Potential No.1 pick nominates for father-son selection

Will Ashcroft has officially nominated to join Brisbane as a father-son selection in the 2022 National Draft.

Ashcroft, the potential No.1 pick in this year’s draft, is the son of 318-game triple-premiership Lions champion Marcus Ashcroft.

The teenager has starred for Sandringham Dragons in the NAB League and for Vic Metro in the Under 18 National Championships.

Ashcroft put his name up in lights after racking up 51 disposals for the Dragons in a NAB League match in June.

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“I can’t wait to join the Club and start earning the respect of all the players and coaching staff,” the young midfielder told Brisbane’s website.

“I was lucky enough to do some work with the midfielders last pre-season and I am really looking forward to learning from them and hopefully breaking into that group and seeing what we can become.

“To be following after dad is a privilege and if I can achieve half of what he did then I would be happy. I am also looking forward to forging my own name.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to Leon Harris (Lions recruiter) he has done heaps of work over the years to support me. And also a huge thanks to my parents and brother and sister for all they have done.”

Ashcroft is averaging 35 disposals in the NAB League and 33 touches across three games for Vic Metro.

His younger brother Levi is eligible for the 2024 National Draft.





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