The Western Bulldogs have drafted speedy Indigenous midfielder/forward Arthur Jones with pick 43 in the 2021 NAB AFL Draft.
Jones, from Claremont Football Club, is a player with tremendous upside, who can play as an outside midfielder or wingman, as well as a forward.
The 18-year-old is known for his endurance and impressive kicking skills, who turned heads with an impressive performance at the Draft Combine.
Jones hails from Mt Barker in regional Western Australia, and is a relation of the Krakouer family.
Here’s how AFL Talent Manager Kevin Sheahan described Jones in the lead-up to the NAB AFL Draft:
“Wingman who burst onto the scene with a standout performance in Western Australian's second match against South Australia having 16 disposals and kicking two goals to be among their best players in a hard-fought win in the AFL Grand Final curtain raiser at Optus Stadium.
“His speed and agility lit up the midfield after showing promise in 10 matches at Under 18s level averaging 12.6 disposals for Claremont who finished runners up this year.
“Part of the Krakouer clan, he really caught the eye with his competitive performance in the 2km test racing Corey Warner at the NAB AFL Draft Combine before recording a 6 minutes and 30 seconds to finish 2nd overall in Western Australia for endurance.”
Arthur Jones profile
Claremont (WAFL), Mt Barker FC
State: Western Australia
Date of Birth: 18/07/03