CLUB: Sandringham Dragons, NAB League
JUNIOR CLUB/S: East Brighton Vampires/Old Xavierians
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/01/03
Port Adelaide has claimed exciting Victorian defender Josh Sinn with its first pick in the 2021 NAB AFL National Draft on Wednesday night.
Port moved up the draft for a second time in order to get its man, sending Pick 14 and a 2022 second round pick to the West Coast Eagles for Pick 12.
Renowned for his line breaking speed and penetrating left foot, Sinn will join fellow Sandringham Dragons products Karl Amon, Miles Bergman and Ollie Lord at Alberton.
Sinn was Port Adelaide’s only selection in the first round of the draft but he will have more new teammates to meet after the draft concludes on Thursday night and the rookie and pre-season drafts take place on Friday.
Port Adelaide’s National Talent Manager Geoff Parker says:
Josh has explosive speed and great agility to change direction and change the way the ball goes forward from defence.
AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan says:
Dashing defender who breaks the lines with his acceleration and penetrating left foot. Had an injury-interrupted year, missing the Australian AFL Academy game with a hamstring injury before impressing for Victoria Metro in its match against Victoria Country but suffered an ankle injury late in the match. An All-Australian at under-16s level in 2019, he played five matches with the Dragons this year, averaging 17.6 disposals, and also making the NAB League’s Team of the Year. Recorded a sharp 2.98 seconds for 20 metres at Victorian NAB League testing earlier in the year, then a solid 6:41 in the 2km time trial.