Geelong picks Cameron Taheny

Cameron Taheny after winning the 2019 SANFL reserves grand final. Photo: Hannah Rex.

Cameron Taheny after winning the 2019 SANFL reserves grand final. Photo: Hannah Rex.

Cleve footballer Cameron Taheny is officially an AFL player after being selected by Geelong at the 2019 National Draft on Thursday evening.

The Cats took Taheny with pick 50 in the third round of the draft, trading picks with Essendon to make the selection.

Raised in Cleve playing for the Eastern Ranges, Taheny has spent the final years of his schooling boarding at Rostrevor College in Adelaide while developing his football with the Norwood Football Club.

The 185 centimetre forward made his SANFL debut this year, playing seven senior games for the side.

He also represented South Australia in the National Under 18 Championships and was one of twelve South Australians invited to the national draft combine.

He finished his 2019 season on a high, kicking four goals in the SANFL reserves grand final to help Norwood to a premiership.