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The junior arms of many VAFA clubs have again provided much of the talent in this year’s AFL Draft. The number 3 pick Angus Brayshaw (Hampton Rovers) headlines a list of players that played their junior football at clubs that foster many of today’s VAFA footballers. 
Two VAFA clubs tweeted congratulations to Brayden Maynard last night when the youngster was picked by Collingwood at selection 30. Maynard attended De La Salle whilst also played junior footy at the Rovers. 
Other VAFA clubs were in on the act too, particularly the some of the old boys clubs. 
Caulfield Grammarians posted on Facebook: 
“We offer our congratulations towards two Caulfield Grammar School boys, who were tonight selected in the 2014 AFL Draft. Daniel McKenzie – Pick 22 – St Kilda and Lukas Webb – Pick 27 – Western Bulldogs”
North Old Boys St Patrick’s College tweeted: 
“@NOBSPCBrunswick Congrats to the 4 @spcballarat boys going into the @AFL … Bloody great effort!”
University Blues tweeted: 
“@UniBluesFC Massive congrats to @EdVickersWillis on getting drafted by North Melb. #brotherofhugh #brotherofjono #sonofAbercromby’s”
Old Xaverians posted on their website (
“Daniel Howe and Mark Pittonet were drafted by Hawthorn at last night’s AFL Draft. Congratulations and best of luck to both young men, who join fellow Old Xav Matt Spangher on the senior list of the premiers. We hope to see all three supporting the Xavs in 2015 when they are able.”
Beaumaris tweeted: 
“@BeaumarisFC Congrats to young shark Harry Dear on getting drafted to Adelaide tonight. Fine fella, big career ahead. Another Dear playing in the AFL.”
Old Geelong retweeted a tweet from Geelong Grammar:
@OldGeelong: “@GeelongGrammar @paddymccartin11 has been selected by @stkildafc with pick 1 in the 2014 #AFLDraft. Congratulations Paddy!”
Congratulations to all players drafted and we look forward to watching your AFL careers before you all hopefully come back to your old clubs one day to play in the VAFA!

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