Five Murray Bushrangers Drafted

The Murray Bushrangers have had five players drafted into the AFL in what was a fantastic week for the football club and the region. For the first time in the clubs rich history it has two players picked inside the TOP 4 with Seymour Josh Schache (PICK 2) heading to the Brisbane Lions and Mooroopna’s Clayton Oliver (PICK 4) to commence his AFL career with the Melbourne Football Club. Oliver will be joined 200cm Wodonga Ruckman Mitch King who was taken with PICK 42 by the Melbourne Football Club in Tuesday’s National Draft.

In today’s ROOKIE DRAFT developing Ruckman Kyle Galloway from Deniliquin was snapped up by the Sydney Swans as a Priority Selection whilst Albury Key Defender Nick Coughlan heads to the St Kilda Football Club with rookie selection 23.

Talent Manager Lee Fraser said the 2015 draft results highlight the diligent work done within the football club, “It is an extraordinary team effort within the club to get these young men ready to play at the next level, our medical, high performance and coaching departments worked in partnership throughout the year particularly with Nick Coughlan, Mitch King & Clayton Oliver who have all had injury and fitness concerns throughout the their time with the club”.

“The coaching team are a talented and dedicated group of men who continue to create an environment that both challenges and develops all young men within the program to be the best they can be. This years draft results are a great reward for everyone within our football club.”

Fraser also highlighted the great work done within the local community, “2015 draft is represented by the Seymour, Mooroopna, Albury, Deniliquin Rovers, Deniliquin Rams & Wodonga Football Clubs across three leagues (Ovens & Murray, Murray, Picola & District & Goulburn Valley Football League), this highlights the great work being done at local level”

Whilst there are a number of players disappointed that their name was not read out this week Fraser was confident that most players would continue to develop their football careers commencing in 2016. “We have worked with and will continue to work with our players and families to guide them through the next phase of their football careers, this may include opportunities at VFL level”. Any queries regarding the Murray Bushrangers please contact Lee Fraser 0402 414 476 or email;


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