FOUR NEW CATS
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GEELONG drafted four new players at Thursday's AFL National Draft. First picked was Billie Smedts from the Geelong Falcons, whose father Alby played fifty-odd games for the Bulldogs in the late 1970's, with overall pick number fifteen. Next up were Cameron Guthrie with pick twenty-three from the Calder Cannons, George Horlin-Smith (Sturt, pick thirty-seven) and Jordan Schroder (Calder, pick fifty-four). Smedts and Guthrie are described as medium forwards, Schroder a midfielder and Horlin-Smith an excellent cricketer. And of course we should not forget to highlight that James Podsiadly was elevated to the senior list, in exchange for the Cats' pick number fifty-eight.
Official Draft statement from the Cats:
Geelong Cats recruiting manager Stephen Wells is delighted with the huge upside he sees in his 2010 NAB AFL Draft class.
"We were really happy with the way the draft panned out for us. We've drafted four players that we think have got outstanding talent with plenty of room for development in them as well.
"They'll be given every opportunity to grow and progress with the coaching at our club. We love the fact that they can all win their own football, they have excellent skills and can play in a number of different positions.
"We came with an open mind. We would have been happy to draft tall players or runners or whichever ways it turned out, but when it came to our picks we were very pleased to be able to call out those players' names."
Billie Smedts (Geelong Falcons)
Cameron Guthrie (Calder Cannons)
George Horlin-Smith (Sturt)
Jordan Schroder (Calder Cannons)