With pick 42 in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft, the GIANTS matched a bid on Canberra Academy product Josh Fahey.
The key details:
Drafted from: GIANTS Academy, NAB League/Queanbeyan FC
Date of Birth: 11/11/03
A medium defender/wingman who really takes the game on using his speed, step through traffic, and prodigious elite left foot to break the game open. He starred for the Australian NAB AFL Academy team against Geelong’s VFL side in April, winning the AFL Commission Chairman’s Medal as Australia’s best player with 23 disposals at 75 per cent efficiency. Played three games for the GIANTS in the VFL this year, averaging 13.3 disposals with his best being 24 disposals against Richmond. Recorded an outstanding 5:59 (Strava tested) for the 2km time trial in NAB AFL Draft Combine testing.
What National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso says:
We have tracked Josh since he was around 13 through the Academy and are delighted to finally welcome him into the club. He is a hard-running half-back who really breaks lines with his speed and his kicking ability. He has really worked hard on his game in tough circumstances in the last two years without many opportunities to play and we see enormous upside in him as he enters a full-time program.
Player comparison: Brisbane's Daniel Rich
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