Geraldton teen footballer Judd McVee in top form

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
Rovers’ Judd McVee, left, reaches for the sky in the hope of knocking the ball towards his team mates.
Camera IconRovers’ Judd McVee, left, reaches for the sky in the hope of knocking the ball towards his team mates. Credit: Arctic Moon Photography

Judd McVee is only 15, but he has already positioned himself as an up-and-coming football player to keep an eye on.

On July 20 McVee made his Great Northern Football League debut with Rovers, fearlessly going up against men more than twice his age — and size.

McVee was also selected for the 2019 AFL Under 16 All Australian team after a stellar performance for Western Australia in the National Championships.

Demons coach Ian Comben said he was proud of McVee’s local and national efforts.

“His performance was exceptional,” Comben said.

“He kicked four goals (for Rovers), had plenty of the ball and he used it.

“I think he’s going to have a promising career.”

Aussie Rules Draft Central listed McVee as one of the top performers from the national championships for his outstanding role in the first half of WA’s round three loss to Vic Metro.

McVee finished the tournament with 16 disposals, seven clearances and two goals.

The teen, who celebrates his 16th birthday in August, will be included in the NAB AFL Academy’s 23rd intake.

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