Blake Coleman is a Lion

The Brisbane Lions have added to the history of brothers to play at the Club by selecting Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product Blake Coleman in the 2020 NAB AFL National Draft.

The younger brother of Keidean was taken with pick 24 in tonight’s draft after the Lions matched Collingwood’s bid for him.

The Colemans join Jarrod and Thomas Berry as current siblings on the Lions list and follow a long list of names such as Voss, Scott, Beams and Bradshaw to play together at the Club.

The 18-year-old was prominent for the Lions Academy in five games as an under-ager in the 2019 NAB League with his best performance a four-goal effort against the Eastern Ranges.

He has elite level speed and goal sense and is deadly overhead which he proved with devastating effect when he took the mark of the day in a starring two goal performance in Morningside’s QAFL Grand Final triumph.

National Recruiting Manager Stephen Conole said the Lions were excited to add a player with Coleman’s attributes to the list.

“Blake plays with power and presence around the contest, is a clean ball handler and kicks the footy with penetration,’’ he said.

“He played mainly as a small forward this year but has had some impactful minutes through the Centre Square, and we see this as a role he can play longer minutes in as his development continues.

“We are very excited to have the Coleman brothers together at the Lions.’’

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