Oakleigh Chargers midfielder Noah Anderson has been selected by the Gold Coast SUNS with pick 2 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.
Anderson joins his Oakleigh teammate and close friend Matt Rowell on the Gold Coast after the pair became the first two names to be read out on Wednesday night.
WATCH: Anderson's first interview with Suns Media
At 188cm, Anderson is a medium midfielder/forward who thrives in a contest, using his footy smarts and ball-winning ability to impact games.
Captaining Vic Metro in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, Anderson was a highly competitive player, averaging 23.5 disposals (10.8 contested) and 5.2 clearances to win 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 All-Australian honours.
Strong overhead and in one-on-one contests, he also has uncanny goal sense.
Anderson starred for Oakleigh in 2019, averaging 28.7 disposals, 3.3 tackles and kicked 14 goals in six matches in the NAB League.
His versatility to play both forward and midfield will hold him in good stead at AFL level, should he get an opportunity early in 2020.
The 18-year-old’s play-style will suit Stuart Dew’s game-plan, with Anderson capable of applying elite pressure and maintaining a high work rate.
DATE OF BIRTH
17th February 2001