Draftee Josh Worrell arrived in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon, carrying the tag of one of the most versatile players in the 2019 AFL Draft.
Here are 10 things you may not have known about the Crows’ pick No.28:
1. Josh and Adelaide’s No.6 pick Fischer McAsey have played a lot of junior football together. The pair have been teammates since under 12s at East Brighton, Sandringham Dragons, Vic Metro and now will both pull on the tricolours together at West Lakes.
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2. He is currently living at Brodie Smith’s house and enjoyed a home cooked steak at Smith’s parents’ house after his arrival to Adelaide on Sunday.
3. Josh attended high school at Haileybury College in Melbourne, the same school Crows forward Tom Lynch graduated from in 2008. Lynch called Worrell after he was picked and said “it was about time they drafted another Haileybury boy”.
4. He was an Essendon supporter growing up and was coached by Bombers great James Hird in Prahran’s Division 1 Under 14 side in 2015.
5. He also received tutelage as a key defender from another Essendon champion at Haileybury College, with legendary full forward Matthew Lloyd giving him plenty of advice.
6. Now in Adelaide, he is hoping to learn from Crows forward Taylor Walker, his professionalism and “how he goes about it“.
7. He enjoys surfing and is definitely leaning towards living near Adelaide’s beaches once he moves out of Smith’s house.
8. He currently drives a Honda Jazz and is bringing it to Adelaide after Christmas - if he hasn’t converted to a Toyota man before then, that is.
9. He is one of four boys in his family. He has one younger brother in his teens, while his older brothers, Dan and Sam, are in their 30s.
10. He was born in England and moved to Australia when he was just nine months old.