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Josh Rotham
Rotham
DOB
25/2/98
Height
192cm
Weight
79 kg
Junior club
West Perth/Whitford JFC
Arrived
Pick 37 in the 2016 national draft
Number
35 (2017 - )
Debut
Round 3 2019 vs Collingwood
(246th Eagles player)
Games
4
Goals
0
B&F Top 10
Best Finish
Other clubs
West Perth (WAFL) 2016
East Perth (WAFL) 2017-2018

West Perth defender Josh Rotham was West Coast's second pick in the 2016 national draft.

West Coast careerEdit

Originally from the Whitford juniors, Rotham supported the Eagles growing up and spent time at the club as part of the AIS-AFL academy program. On being drafted he was described as a speedy athletic defender capable of taking a second or third tall forward or potentially moving up the ground onto a wing.

2017 was spent as a development year, with Rotham playing primarily off half-back for East Perth. A hamstring injury interrupted his progress and he finished the year in the reserves. He spent 2018 in the Royals' senior side, often matching up on key forwards, and traveled with the AFL side as an emergency on one occasion.

After two years with the Royals, Rotham made his senior debut against Collingwood early in the 2019 season, replacing an injured Liam Duggan, and acquitted himself well in the meeting between the previous year's grand finalists. He played the following week but was then squeezed out, keeping pressure on the senior backline with strong performances at WAFL level and making two more senior appearances later in the year.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G B K M H D T
2017 0 EP 13 0 0 94 48 77 171 19
2018 0 17 2 1 132 67 60 192 26
2019 4 0 0 34 24 15 49 6 0 WCE 15 0 2 193 76 58 251 27
Tot 4 0 0 34 24 15 49 6 0
Avg 0.0 8.5 6.0 3.8 12.2 1.5 0.0

NewsEdit

30/5/19: Emerging defenders earn contract extensions

ReferencesEdit

https://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/Josh_Rotham.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Rotham

https://www.wafl.com.au/player/joshua-rotham

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