Draft Year
2019
Pick Number
14 - Geelong (Rookie Draft)
Sanfl Club
Glenelg
Local Club
North Gambier
Date Of Birth
30/7/98
Position
Medium Forward
Height
181cm
Weight
68kg

After managing 7 League matches in 2018, Close was quick to become a mainstay in Glenelg’s forward 50m arc after featuring in all 21 of the Bays matches en route to earning a Premiership Medal. The 21-year-old from Mount Gambier is a silky-mover who plays an unselfish style of play to feed his team-mates in front of goal. Averaged more than 16 disposals and four tackles across half-forward which ensured he was in contention for SANFL’s Powerade Breakthrough Player of the Year Award.