Johannisen from Jo'burg

Tuesday, July 24 2012 @ 08:42 pm ACST

Contributed by: Troy Thompson

The Western Bulldogs today confirmed exciting rookie defender Jason Johannisen has been elevated to the Club’s primary list, replacing James Mulligan who was placed on the long term injury list a fortnight ago.
Johannisen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and according to the AFL his father was born in South Africa and his mother in Zambia. He moved from South Africa to Perth when he was eight years old.
Johannisen, a second year rookie, has been in terrific form at Williamstown this season and is in the mix to make his senior debut in the coming weeks.

The 19-year-old was recruited from East Fremantle with selection 39 in the 2010 Rookie Draft.


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