5. Brayden Monk
Recruited from: Western Jets/ Melton
Local Club: Werribee Districts/WRFL
One of the success stories of 2018, Brayden Monk had a breakout season playing in all 20 matches after featuring in our Development League side for the past three seasons including a Best & Fairest win in 2017. Coming through as a midfielder from the Western Jets, Monk was unable to break into the senior midfield group and went about changing his game as a small running defender over the 2018 pre-season.
His run and carry off the defensive half was a showpiece of his performances in 2018, catching the eyes of AFL recruiters, in particular, his efforts in the second half of the preliminary final against Box Hill. At just 22 years of age, Seagull fans will look to see Monk continue to push his game to another level in 2019.