Glenelg young gun Will Gould has named the ideal club for him ahead of this year’s National Draft.
The 18-year-old defender, who captained South Australia at the U18 National Championships, has revealed he has been speaking regularly to the Adelaide Crows as well as Geelong in the lead-up to next month’s draft.
“It’s pretty hard to tell, everyone keeps their cards close to their chests,” he said on SEN SA Breakfast when asked which clubs are keen on him.
“The clubs that I’ve talked to a few times would be the Crows and Geelong. They’d probably be the two.
“They say the same thing that they can’t guarantee anything so it’s a little bit hard to read at the moment.”
But the Cats, who Gould has loved since he was a kid, would be the club of choice if he could take his pick.
“Obviously I’d be rapt to go anywhere but I’m a Geelong supporter so down at the Cattery would be alright,” he added.
Gould is rated as a ready-made player who can operate off a half-back flank, much in the same mould as West Coast captain Shannon Hurn, but admits he has had to work hard in a bid to get his body to AFL standards.
“My ‘skinnies’ (skinfolds) at the combine were around about 78 and the weight was 106 (kgs) so I got some pretty stern feedback about getting them down before being at an AFL club,” he said further.
“So I got them down. The skinnies are 50 and the weight is about 100 now, so I’ve been getting that under control.”
Gould enjoyed some strong form for SA in the U18s carnival which saw him win All-Australian selection before capping the season when an integral part of Glenelg’s drought-breaking SANFL premiership side.
Listen to Gould on SEN SA Breakfast below: