The Western Bulldogs have drafted mature-age utility Charlie Parker with pick 17 in the 2021 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.
Parker, a 24-year-old, caught the eye of the Bulldogs’ recruiters during the 2021 season with his performances with Sturt in the SANFL.
He played nine games for the Double Blues this year as a wingman/defender, before missing the second half of the season through injury.
He is a penetrating kick, who has the precious combination of high-end speed and endurance.
Parker is an extremely talented cricketer who plied his trade in England after finishing high school, before he returned for his breakout SANFL season.
Charlie Parker profile
Former Club: Sturt Football Club (South Australia)
Date of Birth: 13/10/1997