Draft preview: Williamson to provide agility and speed

When Northlander Blake Williamson heads to the National Draft on November 28th, all four Premiership coaches will be focusing on his exceptional agility and speed as they look to build their roster for the 2019 AFL New Zealand Premiership.


The Academy graduate has developed immensely over the past 12 months and has represented New Zealand at both Academy and U18 level in 2018.

Playing as a development player in the 2018 Premiership, Blake was named best on ground for the Southern Saints in their round 8 clash and picked up the rising star award in the same game.

His background with adventure racing means that he had speed and endurance and as he continues to development his game, Blake has the potential to become a big name in the AFL community in New Zealand.


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