Draft debate

Daniels a fan of increasing the age of AFL draftees
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CALLING THE SHOTS: Wangaratta Rovers co-coach Jamason Daniels was drafted as a rookie by the Western Bulldogs back in 2008. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

WANGARATTA Rovers co-coach Jamason Daniels has thrown his support behind recent speculation that the AFL could increase the age of eligible draftees, citing his own experience with the Western Bulldogs.

A number of high profile AFL coaches have called for the draft age to be lifted to 19 or 20, however, 2018 National Draft number one selection Sam Walsh believes 18 should remain the minimum age for youngsters to start their careers.

Daniels knows the process of playing in the premier underage competition before starting an AFL career having played in the Murray Bushrangers’ 2008 premiership before being taken by the Western Bulldogs at pick 14 in the rookie draft just a couple of months later.

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