Not included in the group which spent a fortnight in the AFL’s Queensland hub early in the 2020 season, Woodcock stayed in Adelaide and built his aerobic capacity, doing enough to impress the coaches and earn an AFL debut. His memorable first outing against the Western Bulldogs saw him kick what appeared to be a goal with his first kick, only to see it overturned after a video review.
The tenacious small forward kicked three goals in his five games and looked lively. Part of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft crop that landed Port Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma, Woodock was part of North Adelaide’s SANFL Premiership winning team in that year, alongside Rozee, who he played junior football with after both moved to Adelaide from the country. Delisted at the end of the 2019 season but redrafted as a rookie, the crafty forward from Bute, north of Adelaide, will be hoping to continue his development and add to his AFL games tally in 2021.