AFL 2021 Draft Class

The strength of the McDonald's Ballarat FNL was on full display at the 2021 NAB AFL Draft, with local talent heading to Richmond, Essendon and North Melbourne.

With five players being drafted - yes, we are clear and proud to claim you too, Paul Curtis - two in the first round, the league congratulates the players, their families and home clubs for the many hours and years of hard work to reach this point. 

BFNL talent drafted and likely to have a long and successful career at the highest level were:

 Pick #9

  • Josh Gibcus (East Point FNC)  -  drafted to Richmond FC

Pick #20

  • Kai Lohmann (Lake Wendouree FNC)  -  drafted to Brisbane Lions FC

Pick #22

  • Josh Goater (Sunbury FNC)  -  drafted to North Melbourne FC

Pick #23

  • Sam Butler (Lake Wendouree FNC)  -  drafted to Hawthorn FC

Pick #35

  • Paul Curtis (Melton South FNC) - drafted to North Melbourne FC

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