Josh Worrell

Height: 195cm
Weight: 83kg
Position: Defender
DOB: 11/04/2001
From: Sandringham Dragons/Bentleigh/Haileybury College


Worrell might be the most versatile player in this year’s draft with the scope to play key forward, key defence or on a wing.

At this year’s Under 18 Championships, the Bentleigh junior was Vic Metro’s leading goalkicker with hauls of four against Western Australia and three against South Australia.

However, Worrell appears best suited to defence, with his very good closing speed and excellent ability to read the ball in flight, take an intercept mark and rebound with his penetrating left foot seen as key strengths.

He is also considered to be strong overhead, a good decision maker and has demonstrated a high work rate through his repeat efforts.

Worrell spent the season working closely with Essendon great Matthew Lloyd at Haileybury College in Melbourne’s southeast.