Draft success again for TAC Cup
AFL Victoria's TAC Cup competition has again led the way at the 2013 NAB AFL Draft with 26 draftees.
For the third year in a row, a TAC Cup player was the first name read out on draft night, with Eastern Ranges' forward Tom Boyd surprising no one as he was chosen by GWS Giants. Boyd joins previous number one selections Lachie Whitfield (Dandenong Stingrays - 2012) and Jonathon Patton (Eastern Ranges - 2011) at the the Giants in 2014.
The Sandringham Dragons led the way with six draftees - three of those picked in the top 10.
2013 TAC Cup premiers Eastern Ranges and the Oakleigh Chargers were both not far behind with four selections each - with former Charger Luke McDonald also picked up by North Melbourne under the father/son rule, after McDonald chose to play the season with Werribee in the Peter Jackson VFL having still been eligible for the TAC Cup in 2013.
See the full list of TAC Cup selections below:
|Pick No||Players Name||Club from||Club|
|1||Thomas Boyd||Eastern Ranges / Norwood||GWS Giants|
|2||Joshua Kelly||Sandringham Dragons / E Brighton Vampires JFC||GWS Giants|
|3||Jack Billings||Oakleigh Chargers / Kew Comets||St Kilda|
|4||Marcus Bontempelli||Northern Knights / Eltham||Western Bulldogs|
|9||Christian Salem||Sandringham Dragons / Hampton Rovers AFC||Melbourne|
|10||Nathan Freeman||Sandringham Dragons / Dingley Junior FC||Collingwood|
|12||Ben Lennon||Northern Knights / Macleod JFC||Richmond|
|15||Zak Jones||Dandenong Stingrays / Mount Eliza JFC||Sydney Swans|
|16||Darcy Lang||Geelong Falcons / Colac||Geelong Cats|
|17||Michael Apeness||Eastern Ranges / Donvale||Fremantle|
|20||Jack Leslie||Gippsland Power / NambrokNewry Junior FC||Gold Coast SUNS|
|21||Jarman Impey||Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton Swans||Port Adelaide|
|22||Darcy Gardiner||Geelong Falcons / Queenscliff||Brisbane Lions|
|23||Matt Crouch||North Ballarat Rebels / Beaufort FC||Adelaide Crows|
|24||Billy Hartung||Dandenong Stingrays / Red Hill Junior FC||Hawthorn|
|25||Daniel McStay||Eastern Ranges / East Ringwood Juniors||Brisbane Lions|
|26||Zachary Merrett||Sandringham Dragons / Cobden FNC||Essendon|
|28||Lewis Taylor||Geelong Falcons / Terang Mortlake||Brisbane Lions|
|33||Tom Cutler||Oakleigh Chargers / Greythorn JFC||Brisbane Lions|
|40||Jay Kennedy Harris||Oakleigh Chargers / Kew Comets Junior FC||Melbourne|
|51||Nick Holman||Murray Bushrangers / Kyabram FC||Carlton|
|52||Darcy Byrne-Jones||Oakleigh Chargers / Camberwell JFC||Port Adelaide|
|56||James Sicily||Western Jets / Keilor||Hawthorn|
|60||Mitch Honeychurch||Eastern Ranges / Vermont Juniors||Western Bulldogs|
|65||Tom Langdon||Sandringham Dragons||Collingwood|
|68||Karl Amon||Sandringham Dragons / Hampton Rovers AFC||Port Adelaide|