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Playing for Melbourne would be a “dream” for father-son prospect


Draft prospect Taj Woewodin says it would be a “dream” to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for reigning premiers Melbourne.

Woewodin, the of son ex-Demons star and 2000 Brownlow Medallist Shane, is eligible to join Melbourne as a father-son selection in November’s National Draft.

The 18-year-old skippered East Fremantle in the WAFL Colts this season, averaging 22.7 disposals, 5.1 marks and 4.5 tackles per match.

Woewodin, who has spoken to the Demons throughout the year, is happy to go to any of the 18 AFL clubs.

“I’ve talked to a few clubs,” Woewodin told SEN WA’s Gilly and Goss.

“I’ve talked to Melbourne a few times throughout the year. It would be a dream to play where dad played.

“But at the end of the day, wherever I go if I do go, I’ll take the opportunity.”

Taj’s father Shane played 138 of his 200 games at Melbourne, winning a best and fairest award in the same year he won the Brownlow.

The WA youngster was asked how his dad is coping with the added attention on the Woewodin name.

“He (Shane) is a bit edgy,” Woewodin said.

“He’s a nervous Nellie so half the time he’s more nervous than me.”

Woewodin topped the 20m sprint at the recent draft combine, running a time of 2.89 seconds.


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