Thunder young gun excited for next chapter

This time last year, Peel Thunder product Brady Hough was a little known commodity for most AFL talent scouts.

Fast forward twelve months later, and the 18 year old from Harvey now looms as a WA draft bolter after an ultra impressive 2021 campaign.

Hough claimed Peel Thunder’s Colts best and fairest award, averaging 22 disposals per match as a tall midfielder capable of playing as both an inside midfielder and off a wing.

Standing at 189 cm, Hough used his height to push forward and kick ten goals in eleven matches, making him an attractive proposition for AFL recruiters.

“It’s been an awesome year, I came up from country football last year and came up here (to Perth) to take my football to the next level,” Hough said.

“I started off in the Colts and had a great season there and played some consistent football, then earnt myself a spot in the state side which was great and also cracked in to the Peel league side.

“It’s just been a great year with so many opportunities, I don’t know what’s to come yet but fingers crossed.”

Having put his best foot forward in every match in 2021, Hough said it would be a dream come true to be drafted to an AFL club next week.

“I’ve worked hard for it over the years and sacrificed quite a lot travelling up to Perth and Mandurah 3-4 times a week.

“A lot of hard work goes in to it. I would be over the moon and so would family and friends.

“Fingers crossed and we will see what happens.”

The 2021 AFL Draft will take place in Melbourne next Wednesday and Thursday 24th and 25th November, with the rookie draft to be held next Friday.

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