Tom Jok

Tuth "Tom" Jok (born 1 January 1997) is a Sudanese born Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).[2] Jok attended Elsternwick Primary School after moving to Australia from Sudan as a young boy before moving to St Kevin’s College. There, he was a star in the 1st XVIII Australian rules football team for a number of years in multiple roles. He continued to play football for St Kevin's Old Boys, winning the VAFA flag whilst also playing for the Collingwood VFL side. Jok trained alongside St Kilda during the off season, winning their 2 km time trial and gaining praise from player Dan Hannebury.

Tom Jok
Personal information
Full name Tuth Jok Jok
Date of birth (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997
Place of birth Nasir, South Sudan[1]
Original team(s) Collingwood VFL, St Kevins College, STKOB
Draft No. 8 in the 2019 Rookie draft
Debut 23 August 2019, Essendon
vs. Collingwood, at MCG
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 46
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
2019 Essendon 1
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Following this, he was selected at pick #8 in the 2019 Rookie draft.[3] He made his senior debut against Collingwood in Round 23 of the 2019 season. [4] Jok was delisted by the Essendon Football Club after only one year, managing to play just the one AFL match.

References

  1. Niall, Jake (22 August 2019), "Selection mayhem for Dons on eve of finals", The Age
  2. Ilanbey, Sumeyya (21 August 2019), "Essendon rookie Tom Jok set for AFL debut on Friday night", The Age
  3. Hope, Shayne (27 November 2018), "Halls Creek prodigy Irving Mosquito abuzz at Essendon", PerthNow
  4. "AFL 2020 pre-season: Essendon delistings, Zac Clarke, Tom Jok, Jake Long, Trent Mynott delisted, Bombers news". Fox Sports. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
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