Midfielder Charlie Constable was one of the clear standouts for the Sandringham Dragons in their win over the Bendigo Pioneers on Saturday, earning him AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Round.
Constable had an equal match-high 29 disposals spending most of the game in the midfield, dominating from the first ball-up.
The 190cm midfielder was everywhere in the opening 10 minutes, with multiple clearances in quick succession in the contest with 12 of his disposals coming in the first quarter.
He registered a game-high 11 clearances, equalling Oakleigh Chargers midfielder Jack Higgins for the round, who also had 11 in their big win over GWV Rebels. Constable also took seven marks and 14 of his possessions were in contested situations.
Constable booted three goals for the day, including slotting a set shot in the final quarter to put their result beyond doubt. Whilst he wasn’t as clean as he showed in the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships for Vic Metro, he was the star on the ground and has had a great year at all levels.
The All-Australian half back was one of Vic Metro’s best in the carnival and despite missing out on selection in their first game, managed to average 26 disposals, five marks and three tackles. Constable announced himself as a genuine top 10 draftee with 31 disposals, six marks and six inside 50s in the ‘Vic derby’ playing in the midfield and across half forward.
He becomes the third Sandringham Dragons player to win the award.
AFL Draft Central’s TAC Cup Player of the Round:
Round One: Max King (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Two: Lachlan Fogarty (Western Jets)
Round Three: Will Stephenson (Gippsland Power)
Round Four: Aaron Trusler (Sandringham Dragons)
Round Five: Jordan Johnston (Greater Western Victoria Rebels)
Round Six: Sam Hayes (Eastern Ranges)
Round Seven: Thomas North (Eastern Ranges)
Round Eight: Harry Benson (Geelong Falcons)
Round Nine: Callum Porter (Gippsland Power)
Round Ten: Xavier O’Halloran (Western Jets)
Round Eleven: Toby Wooller (Oakleigh Chargers)
Round Twelve: Jackson Ross (Eastern Ranges)
Round Thirteen: Charlie Constable (Sandringham Dragons)