Turner is still as secondary school completing his VCE studies, but will make his AFL debut this weekend.
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The AFL’s youngest player, Kayne Turner, will make his debut for North Melbourne against Greater Western Sydney in Canberra on Saturday.
Turner does not turn 19 until New Year’s Eve and weighed a measly 67kg when he was drafted from the Murray Bushrangers at pick 25 in last year’s Rookie Draft.
Despite his slight frame, the youngster is known for his attack on the football and has looked at home in the VFL this season with Werribee.
Part of that may have to do with the fact he has put on 8kg since joining the Kangaroos, but he has certainly earned his place in the senior squad.
Of the 12 VFL matches he has played this season, Turner was named in the best six for five of them.
Turner is two days younger than the AFL’s next youngest players, Port Adelaide’s Sam Russell and Sydney Swan George Hewett.
The 18-year-old is still completing his VCE at Maribyrnong Secondary College, but he’ll have to put his homework on hold as he faces a stern test against the Giants.