Three VFL Players Drafted

Three Peter Jackson VFL players tonight find themselves on AFL lists after being selected in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft.

Victoria’s state league competition continues to be seen as a breeding ground for readymade AFL players with all three players in their early to mid twenties.

North Ballarat player and 2012 Fothergill-Round Medallist Dean Towers was a first round selection going to the Sydney Swans, with Frankston’s Dylan Van Unen and Box Hill Hawks Matt Jones going to Essendon and Melbourne respectively. 


Dean Towers 

Club: North Ballarat 

Recruited to: Sydney Swans pick 22

Junior Club: Otway Districts / Colac 

Age: 22 

Height: 189 

Weight: 82


Dylan Van Unen 

Club: Frankston 

Recruited to: Essendon pick 51 

Junior Club: North Ringwood 

Age: 22 

Height: 189 

Weight: 88


Matt Jones 

Club: Box Hill Hawks 

Recruited to: Melbourne pick 52 

Junior Club: South Croydon 

Age: 25 

Height: 188 

Weight: 81 

Full stories on each of these players next week.


22 Dean Towers North Ballarat  Sydney Swans
51 Dylan Van Unen Frankston Essendon
52 Matt Jones Box Hill Hawks Melbourne


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VFL 2017 Ladder

Peter Jackson VFL 2017
1 Williamstown 56
2 Box Hill Hawks 54
3 Port Melbourne 50
4 Casey Demons 48
5 Richmond 44
6 Essendon 40
7 Footscray 40
8 Collingwood 32
9 Northern Blues 32
10 Geelong 32
11 Sandringham 32
12 Werribee 32
13 Coburg 8
14 North Ballarat 4