In anticipation for the start of the 2018 Tasmanian State League season, we take a look at a player from every club that you should keep your eyes on this year.
Club: Launceston Football Club
One of the breakout performers in 2017, Brodie Palfreyman has emerged as one of the state’s finest midfielders and will no doubt be a player to watch in 2018.
Palfreyman was named in Launceston’s best on 10 occasions last season, underlining his consistency and importance as a member of the Blues’ engine room.
With the ability to break clear from stoppages and create space for attacking forays, Palfreyman is a tough midfielder to contain and with Launceston primed for an even bigger 2018, the talented on-baller will play a critical role.
Palfreyman polled 12 votes in the 2017 Alastair Lynch Medal, the most of any Blues player, and with talented utility Dylan Riley and big forward Mitch Thorp making the move from Devonport to Windsor Park, Palfreyman will be part of a Launceston side that on paper, looks as good as any for a chance at a premiership tilt.
Palfreyman, now a leader at the Blues, is a gun, and if he can somehow take his game to another level in 2018, we are all in for a treat.
The Blues will start 2018 with a challenging test against reigning premiers and arch rival North Launceston on Good Friday at UTAS Stadium.