Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell has congratulated Framlingham’s Jamarra Ugle-Hagen on being selected by the Western Bulldogs with the Number One draft pick in the AFL National Draft.
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday morning, Ms Britnell said she was incredibly proud of Jamarra who became the first indigenous player since 1998 to be taken with the number one pick.
“I’ve known Jamarra since he was a baby from my time working at Kirrae Health Service at Framlingham, where I worked with his mum Alice Ugle and late grandmother Violet Clark,” she said.
“Since then I have watched him grow up to become a fine young man and am so proud that all his hard work has paid off and he is now living his dreams.
“Jamarra’s comments in the media about wanting to be a role model for other young multicultural children and reflects the values that have been instilled in him by his beautiful family.
“I am sad that Violet is no longer with us to see her boy succeed like this – I know she would be incredibly proud of him.”
“Congratulations also to his mum Alice, dad Aaron and his entire family who have helped Jamarra on this path, I know they will be all so proud and excited for what the future holds for him.”