AFL Draft: Callum Ah Chee is ripe for the picking

Callum Ah Chee kicks a goal.
Callum Ah Chee kicks a goal.

KELMSCOTT and South Fremantle forward Callum Ah Chee will eagerly await which AFL club picks him up with the 2015 AFL national draft being held in Adelaide this afternoon.

Callum, an 18-year-old 182cm forward who was born in Derby and attended high school in Kelmscott, is likely to go in the round one or two of the AFL draft.

His brother Brendon is already playing AFL for Port Adelaide.

Callum has already proven he can play at senior level after an impressive debut for South Fremantle in the WAFL league side in round 17 where he collected 14 touches, grabbed nine marks and booted three goals.

He is considered to be WA’s top draft hopeful.

In his six WAFL games last year, Callum averaged 14.8 touches, four marks and booted five goals all up. Victoria’s Jacob Weitering has been tipped to be taken by Carlton as the number one pick with tall forward Josh Schache likely to be taken by Brisbane at number two.

Other West Australians who could find themselves going to AFL clubs include Perth Demons midfielder Aidan Tropiano, Subiaco’s Sam Menegola and Peel Thunder’s Josh Schoenfeld.

Tropiano, a 182cm midfielder, had a breakout season with Perth averaging 32.5 disposals and won the Sandover Medal as the WAFL’s fairest and best player.

Callum is unlikely to miss out on the national draft, but if he is to slip through the 130 selections that can be made in the draft, then he could get picked up via the rookie or pre-season draft on November 27.