Crows swoop on regional players

25 Nov, 2019

2019 AFL New Zealand Premiers the Western Crows have utilised priority picks ahead of this year’s National Draft to secure the signing of tall forward Dan Howie and tough midfielder Tom Turner for the 2020 AFL New Zealand Premiership.

 

The Crows used a Priority pick to secure the two regional stars under the ruling of the Retained Player List (RPL) Category 2, stating:

Each Premiership side will be able to retain up to three regional based players (if a Premiership side cannot supply the required amount of players from the 2019 season, a Priority Draft Pick will be allocated to rectify this.)

 

Dan Howie

Former AFL New Zealand Premiership Rising Star Daniel Howie will add some height to the Crows line up in 2020.

Standing at 196cm, Howie hails from Auckland’s North Shore but is now studying at Otago University.and was drafted by the Southern Saints during the 2017 National Draft.

The 19 year old is not only tall but has speed to burn with a record time of 10 minutes 19 seconds for a three kilometre time trial.

 

Thomas Turner

Cantabrian Thomas Turner had a breakout year in his first season of Premiership footy.

Picked up by the Southern Saints in the National Draft, Turner was consistent all season and is fast developing into skillful midfielder.

Fast and evasive, Turner was included in the U18 New Zealand Falcons side to travel to Melbourne and was one of the standout players.

 

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