After an outstanding 2019 season, Harris Andrews headlines the 22under22 team after being named as captain of the team by the AFLPA.
“To be named as captain alongside three Brisbane teammates and quality young players is a huge honour,” Andrews said.
“It’s wonderful to be recognized by the fans for my work this season and hopefully I can continue that into the finals series.”
After a brilliant 2019 season, Bulldogs young-gun Josh Dunkley was also named into the team, while also being named as the team’s vice-captain.
Carlton also had three players in the team, with Jacob Weitering, Sam Walsh and Harry McKay all gaining honours respectively. It’s the first time Weitering has been in the team since his debut season in 2016.
There were a number of players in the initial 40-man squad that could be considered unlucky to not make the final team, such as Giant Jacob Hopper, Bulldog Bailey Smith, Swan Jordan Dawson and Cat Jordan Clark.
The 40-man initial squad was reduced to 22, with fans deciding the make-up of the team. To be considered for selection, players had to be aged 22 or younger for the entire AFL season, including the finals.
Here is the 2019 22under22 team in full:
HB: Alex Witherden (Brisbane Lions), Jacob Weitering (Carlton), Dan Houston (Port Adelaide)
C: Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane Lions), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne), Sam Walsh (Carlton)
Captain: Harris Andrews
Vice-captain: Josh Dunkley