By ZAC MILBANK
Two SANFL players have been selected in the 2023 AFL Mid-Season Draft, with Glenelg’s Matt Coulthard and Eagle Mitch Hardie getting their chance at elite level.
Coulthard, who was playing just his third Hostplus SANFL League game on Saturday, had his name called first by Richmond at pick No.4.
Electric small forward Coulthard needed to play his third League match against the Bulldogs to qualify for selection and the 22-year-old certainly didn’t disappoint.
Measuring in at just 176cm and 69kg, Coulthard booted a match-defining four goals in the challenging conditions at X Convenience Oval.
It marks a stunning, sudden rise for the First Nations goalsneak, who only played six games for Port Noarlunga last year and five Reserves games for South Adelaide in 2021.
SANFL clubs are provided with $10,000 compensation for each player selected.
Matt Coulthard was thrilled to find out he was heading to Richmond LIVE on the new GFC scoreboard mid training session. Heartwarming scenes unfolded as the entire playing group swamped Coulthard following the announcement.
Thank you to Aria Digital Screens, AV Style and City of Holdfast Bay council for making this experience possible.