Star on the rise: Northam footy product rockets into top-10 draft pick contention

A blistering campaign at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships has seen Northam footy product Deven Robertson's draft stock skyrocket in recent weeks.

The star midfielder is now in contention to be taken as a top-10 pick when the AFL draft is held in November, after taking out the Larke Medal as the carnival's best player while captaining Western Australia to their first victory in a decade.

His performances across the four games were outstanding, as he averaged a staggering 30 disposals and was among WA's best players in each contest.

In the final against Vic Metro he amassed 28 disposals, six clearances and eight tackles in an inspiring effort, which was phenomenally his lowest numbers of the campaign as he broke into 30 disposals in each of the remaining games.

Since finishing the national championships in style, Robertson has found himself garnering plenty of attention from recruiters and draft gurus.

Cal Twomey of has the Perth midfielder ranked as the 14th best player available in the draft in his latest Phantom Form Guide, a position that could improve with Robertson eyeing his first taste of league level football once he makes his WAFL return from injury.

Robertson grew up in Northam playing his junior footy with Saints, before moving to Perth to attend boarding school.