Neates was drafted in 2010 but a finger injury saw him miss the first 10 weeks of the season and and he finished the season developing his game in the WAFL with Claremont. During this time he averaged 18 disposals and five marks per match from his 11 appearances. He also represented Western Australia at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, averaging 15 disposals per game at the carnival.
Ryan Neates answers the Fast Four
What is the first book you remember reading?
The Diggingest Dog – Al Perkins
Is there a book you think everyone should read and why?
1984 – George Orwell. It’s an amazing projection of how things can go wrong when society is allowed to devalue the individual.
Has there been a character you really liked and why?
Macbeth – Shakespeare. Such a flawed and ultimately tragic character whose misdeeds (literally) haunt him.
Where is your favourite place to read?