AFL Draft: Perth Demons football manager says club’s recruits have wares to succeed in AFL


Perth Demon Zac Fisher is looking to perform well with Carlton after a successful time in the WAFL.
Perth Demon Zac Fisher is looking to perform well with Carlton after a successful time in the WAFL.

PERTH Demons football manager Tyson Beattie believes the clubs’ players who have been drafted into the AFL will perform well.

Zac Fisher was selected by Carlton with pick 27 and Quinton Narkle was picked by Geelong in the AFL Draft while North Melbourne selected Matt Taylor with pick 43 in the Rookie Draft.

Beattie said the trio had done an enormous amount of work to be selected.

“Zac was the player of the carnival for WA at the under-18 carnival and debuted for Perth in round one this year,” he said.

“Quinton overcame injuries and not being selected in last year’s carnival and then played in all of the games during this year’s carnival.”

Beattie said Fisher was a small midfielder with football smarts.

“He reads the ball well and although he is an inside mid, he also has a good nose for goal,” he said.

“Zac is quite similar to Caleb Daniel from the Western Bulldogs because he can kick both sides and find his teammates.

“Quinton is similar to Zac but he is physically developed and he is able to win the ball quite frequently.”

Narkle, who was a Wesley College graduate, also had a number of fellow pupils who were drafted in the AFL Draft including Sam Powell-Pepper, who was drafted by Port Adelaide with pick 18, and Shai Bolton, who Richmond selected with pick 29.

North Melbourne selected recent Wesley College student Cameron Zurhaar with the 11th pick in the Rookie Draft.