Gold Coast draftee Jy Farrar has had an interesting path to being on an AFL club's list.
Farrar boarded at Perth's Hale School for five years, and after returning to Halls Creek for a year, wanted to spread his wings and explore how far footy could take him.
So Farrar took a 16-hour bus ride to Darwin, flew to Melbourne and then got the train to Wangaratta to play with the Hawks.
His next move was following his cousin Shane McAdam's earlier footsteps to the Adelaide amateurs league for Scotch Old Collegians, where he then spring-boarded to two senior SANFL games for Adelaide.
"Once the boys (from Halls Creek) started getting picked up, I thought it could be possible and something I could pull off," Farrar said.
Once I won my first B&F in Wangaratta I thought 'I could probably do this', so I started taking it more seriously, trained harder and started eating right."
Farrar says McAdam was a source of inspiration for him.
"We started from the same spot in Halls Creek, doing nothing, and he took off and I thought 'Wow, this is something I can do'," he said.
"He's definitely a role model. He showed me it was possible."