Cairn’s product Peter Yagmoor will make his AFL debut in tonight’s blockbuster match against Hawthorn at the MCG
Queensland’s Peter Yagmoor will make his AFL debut when he lines up with Collingwood in tonight’s round 1 game against Hawthorn at the MCG.
As a junior Yagmoor played with Cairns City Cobras, North Cairns Tigers before moving to Brisbane on a Michael Voss/AFL Queensland scholarship and also played Kenmore Bears.
Yagmoor’s journey to the Magpies nest started when, as a Gold Coast Suns priority pick in 2011, he was traded to Collingwood prior to the NAB AFL National Draft.
The 18 year old showed handy form in NAB Cup pre-season matches and will line up on the bench in tonight’s blockbuster match.
A product of the AFL Queensland Talent program, Yagmoor already has a large list of credits to his name including selection in the 2005 U15 Schoolboys, 2007 Indigenous All-Stars, NEAFL club Morningside’s 2011 grand final team and the Australia Post 2011 Queensland U18 Scorpions.
In 2011 he played three top-up games with the Suns Reserves and nine senior games with Morningside, and was a leading contender for the NAB NEAFL Rising Star Award.
Yagmoor joins fellow Queenslanders Dayne Beams, Josh Thomas and Lachlan Keeffe at Collingwood.
A total of 25 Queenslanders have been named in AFL teams for this weekend’s round 1 matches, with Broc Macaulay (Hawthorn) and Ben Hudson (Brisbane Lions) making their debut for new clubs.