AFL Draft Watch: Isiah Winder (Peel Thunder/Western Australia)

IN the build up to football eventually returning, Draft Central takes a look at some of this year’s brightest names who have already represented their state in some capacity leading into 2020. While plenty can change between now and then, we will provide a bit of an insight into players, how they performed at pre-season testing, and some of our scouting notes on them from last year.

Next under the microscope in our AFL Draft watch is Peel Thunder’s Isiah Winder, an exciting small who has eyes on a WAFL League debut. The Peel prospect shone with four goals throughout the Thunder’s 2019 Colts finals campaign, and has hit the ground running this season in a more advanced role up the field.

Winder has collected 26 and 32 disposals in his two outings to date, while still being able to find the goals. He is a constant threat up forward with his sticky hands, evasion, and goal sense, while also being able to utilise his speed, agility, and smarts to impact through midfield. He looms as a serious bolter for this year’s AFL Draft as he continues to put runs on the board.


Isiah Winder
(Peel Thunder/Western Australia)

DOB: May 16, 2002

Height: 179cm
Weight: 79kg

Position: Small Forward/Midfielder

Strengths: Goal sense, speed, clean hands, x-factor, upside
Improvements: Consistency

2020 WAFL Colts averages: 2 games | 29 disposals | 6 marks | 7 tackles | 2.5 inside 50s | 1 goal


Did not test.

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20m Sprint


2019 WAFL Grand Final vs. Claremont

By: Lenny Fogliani

The bottom-aged prospect showed why he finished in the top 10 of the Jack Clarke Medal with a sizzling performance. He finished with 10 possessions, four marks, two inside 50s and a goal. The highlight of his game came in the second quarter when he stepped his way around an opponent before he snapped through his second goal.

Picture: Aaron Kirby/Coastal Times

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Jackson Callow
Blake Coleman
Braeden Campbell
Alex Davies
Oliver Davis
Errol Gulden

South Australia:
Kaine Baldwin
Bailey Chamberlain
Corey Durdin
Luke Edwards
Lachlan Jones
Tom Powell
Taj Schofield
Riley Thilthorpe

Vic Country:
Sam Berry
Tanner Bruhn
Jack Ginnivan
Elijah Hollands
Zach Reid
Nick Stevens
Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Vic Metro:
Jackson Cardillo
Nikolas Cox
Connor Downie
Eddie Ford
Bailey Laurie
Finlay Macrae
Reef McInnes
Archie Perkins
Will Phillips

Western Australia:
Heath Chapman
Denver Grainger-Barras
Logan McDonald
Nathan O’Driscoll
Brandon Walker
Joel Western