BACK IN THE AFL: Durdin finds new home at Carlton

The Carlton Football Club has acquired New Zealand Heritage team member, Sam Durdin with pick No.13 in the 2022 NAB AFL Mid-Season Rookie Draft.

A key defender from South Australia, Durdin initially spent six seasons on North Melbourne’s list before producing two strong seasons for Glenelg in the SANFL.

With the ability to lock down on his direct opponent or provide an intercept option for his side, Durdin has been one of the standout key defenders in state-league competition so far this season: that was most clear on ANZAC Day, when he was awarded the best-on-ground medal for a performance which yielded 22 disposals, 11 marks and 13 rebound 50s.

Sam has been selected in the AFL New Zealand Heritage Team on seven occasions.