Geelong selected midfielder Jhye Clark with Pick 8 in the 2022 NAB AFL National Draft on Monday night.
Clark arrives at the GMHBA Stadium from the Geelong Falcons where he was captain for the 2022 NAB League Boys season, as well as the best and fairest title, while leading Vic Country in the National Championships, where he finished second of number two. overall choice Will Ashcroft when voting for the Larke Medal.
Clark is averaging 25 and 23 touches per game for the Falcons and Vic Country respectively and comes across as a tough, highly competitive player who also earned NAB League Team of the Year honors in 2022.
Geelong’s head of recruitment Stephen Wells says the club are delighted to add a player of Clark’s potential to the list.
“We are truly delighted to add a player of Jhye’s caliber to our club,” Wells said.
“He’s had an exceptional 12 months, leading both the Falcons and Vic Country, while playing terrific football himself.
“We love his competitive nature and his leadership traits at 18 are really encouraging. We believe Jhye will be a great addition to Geelong Football Club and has the potential to be a very good player for a long time to come.