Oh brother, that was too exciting
HAMISH Brayshaw has backed his brother Andrew to handle the pressure of being the No. 2 draft pick at Fremantle and says he is joining West Coast on a level playing field despite being their final selection in the national draft.
It is yet to be decided whether the Brayshaw brothers will live together next year after they both ended up in Perth, but Hamish said it was still a possibility. Andrew is living with Dockers skipper Nat Fyfe until Christmas and will decide after that.
“My host mum is a mad Fremantle supporter so she is happy to have him,” Hamish said.
“If he does live with me it would be great, but if not we’ve got our same off days and I’ve got a car.”
Hamish said he was looking forward to experiencing the sort of rivalry that comes with playing in a two-team town.
“I was a North Melbourne supporter so North Melbourne v Essendon was pretty big, but nothing like this,” he said.
Hamish said he had focused on staying healthy and playing consecutive games this year after being overlooked in the 2016 draft.
The 19-year-old said it was overwhelming when he was finally taken with selection 68 having watched Andrew go so early.