Jay van Berlo
JAY VAN BERLO
Fremantle: 32 AFL games, 10 goals

Jay van Berlo played for the Fremantle Football Club in the AFL. He currently plays for the West Perth Football Club in the WAFL.

He is the younger brother of former Adelaide Crows midfielder Nathan van Berlo.

Originally from the Whitfords Junior Football Club, he made his WAFL league debut for West Perth in mid-2007. He had shoulder surgery prior to the 2008 season, after which he played in every game and was awarded the 2008 Breckler Medal as West Perth’s best and fairest player.

Fremantle then drafted van Berlo in the 2009 Rookie Draft with their fifth selection, number 62 overall.

He made his AFL debut for Fremantle in the Round 17 Western Derby at Subiaco Oval against West Coast, the 11th player to make their debut for Fremantle in 2009 and the 39th player used. Although he has mainly played as a defensive midfielder for West Perth, he played as a forward for Fremantle and kicked two goals, including one in the final minutes of the game which gave Fremantle the lead.

He kicked a career-high 4 goals in Fremantle’s 7-point win over the Western Bulldogs in round 5 of the 2011 season.

At the conclusion of Fremantle’s 2012 season, van Berlo was delisted by Fremantle.

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