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    Jarrod Berry with Chris Fagen.

Berry, Tucker among elite

Wimmera football exports Jarrod Berry and Darcy Tucker have been named among the AFL’s elite young players in the AFL Players’ Association’s 22under22 squad.

The squad of 40 recognises the best players leaguewide under the age of 22 at the start of the season each year.

Tucker is in the midst of his best season since being drafted by the Fremantle Dockers in 2015.

While he began his career as a rebounding defender, Tucker has transitioned to a midfield role and has thrived, averaging nearly 20 disposals a game and kicking a career-high 10 goals this season.



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The 22-year-old said last month he was ‘confident’ of signing a contract to extend his time at the Dockers soon.

Berry is also enjoying a breakout year, averaging the same number of disposals as Tucker while adding three-and-a-half tackles and two-and-a-half clearances a game.

Berry’s Lions are in a position to go deep into the finals this season, currently sitting second on the ladder with two rounds of the home and away season left.

The final 22under22 team will be selected from the 40-man squad and announced at the AFL Players’ Association’s MVP presentation night on August 29.

People can vote for Tucker and Berry to be part of the team by visiting website https://secure.22under22.com.au/entry.aspx.

The entire August 14, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!