Following his outstanding performance at the 2019 NAB Under 16 Championships, which saw him awarded Northern Territory’s MVP award, Brodie Lake has been selected in the 2019 NAB AFL Under 16 All-Australian team.
It is no surprise Lake’s performance was noticed, this year alone, he has played in the NTFL with Southern Districts, before his schooling saw him pull on the boots in the Peel Football League and WAFL in Western Australia, as well as representing the Northern Territory in the Under 18s NAB League and the Under 16 Championships.
Being named in the team is reward and recognition of outstanding performance over the championships, with the players named included in the NAB AFL Academy’s twenty-third intake.
Lake will also form part of the Australian Under 17 team who will play New Zealand in the AFL's 2020 ANZAC Round.
AFL Talent Ambassador, Kevin Sheehan headed an experienced selection panel for the All-Australian side, which included Luke Power (AFL National Academy Head Coach/Manager), Troy Selwood (Geelong Cats Football Club), Chris Liberatore (St Kilda Football Club), Mitch Cashion (Hawthorn Football Club), Leon Harris (Brisbane Lions Football Club).
AFLNT Manager of Talent and Pathways, Wally Gallio described Lake as a versatile player who displays all the traits of someone who can make it to the top of the sport.
“Brodie is a hard-working and very talented young man who through his passion for the game and positive attitude will go far.
“He has showed this year he can play a variety of positions and continues to mature as both a player and leader,” Gallio said.
Player profile: Brodie Lake
Played for: Northern Territory/Southern Districts/Peel Thunder
Description: Tall running wingman or flanker who covers the ground with his running capability which enables him to get to contest after contest. Averaged 18.7 disposals (13 were contested), 5.3 clearances, four tackles, four inside 50’s and one goal on his way to winning the Northern Territory’s MVP award.