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Tony Olango
Olangoall
DOB
2/9/98
Height
201cm
Weight
81kg
Junior club
NT Thunder/St Mary's
Arrived
Pick 27 in the 2018 rookie draft
Number
Debut
Yet to debut
Other clubs
NT Thunder (NEAFL) 2017
East Perth (WAFL) 2018-

Athletic Sudanese-born ruckman Tony Olango was West Coast's second pick in the 2018 rookie draft.

West Coast careerEdit

Likened to Nic Naitanui, Olango was originally a soccer prodigy who trialled with Glasgow Rangers before turning to Australian Rules football and starring for the NT Thunder in the NEAFL.[1] Signed by Hawthorn as part of their Northern Territory academy, Olango played one reserves match for the Hawks' VFL affiliate Box Hill but was overlooked by Hawthorn in the rookie draft and West Coast pounced.

Olango had a subdued start to his AFL career, spending time in East Perth's reserves side. He was called up to the senior side twice, but suffered hamstring injuries both times. His rookie season was further impeded by the revelation that he was facing assault charges in Darwin from an incident that occurred the night before he was drafted.[2]

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2018 0 EP 2 1 0 4 0 7 11 7

ReferencesEdit

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/7539

  1. Jordan McArdle, The West Australian (29 November 2017), "AFL rookie draft: New West Coast rookie Tony Olango excited to learn off Nic Naitanui": https://thewest.com.au/sport/west-coast-eagles/afl-rookie-draft-new-west-coast-rookie-tony-olango-excited-to-learn-off-nic-naitanui-ng-b88673317z
  2. Roger Vaughan, The Age (9 August 2018), "Eagles' AFL recruit faces assault charges": https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/eagles-afl-recruit-faces-assault-charges-20180809-p4zwd1.html