MORE VAFA DRAFT TALENT TAKEN

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More VAFA talent has been selected in today’s AFL Rookie Draft. 
MHSOBFC were extremely proud that young-gun Michael Manteit was drafted by Collingwood as a rookie selection. Whilst St Kevin’s were singing the praises Reilly O’Brien, the former student of the College was selected by Adelaide. 
Mike is the youngest player in the MHSOBFC’s history to play senior footy, having debuted in 2012 at just 15 years of age.  Since then his footy has come on brilliantly, and in 2014 he was named in the leadership group at the Sandrigham Dragons and also represented Vic Metro. 
A dedicated clubman, Mike was a constant presence at training and on match days even when his under 18 commitments limited the amount of footy he could play for MHSOB.   
Immediately after being drafted Mike had the following message for the club:
“A massive thanks to everyone at the footy club. The best day of my life and I couldn’t have done it without the support and vibe down at the Unicorn paddock. Love the place more then anything.  Thank you to everyone throughout the footy club.”
Manteit played 13 senior games for MHSOB in 2012-13 as well as 4 U19 matches and 1 reserves game for the Unicorns
On Reilly O’Brien via the AFL website (afl.com.au):
O’Brien, 19, devoted more time to football this season with TAC Cup side the Calder Cannons after focusing on his studies last year at St Kevin’s College and missing out at the 2013 draft.

The 201cm tall, who has good speed and endurance for his size, shared the ruck duties for Calder this season but has also played in defence against taller forwards. He also played two VFL games for Coburg in 2014.