Congratulations to Old Boy and former Marist Australian Football Club player Tom Green (2018) who was selected with pick number 10 by the GWS GIANTS in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft. Tom created history by becoming Canberra’s highest ever AFL draft pick. 

Starting at the College in Year 6, Tom immersed himself fully into the life of the College. A gifted sportsman, Tom not only represented the College in Australian Rules Football but also in Basketball, Rugby, Cricket and Rowing. In 2018, Tom was awarded the Br John O’Brien Award for Senior Sportsman of the Year and recognised with Half Colours for Sport.

In addition to his College sporting achievements, Tom enjoyed his service in Marist Youth Ministry and ENGAGE Sports, and participated in the Immersion to Wadeye and the Italian Study Tour in 2017. 

Yet it is Tom’s love of Australian Rules Football that has seen him truly shine on the sporting field. He represented the ACT in both the Under 12s and Under 15s, and was a proud member of the College’s Premiership winning First XVIII Australian Rules Football Team in 2017. Tom was a member of the GIANTS Academy program for a number of years.  

During 2019, Tom worked with the College’s Under 15 players as a runner for the team as well as with the coaches during training. His ability to give back to the Marist Australian Football Club (MAFC) while juggling commitments to university studies and with the GIANTS Academy was greatly appreciated.

Tom was a guest speaker at the MAFC presentation night in 2019, and it was here that he expressed gratitude and appreciation of the Club and those that had supported him in developing his game. Tom is humble yet competitive and it is these qualities that make him an asset to the game and highly regarded at MAFC. We wish him well in the future.