Date of Birth: 02/09/1999
Club: Sydney FC
Games (Goals): 0 (0)
Recruited From: 2017 NAB Rookie Draft, from Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
A relatively new comer to AFL, Joel grew up playing Basketball and Soccer before starting to play football in his late teens.
An athletic tall, Joel has tremendous athleticism and showed continual improvement throughout the 2017 season where he split his time between playing for Mentone Grammar and Sandringham Dragons. At the middle stage of the season you could really see Joel's confidence grow as he began to fly for his marks and really take the game on. Fortunately he took this confidence into the last few rounds of the season for Sandringham Dragons when he arguably played his best Football for the season in the TAC Cup Finals, including the Grand Final.
Still with a bit of growing to do, it will be interesting to see what path Joel takes at AFL level and whether that be as a Ruckman that can play forward, or vice versa. With plenty of raw ability, it will be exciting to witness Joel's progress throughout his first AFL season.