Ballarat’s AFL players of 2017

DOWN AND OUT: Jordan Roughead is consoled by Tom Boyd after sustaining a hamstring injury in a pre-season match against Melbourne. Picture: Getty Images

DOWN AND OUT: Jordan Roughead is consoled by Tom Boyd after sustaining a hamstring injury in a pre-season match against Melbourne. Picture: Getty Images

Western Bulldogs premiership ruckman Jordan Roughead will be a notable absentee as a new AFL season kicks off.

Roughead is recovering from hamstring surgery.

He is among a handful of North Ballarat Rebels graduates still playing in the AFL who have a premiership to their name, with the list also featuring Liam Picken, James Frawley and Nathan Brown.

Here are Rebels, North Ballarat Roosters and and other Ballarat regional graduates in the AFL this year:

BRAD CROUCH, 23

Adelaide

Home club: Beaufort

Drafted from: North Ballarat Rebels

AFL debut: 2013

AFL games: 41

KYLE CHENEY, 27 

Adelaide

Home club: Warrack Eagles

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by Melbourne

Other clubs: Hawthorn

AFL debut: 2009

AFL games: 77

MATT CROUCH, 21

Adelaide

Home club: Beaufort

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2014

AFL games: 47

HUGH McCLUGGAGE, 19

Brisbane Lions

Home club: South Warrnambool

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

JARROD BERRY, 19

Brisbane Lions

Home club: Horsham Saints

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

CEDRIC COX, 19

Brisbane Lions

Home club: Camperdown/WA

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

MICHAEL CLOSE, 22

Brisbane Lions

Home club: Harrow

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2014

AFL games: 17

TOM WILLIAMSON, 18

Carlton

Home club: Ararat Rats

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

MARTIN GLEESON, 22

Essendon

Home club: Koroit

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2014

AFL games: 51

MATT DEA, 25

Essendon

Home club: Mildura

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2010

Drafted by Richmond

AFL games: 52

NICK SUBAN, 26

Fremantle

Home club: Bacchus Marsh

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2009

AFL games: 144

DARCY TUCKER, 20

Fremantle

Home club: Horsham Saints

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2016

AFL games: 12

JOSH COWAN, 26

Geelong

Home club: Daylesford

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2011

AFL games: 14

JAMAINE JONES, 18

Geelong

Home club: Heywood

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

CAM GUTHRIE, 24

Geelong

Home club: Sunbury

Drafted from: Calder Cannons

AFL debut: 2011

AFL games: 108

ZACH GUTHRIE, 18

Geelong

Home club: Sunbury

Drafted from: Calder Cannons

AFL games: 0

MATT ROSA, 30

Gold Coast Suns

Home club: Warrack Eagles

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by West Coast Eagles

AFL debut: 2005

AFL games: 183

JACOB HOPPER, 20

GWS Giants

Home club: Leeton-Whitton

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2016

AFL games: 10

JEREMY CAMERON, 23

GWS Giants

Home club: Dartmoor

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2012

AFL games: 93

TOM DOWNIE, 23

GWS Giants

Home club: Benalla

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2013

AFL games: 9

JAMES FRAWLEY, 29

Hawthorn

Home club: East Point

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by Melbourne

AFL debut: 2007

AFL games: 179

ISAAC SMITH, 28

Hawthorn

Home club: Wagga Tigers

Drafted from:  Roosters

AFL debut: 2011

AFL games: 135

RICKY HENDERSON, 28

Hawthorn

Home club: Trentham

Drafted from: Trentham

Drafted by Adelaide

AFL debut: 2010

AFL games: 90

DALLAS WILLSMORE, 21

Home club: Walpeup-Underbool 

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL games: 0

TOM McDONALD, 24

Melbourne

Home club: Edenhope-Apsley

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2011

AFL games: 104

OSCAR McDONALD, 21

Melbourne

Home club: Edenhope-Apsley

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2015

AFL games: 17

JAKE NEADE, 22

Port Adelaide

Home club: Northern Territory

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2013

AFL games: 51

WILLEM DREW, 18

Port Adelaide

Home club: Koroit

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL games: 0

JESSE PALMER, 20

Port Adelaide

Home club: St Patrick's College

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2016

AFL games: 3

SHAUN GRIGG, 29

Richmond

Home club: Redan

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by Carlton

AFL debut: 2007

AFL games: 167

DAVID ASTBURY, 26

Richmond

Home club: Tatyoon

Drafted from:  Rebels

AFL debut: 2010

AFL games: 60

DANIEL RIOLI, 19

Richmond

Home club: Northern Territory

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2016

AFL games: 18

DAN BUTLER, 20

Richmond

Home club: Lake Wendouree

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL games: 0

SEBASTIAN ROSS, 23

St Kilda

Home club: Horsham Demons

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2012

AFL games: 59

NATHAN BROWN. 29

St Kilda

Home club: Ballarat Swans

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by Collingwood

AFL debut: 2008

AFL games: 130

ROWAN MARSHALL, 21

St Kilda

Home club: Sebastopol

Drafted from: NB Roosters

AFL games: 0

DEAN TOWERS, 26

Sydney Swans

Home club: Colac

Drafted from: Roosters

AFL debut: 2014

AFL games: 30

JAKE LLOYD, 23

Sydney Swans

Home club: Horsham Demons

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2014

AFL games: 69

DREW PETRIE, 34

West Coast Eagles

Home club: Ballarat Swans

Drafted from: Rebels

Drafted by North Melbourne

AFL debut: 2001

AFL games: 316

LIAM DUGGAN, 20

West Coast Eagles

Home club: Bacchus Marsh

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2015

AFL games: 26

JORDAN ROUGHEAD, 26

Western Bulldogs

Home club: Lake Wendouree

Drafted from: Rebels

AFL debut: 2010

AFL games: 113

LIAM PICKEN, 30

Western Bulldogs

Home club: Hamilton

Drafted from: Rebels/Williamstown

AFL debut: 2009

AFL games: 176