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Sharks Lead the Way in AFL AA

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:06 PM
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The East Fremantle Football Club wishes to extend congratulations to three (3) of their own in making the AFL’s All Australian Team.

Josh Kennedy was named at full forward after finishing second in the Coleman Medal, despite missing 5 games, kicking 65 goals for the 2017 season. 

Elliot Yeo earned his first All Australian, being named on the bench, after arguably his best season where he played a variety of roles.  The highly athletic, strong marking Yeo finished 9th in the AFL for marks. 

Despite missing the entire 2016 season, Paddy Ryder also earned his first AA Guernsey, leading the ruck division, after amassing 777 hitouts, second in the AFL.  The mobile ruckman was a constant threat around the stoppages and his athleticism around the ground made it very difficult for opposition rucks to match up on.

These three (3) well deserved inclusions, further confirms the Sharks standing in developing talent (Metro & Country), leading all state league clubs for inclusions in to the 2017 All-Australian team.

The EFFC would also like to acknowledge the great work our Junior & Mid- West Regional Clubs do in providing great guidance & pathways for these players to reach their highest dreams.

Josh Kennedy. Original Club: Northampton  

All Australian 2015 (vice-captain) and 2016. 17 games in 2017. 154 kicks, 107 marks, 52 handballs averaging 9.1 kicks, 6.3 marks, 3.1 handballs. 65 goals (second in the AFL), 38 behinds. Five hit-outs, 27 inside 50m, 0 Rebound 50m, 24 tackles.

Elliot Yeo. Original Club: Brentwood/Booragoon

Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 319 kicks, 148 marks (ninth in the AFL), 178 handballs averaging 15.2 kicks, 7.0 marks, 8.5 handballs. Eight goals, seven behinds. 50 clearances, 83 inside 50m, 66 rebound 50m. 75 tackles.

Paddy Ryder. Original Club: Rovers  

Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 167 kicks, 71 marks, 104 handballs averaging 8.0 kicks, 3.4 marks, 5.0 handballs. 11 goals, seven behinds. 88 clearances, 777 hit-outs (second in the AFL) averaging 37.0 hit-outs per game, 67 inside 50m, 14 rebound 50m. 58 tackles.