Daniel Merrett

In ASC Heroes by Ascha Boag

Daniel Merrett is one of the AFL’s premier defenders. Merrett grew up as a talented Rugby Union player on the Gold Coast, before being identified as a potential AFL Footballer. He was quickly identified as a player of promise, and was fast-tracked into the AFLQ’s Talent Search program and represented Queensland in the U18 National Championships in 2002. The Lions saw great potential in Merrett and selected him with their second round selection (Pick No.30 overall) in the 2002 AFL National Draft.

Since his debut in 2005, Merrett has played in over 150 games, and has established himself as one of the game’s elite defenders, with his trade mark spoils and ability for long handballs. In 2007, he led the entire league in spoils. He has also spent some time up forward, booting 57 goals throughout his career.

We are very excited to have Daniel coming to our AFL Camp at Churchie this autumn, come and join us and to learn what it takes to play AFL at the highest level.

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