Claremont's Sandover medallist Kane Mitchell's AFL dream has finally come true.
Claremont's Kane Mitchell has become the fourth Sandover Medallist in seven years to be drafted into the AFL.
Mitchell was picked up in the draft by Port Adelaide on Tuesday – and he couldn't be more thrilled to be heading to the South Australian club in 2013.
"Excitement doesn't describe how I'm feeling," Mitchell told Channel Ten.
"I'm over the moon.
"Hopefully my feet never touch the ground again."
The 22-year-old is set to pack his bags and join Port Adelaide for the pre-season training next month.
Mitchell was awarded the WA Football League's highest accolade this year when he was named the 2012 Sandover Medallist.
It capped off a stellar year for the Claremont midfielder, after winning the grand final in a toughly fought match against East Fremantle in September in which Mitchell had 24 disposals and three goals.
"I just pushed myself to the absolute limit that I could and if that was playing 350 games at Claremont or managing to get onto an AFL list like I have then that's what it was going to be," he said.
"But now I've got my opportunity and I'm going to work just as hard, if not harder, now that I'm there."
Port named Mitchell as pick number five in round one of the rookie draft on Tuesday.
Fellow WAFL player Callum Sinclair will also be joining the ranks of the AFL with the West Coast Eagles after he was selected in the rookie draft.
Sinclair told Channel Ten the selection took him by surprise.
"To be honest I wasn't expecting much today," he said.
"I just got a phone call telling me I was selected, and I just couldn't be happier."