Tasmania’s first top-10 pick since Kade Kolojdashnij is making all the right moves ahead of his maiden AFL campaign.
Former North Launceston young gun Tarryn Thomas has spent nearly three months at North Melbourne since being drafted with pick eight in last year’s national draft, and is tracking well the line up in the Kangaroos’ first JLT Community Series match in March.
“Tarryn’s been really impressive so far,” Kangaroos head of development Aaron Greaves said.
“He’s developed both on and off field and got some really professional habits in place, and I think we’re now seeing him get the rewards for that on the track.
“Physically he’s in a really good position to play AFL football and as a young player, it’s about continuing to develop to face the physical demands of the game, to ensure he can get himself into the best possible position to play some good JLT games and go forward from there.
“He’s been very impressive with his contest work, he’s very composed with ball in hand, and I think all the players love the tackle pressure that he brings as well.
“He’s been very exciting.”
Meanwhile, fellow top-10 draft pick and former Launceston midfielder Chayce Jones will run out in Crows colours for the first time on February 23 in an under-23 trial game against Port Adelaide.
Jones finished third in the TSL player of the year award in 2018 despite playing only seven games.