Joel Amartey

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.

Joel made an impressive start to his career at the Swans in 2018. Whilst he wasn’t able to make his debut, the club was excited by his development in the NEAFL resulting in him pushing for senior selection at multiple times across the season.