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Pick 3: Paddy Dow

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Paddy Dow will be bound by blue in 2018, after the Blues selected the pacy midfielder with pick 3 in the 2017 NAB AFL National Draft.

Named in the U18 All Australian team this year, the Bendigo Pioneers product was a consistent performer in every match and competition he played this year – including the AFL Academy’s game against the Northern Blues. 

Not only can the 18-year-old burst through the midfield and create separation on his opponent, but Dow can also drift forward and be a threat around the goals. This talent was on display when he laced up his boots for Geelong Grammar, kicking seven majors in a single game. 

Unfortunately, his year was cut short by a shoulder injury, but not before showcasing his ability on the field. 

Carlton’s GM of List Management and Strategy Stephen Silvagni believes Dow will be an asset to the Blues midfield. 

“Paddy is explosive out of stoppages, so we’re really excited by what he can bring to our midfield,” Silvagni said. 

“He was a consistent performer throughout the year, and he has also got a great character, so he’ll fit in well at Carlton.”

Welcome, Paddy!

DOB: 16.10.1999

Position: Midfielder

Height: 184cm

Weight: 78kg

Club: Bendigo Pioneers/Vic Country

He said it:

“Anything can happen on draft night. I transferred from Swan Hill to Geelong Grammar so I guess I’ll be fine. It’s always a bit awkward and intimidating at the start (beginning somewhere new), but after a few weeks I’ll be fine.” 

– Paddy Dow was featured in the AFL’s ‘Tomorrow’s Heroes’ series leading into the draft.