The Gold Coast SUNS have selected Oskar Faulkhead with pick 7 in the 2022 NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

The 19-year-old, 182cm midfielder comes from the Bendigo Pioneers in the NAB League and has also lined up with Geelong in the VFL this season.

Gold Coast SUNS National Recruiting Manager Kall Burns said the club had come to the draft with a targeted approach to improve the list.

“We came into this Mid Season Draft with a clear strategy and felt the talent available allowed us an opportunity to continue to strengthen our list,” Burns said.

“Oskar is a player of high quality, has a thirst for development and has demonstrated consistent form at all levels including the NAB League, Young Guns and VFL competition in the front half of this season.

“He will hopefully play for the club this weekend in the VFL against Collingwood, before relocating to the Gold Coast and continuing his progression as a midfielder, throughout this season.

If SUNS fans based in Melbourne get the chance, make sure you head to the AIA Centre this Sunday morning at 10:30am to see our new recruit in action.