Subiaco Colts Award Winners In Draft Mix

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 7:53 AM

After playing big parts in Subiaco’s 2018 Colts Premiership success, WAFL award winners Tristan Hobley and Jack Mayo are both in contention to be AFL listed in the National Draft.


Mayo took out the WAFL Colts Leading Goalkicker after a consistent season inside 50 for the Lions, while Hobley saw his outstanding second half run of form culminate in winning the Mel Whinnen Medal as the best player in the 2018 WAFL Colts Grand Final.


A highly regarded youngster, a strong improvement in his all round game saw Mayo’s consistency improve in 2018 with his impact on games equally growing.


After debuting for Subiaco Colts last year, Mayo became the key focal point of an improved Subiaco attack, finishing the season with 50 goals to comfortably take out the leading goal kicker award for the Colts competition.


If not for inaccuracy in front of goal, Mayo could have had an even greater goal kicking season, posting 44 behinds, with this conversion in front of goals one area that Mayo will look to work on in 2019 and beyond.


However it is the ability to find the ball, whether on the lead or in a contested marking situation that makes Mayo a hot property.


For a player just 19 years of age, to have the football smarts inside 50 and the athletic ability in the air on the ground, are uncommon traits and bely the future development that is still to come in Mayo.


With AFL clubs always looking for the next project tall who could be the next big thing, Mayo has a number of the key traits of that.


Meanwhile for Hobley, a season that started with disappointment finished on a high, taking out a premiership medal and best a field in that premiership win.


After missing out on the WA State 18’s squad, Hobley used the disappointment as motivation putting together an unprecedented run of ball winning ability at Subiaco Colts level.


Hobley averaged just under 27 disposal a game having five 30 disposal games, including three in a row between Round 17 and Round 19.


The consistency of Hobley was seen by having over 20 disposals in all bar one game.


That hot end to the season has meant that Hobley has once again been thrust into draft contention, though more likely as a rookie selection.


However if there is one thing that Hobley has shown this year it is resilience; he has the motivation and determination to succeed.


The AFL National Draft conludes today with the end of the National Draft and Rookie Drafts to take place across Friday. Keep posted to Subiaco’s social media accounts for up to the date updates of which Subiaco players find homes in the AFL.