Western Australia draft double for Brayshaw family



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    Andrew Brayshaw has bagged family bragging rights, but faces the intriguing possibility of playing his older brother Hamish in West Australian AFL derbies after they were both drafted.

    Elite midfielder Andrew, 19, was chosen by Fremantle with the No.2 draft pick.

    A couple of hours later, 20-year-old sibling Hamish was picked up by the West Coast Eagles with the 68th of the 78th picks used on Friday night.

    “I couldn’t have planned it better,” said Andrew, who admitted to keeping an ear on the live feed through the evening to see if Hamish also got drafted.

    “I couldn’t believe it when I heard his name called out and I’m so proud of him.

    “He’s done so much work and he definitely deserves it.”

    Andrew admitted their new clubs would potentially make things hard for their parents come western derby time.

    “It will be very tough for mum and dad to watch that,” Andrew said.

    By going second in the draft he pipped bother Angus, who was chosen third by Melbourne in 2014 and dad Mark, who was snapped up by North Melbourne with pick six in 1989.

    “It’s really just a number but it’s a good one to have over them both,” Andrew joked.

    With his parents both having strong WA connections, Andrew had no qualms about playing so far away from home.

    “We’ve got plenty of family friends there as well,so I can’t wait to get over there and say G’day to them all,” he added.

    The Dockers drafted his Vic Metro teammate and fellow midfielder Adam Cerra with pick five.

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    • November 27th 2017 @ 8:46am
      Rob said | November 27th 2017 @ 8:46am | ! Report

      Now watch Freo sook when Brayshaw comes over to Melbourne in 2 years to join his brother in winning flags.

      • November 27th 2017 @ 12:04pm
        johno said | November 27th 2017 @ 12:04pm | ! Report

        Won’t sook too much when we trade him for Hogan

    • November 28th 2017 @ 2:03am
      rusty said | November 28th 2017 @ 2:03am | ! Report

      Lol. Melbourne and freo winning flags. The very idea of it.

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