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Tweeter Realises His Dreams

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:28 AM

Swans District product, Blaine Boekhorst, who quickly earned the name Tweeter due to his post about Carlton Blues FC and their performances during 2014, was snared by Carlton Blues FC in the 1st Round of the AFL National Draft. Boekhorst described his nickname as the ideal way to break the ice with his new coach and teammates. “I think it’s everybody’s dream as a kid to play AFL,” said Boekhorst. Boekhorst, who was a past state volleyball player, scratched the surface on his AFL career playing in the red dust of Port Hedland. In 2014, Boekhorst played 19 out of 20 WAFL matches with Swan Districts FC, averaging more than 20 possessions. Boekhorst’s WAFL performances, which were highlighted by his line breaking capacity, saw the pacy midfielder participate in the State Draft Combine followed by subsequent selection at Pick 19 in the AFL National Draft.

Boekhorst, who describes Carlton Blues FC star Chris Judd as a childhood hero, spoke of Judd’s impact as a mentor to Boekhorst in his debut season. “As a kid I grew up watching Judd dominate that era and to come over and play alongside him is an honour”.  Boekhorst, who made his debut against St Kilda FC during ANZAC Round in New Zealand, gave Carlton Blues FC supporters a glimpse of his potential with 13 disposals in his side’s 40 point win. Boekhorst described Carlton Blues FC’s emphatic win as a great feeling having played a significant part in the Blues engine room during the match at Wellington Stadium. With Boekhorst having proved himself as a star performer in the WAFL with Swan Districts FC, Swans District are looking forward to seeing how Blaine develops as a player in the next phase of his career with Carlton Blues FC.