Bunbury’s draft bolter

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Young Bunbury forward Patrick Farrant has been invited to the State AFL Draft Combine later this year.
Camera IconYoung Bunbury forward Patrick Farrant has been invited to the State AFL Draft Combine later this year. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Young Bunbury forward Patrick Farrant has become a bolter in the AFL draft stakes.

The 17-year-old has been selected as one of 20 West Australians for this year’s State AFL draft combine to be held at the State Netball Centre on October 15.

Farrant was a surprise selection because he has played just two games for Swan Districts’ colts.

The young forward has spent most of the season playing for Bunbury in the league side, kicking 21 goals in 15 games.

His exceptional vertical leap, marking ability and tackling contributed to him being selected to represent the South West Football League at this year’s Landmark Country Championships.

Patrick Farrant’s leap has made him a draft bolter, having spent the season playing for Bunbury in the SWFL.
Camera IconPatrick Farrant’s leap has made him a draft bolter, having spent the season playing for Bunbury in the SWFL. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Farrant has starred on both occasions he has played for the Swans, booting seven goals in two matches.

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