There are only days to go before some of the best young guns and mature-aged talent in the country get to realise their ultimate dream of being drafted into the AFL.

The 2023 Mid-Season Draft takes place on Wednesday, with over 320 players awaiting their football future.

In 2022, three stars from the WAFL were selected (Wade Derksen, Sebit Kuek & Brynn Teakle), but this year there is plenty of talk surrounding five WAFL guns who are aiming to take their talents to the highest level.

Here are five of the best WAFL prospects to keep in mind ahead of the Mid-Season Draft.



The term livewire gets thrown around a lot in the football world, but Robert Hansen Jnr is just that, with the Lions midfield machine hard to chase down when he gets the ball in his hand.

At only 19 years of age and a product of the Mines Rovers, Hansen Jnr has broken out for Subiaco this season, albeit in limited minutes in the league, having spent most of last year in the Colts and coming back from injury.

His versatility in midfield and up forward can be a huge asset for any AFL Club with his hard run and carry through the ground and his marking down a headache for opposition teams.

While Subiaco are having a mixed season in the WAFL, Hansen Jnr is their biggest shining light and has a massive future ahead of him.