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Port Adelaide adds Pudney and Frederick to its list as Category B rookies

Kai Pudney highlights - PTV Port Adelaide select Kai Pudney

PORT ADELAIDE has added two Category B rookies to its list in Next Generation Academy players Martin Frederick and Kai Pudney.

Both have been part of the club’s Multicultural and Indigenous Next Generation Academy, as Fredericks is of South Sudanese descent and Pudney of Japanese descent.

The duo trained with the Port Adelaide AFL group during the 2018 pre-season and also represented South Australia in a championship-winning under 18 national team this year.


POS: Defender/Wing
Ht 178cm, Wt 74kg, DOB 17/5/00
From Woodville-West Torrens


POS: Midfielder
Ht 186cm, Wt 78kg, DOB 9/1/00
From Woodville-West Torrens

Pudney also won the 2018 2018 McCallum-Tomkins Medal as the finest player in the SANFL Under 18s competition, and impressed at the South Australian Combine in October by winning the Yo-Yo and agility tests against other draft hopefuls. 

And with our final two selections of the day, we have added Kai Pudney and Martin Frederick from our Next Generation Academy to our list as Category B Rookies 🌟 #AFLDraft #weareportadelaide

— Port Adelaide FC (@PAFC) November 23, 2018

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