Versatile draftee selected with pick eight in the 2018 NAB AFL Rookie Draft as an exciting and raw prospect.
Jok hasn’t taken the conventional route into the AFL having been overlooked in multiple drafts before working his way into the system through the Victorian Amateur Football Association with a successful stint at St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club and then impressing late in 2018 for Collingwood’s VFL side.
Jok can be utilised anywhere on the ground, using his height and athleticism to great effect from half-forward, half-back, the wing and even in the ruck.
An elite runner with attacking instincts, expect to see plenty of Jok taking the game on and lighting up the ground with exciting runs and spectacular marks wherever he plays in 2019.
- Birthdate January 1, 1997
- ClubEssendon FC
Tom Jok grew up as an Essendon supporter after being inspired by his favourite player David Zaharakis’ memorable match-winning goal on ANZAC Day in 2009, and he told media on his first day that he was thrilled to join the club. “I’m pretty ecstatic, I’m an Essendon supporter so this is the best thing that…