Zane Duursma is a Roo after North Melbourne selected the Gippsland Power forward with pick No.4 in the 2023 AFL Draft.
The Kangaroos held pick No.3 at the start of the draft's opening night, and had their bid for Suns Academy product Jed Walter matched by Gold Coast, allowing them to target Duursma with pick No.4 instead.
A reliable goalkicker and strong mark inside 50, Duursma poses a threat both in the air and on the ground with his 189cm frame and all-round athleticism.
The 18-year-old booted more than 30 goals in each of his past two seasons with the Power in the Coates Talent League, as well as nine goals from six games for Vic Country across 2022 and 2023.
This included four goals and 15 score involvements from 22 disposals and 10 marks to steer Vic Country to a win over arch-rivals Vic Metro in the final game of the U18 national championships at IKON Park in July.
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Duursma rounded out his top-age year by claiming the Power’s best and fairest, as well as All-Australian and Coates Talent League Team of the Year honours.
He also impressed on the floorboards at the National Draft Combine in October, posting a second-best running vertical leap of 97cm.
He becomes the third Duursma sibling to enter the AFL/W, following in the footsteps of brother Xavier (now at Essendon) and sister Yasmin (Port Adelaide).
"I'm really excited and stoked to be (at the club)," Duursma said on Monday night.
"The future's really bright at North Melbourne so looking forward to being part of that."
Shinboner No.906 Michael Firrito presented Duursma with his first Kangaroos guernsey on-stage at Marvel Stadium.