CHARACTER was the common theme for the Saints recruiters at the 2012 NAB AFL Draft.
While each of the Saints’ five recruits bring a combination of aggression, skill, pace and endurance the one common trait among the four is that they are good people according to Saints Recruiting Manager Tony Elshaug.
“We’re pleased we’re bringing through the right type of footballers with the right attributes and good strong people with good character,” Elshaug told saints.com.au after the draft.
“That weighs heavily on our selections to sit down and find out what we can about them and make informed decisions, and be considered with it all.”
The Saints drafted midfielder/defender Nathan Wright, tall forward Spencer White, midfielder Brodie Murdoch, mid-sized forward/midfielder Josh Saunders, ruckman Lewis Pierce and used pick 90 to elevate Sam Dunell from the rookie list.
It continued a busy off-season for the Saints who also recruited three players at the recent trade period.
“They all bring something different to the table and they’re all good young people so we are really pleased to get them to the club. We also remind ourselves that Tom Lee, Tom Hickey and Trent Dennis-Lane have all come through the door,” Elshaug said.
“There are a lot of new players coming through and with Sam Dunell coming through we are really pleased to have these boys."