Jong elevated to primary list

Thursday, August 09 2012 @ 12:45 am ACST

Contributed by: Troy Thompson

The Western Bulldogs today confirmed exciting utility, Lin Jong has been elevated to the Club’s primary list, replacing Daniel Cross who has been placed on the long term injury list.

Jong has been in terrific form at Williamstown this season and is in the mix to make his senior debut in the coming weeks.  His parents are from East Timor and Taiwan.

Accomplished both as an inside ball winner and an outside runner, Jong’s rise up the ranks has been swifter than most.

The 19-year-old progressed from school football to TAC Cup and then on an AFL List in only four seasons and now finds himself on the verge of a senior game.

Development Coach, Peter German was full of praise for the quick learning Rookie.

“Lin is a great competitor and a terrific young person who works extremely hard at his craft,” German said.

“He can play in a variety of positions and has been a consistent performer in the VFL this season.”

The 19-year-old was recruited from Oakleigh Chargers with selection 9 in the 2011 Rookie Draft.

 

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