1997 AFL Rookie Draft

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Pick # Club Detail Player Age Height Weight Original Club Games Goals Votes Awards
1 Melbourne Luke Williams 18yr 185cm 82kg Oakleigh U18 51 10 0
2 Hawthorn Stephen Jurica 21yr 194cm 104kg South Fremantle 0 0 0
3 Essendon Dean Rioli 19yr 180cm 99kg South Fremantle 100 91 14
4 Richmond Chris Bossong 19yr St Kevin's Old Boys 0 0 0
5 Fremantle Brad Dodd 20yr 186cm 84kg East Fremantle 50 24 2
6 Carlton Simon Fletcher 19yr 188cm 86kg Grovedale/​Geelong U18 90 (84) 30 2
7 Collingwood George Bakoulas 18yr Calder U18 0 0 0
8 Port Adelaide Barnaby French 22yr 200cm 102kg Pembroke School/​Ironbank-Cherry Gardens 133 (62) 40 3
10 Sydney Mark Brown 20yr Numurkah 0 0 0
11 West Coast Conrad Chambers 18yr East Fremantle 0 0 0
12 Geelong Paul Lindsay 21yr 198cm 100kg East Fremantle 2 0 0
13 North Melbourne David Round 19yr 192cm 90kg Strathmore/​Calder U18 0 0 0
14 Western Bulldogs Lincoln Reynolds 20yr Geelong U18 0 0 0
15 St Kilda Lachlan Brown 21yr St Kilda Reserves 0 0 0
17 Melbourne Jamie Cann 18yr Craigieburn/​Assumption College/​Calder U18 0 0 0
18 Hawthorn Glen Bowyer 18yr 181cm 82kg Wodonga FC/​Murray U18 55 (35) 14 2
19 Essendon Winis Imbi 18yr Papua New Guinea/​North Ballarat U18 0 0 0
20 Richmond Greg Tivendale 18yr 185cm 86kg Gippsland U18 188 125 26
21 Fremantle Paul Maher 21yr 190cm 97kg Trinity College (WA)/​Perth 5 5 0
22 Carlton Damian Lang 21yr 191cm 78kg Leeton 3 1 0
23 Collingwood Mark Matthews 20yr Box Hill 0 0 0
24 Port Adelaide Antony Sheehan 18yr Port Adelaide (SANFL) 0 0 0
26 Sydney Brad McMahon 20yr Southport 0 0 0
27 West Coast Chad Fletcher 18yr 179cm 83kg Subiaco 179 74 38 AA: 2004; Prem: 2006
28 Geelong Chris Hemley 20yr 192cm 93kg Bell Post Hill/​Geelong U18 0 0 0
29 North Melbourne Craig Folino 18yr Eastern U18 0 0 0
30 Western Bulldogs Shaun Tinsley 20yr Port Melbourne 0 0 0
32 Adelaide Tim Davis 20yr North Adelaide 0 0 0
33 Melbourne Ben Beams 19yr 183cm 76kg Glenorchy/​Tasmania U18 23 17 0
35 Essendon Robert Di Rosa 20yr 178cm 78kg Western U18/​Werribee 0 0 0
36 Richmond Ben Hollands 19yr 177cm 75kg North Albury 8 5 0
37 Fremantle Cameron Jackson 22yr Basketball 0 0 0
38 Carlton Scott Freeborn 19yr 183cm 90kg Woodville-West Torrens 48 17 0
39 Collingwood Tarkyn Lockyer 18yr 178cm 78kg East Fremantle 227 149 20
42 Sydney Jason McPherson 22yr 180cm 80kg Ganmain 0 0 0
43 West Coast Laurie Bellotti 21yr 194cm 91kg Claremont 24 2 0
44 Geelong Shaun Baxter 20yr 188cm 90kg Bannockburn/​Geelong U18 0 0 0
48 Adelaide Sudjai Cook 21yr 176cm 79kg Norwood 7 2 0
49 Melbourne Peter Walsh 21yr 180cm 82kg Kyneton/​St Patrick's College/​North Ballarat U18/​West Adelaide 139 (104) 37 18
51 Essendon Lachlan Oakley 22yr Sandringham 0 0 0
53 Fremantle John Neesham 18yr East Fremantle 0 0 0
54 Carlton Shane Flynn 20yr Boronia/​Eastern U18 0 0 0
55 Collingwood Adam Collings 18yr Eastern U18 0 0 0
59 West Coast Heath Younie 18yr 176cm 74kg Wodonga FC/​Murray U18 0 0 0
64 Adelaide Steven Hall 22yr West Torrens 0 0 0
70 Carlton Cameron Blight 18yr Tasmania U18 0 0 0
71 Collingwood Frankie Dimattina 19yr Oakleigh U18 0 0 0
74 Sydney James Byrne 19yr 183cm 84kg Assumption College/​Calder U18 24 (0) 4 0 Liston: 2007
86 Carlton Clint Evans 18yr Dandenong U18 0 0 0
89 Brisbane Tate Day 19yr 193cm 91kg Coolangatta Tweed Heads/​Southport 0 0 0
90 Sydney Mark Livy 18yr NSW-ACT U18 0 0 0