Crows retain Tucker, Copeland and Maisey
16 Oct, 2018
2018 Number 1 draft pick Jake Tucker along with Josh Copeland and Alastair Maisey have all been retained by the Western Crows for the 2019 season.
The trio were retained under Category 3 of the Retained Players List (RPL).
RPL 3 is the Retention of Auckland based players. (Up to 5 players retained).
The Western Crows selected Jake Tucker as their number one draft pick last season and will return to the side in 2019.
Having spent 3 years in the AFL Academy programme, Tucker has now graduated into a senior player and will be pushing for a spot in the New Zealand senior side next April.
One of the shining lights for the North Shore Tigers in the Auckland AFL, the midfielder has sharp skills, fast feet and is hard at the contest.
Josh Copeland is another number 1 draft pick (2017) by the Western Crows and has been retained for another season.
It will be his third season with the Crows after a one year stint with the Northern Suns in 2016 and reunites with head coach Chris Mundell.
The 21 year old is a key defender in the backline and his talent fly’s under the radar.
Copeland has represented New Zealand at both U16 and U18 level and plays for Auckland club side, the Waitakere Magpies.
186cm tall, Alastair Maisey from the Mt Roskill Saints will remain at Western Crows in 2019.
The swingman of New Zealand footy, Maisey’s attack on the footy and strong hands make him a key target in the forward line.
Alastair can also play a key role in the backline with his strong physical presence and ability to take intercept marks over the opposition.
Maisey is the current Assistant Coach of the New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls.