has reportedly drawn interest from both Perth-based clubs in West Coast and Fremantle, as well as Carlton, Brisbane and North Melbourne.

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