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Vandenberg claimed at No.2

Aaron Vandenberg has been selected at No.2 in the Rookie Draft Watch potential 2014 draftee Aaron Vandenberg in action

MELBOURNE has claimed Ainslie midfielder Aaron Vandenberg at No.2 in Wednesday’s NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

Vandenberg, who was named in the 2014 NEAFL team of the year, is a ball magnet.

He racked up a whopping 56 disposals in one match for Ainslie against Eastlake this year.

“Aaron’s from Ainslie and is a 22-year-old mature-age player, who has played consistent football in the NEAFL, particularly over the past two seasons,” national recruiting manager Jason Taylor told

“He’s a midfielder originally from Tathra on the south coast of New South Wales.” 

He was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the NEAFL.