Sam De Koning is a tall defender, drafted to Geelong with Pick 19 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft. The younger brother of Carlton’s Tom De Koning, Sam is one of 10 children from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
De Koning averaged 5 marks a game for Vic Country during the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, earning All-Australian selection. However the 201cm player is capable of playing forward or in the Ruck. With his agility and skills for his height, he was a very appealing first round selection for the Cats.