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WA teen forward in frame for Freo
Mason Shaw. Pic: Ben Crabtree/WA News

The teenage key forward who is considered a likely target for Fremantle at this year's national draft says he is honoured to even have his name spoken about in relation to the club.

South Fremantle full-forward Mason Shaw, who has been on the draft radar for several years, kicked four goals, including two in the final quarter, as WA came from behind to beat Vic Country in the under-18s national titles yesterday.

It was a timely performance, with the Dockers looking to bolster their key-position stocks after selecting midfielders in recent drafts.

Shaw was best on ground in the 2011 WAFL colts grand final, but missed the first seven weeks of 2012 after having his cheekbone broken behind play during the pre-season.

He kicked 8.4 in his first game back for the Bulldogs but has struggled for consistency since then.

The 18-year-old barracks for Fremantle and said joining the club would be a dream come true.

"It's just an absolute honour that people consider me a chance to fill that hole," Shaw said. "If they were to give me a go, I'd throw everything at it and give it my best shot.

"But they have a lot of up-and- coming players. There's Zac Clarke and Kepler Bradley is running around in the WAFL. They can fill the hole up there. They've obviously got (captain Matthew) Pavlich.

"I'd be absolutely honoured if any club took a punt and had a crack and picked me up. It's a massive year, so hopefully the dream can become a reality."

WA's outstanding key-position stocks were on show as Shaw, Claremont's Jesse Hogan and East Fremantle's Marco Paparone proved too strong for Vic Country, winning 13.14 (92) to 11.8 (74) at Patersons Stadium.

This year's likely No.1 pick, Vic Country's Lachie Whitfield, shone with 27 possessions and 3.1 playing across half-forward.

WA lost almost every key statistical indicator, but Hogan, Shaw and Paparone were always imposing figures in attack.

Paparone won 19 possessions and kicked 2.1 from centre half-forward and Hogan kicked 3.1 and took four contested marks.

Claremont midfielder Jack Martin was brilliant with 23 possessions, nine tackles and two goals. Hogan and Martin won't be old enough to play in the AFL until 2014 but are eligible for selection later this year as part of the GWS mini draft.

Gold Coast traded pick four in last year's national draft to land the No.1 pick in the mini draft and used it to recruit Perth's Jaeger O'Meara

"They're really talented kids," WA coach Michael Pratt said of Martin and Hogan.

"Jesse was fantastic, early in particular. He didn't always manage to hang on to them but he just provides such a good target.

"He's fearless. It's unbelievable the things he's prepared to do with his body."

WA 4.3 7.5 9.9 13.14 (92) bt VIC COUNTRY 1.1 6.5 10.6 11.8 (74)

GOALS - WA: M Shaw 4; J Hogan 3; M Paparone, J Martin, C Deluca 2. VIC COUNTRY: L Whitfield, T Garner 3; B Hartung, C McCartney, S Martyn, R Morrison, J Saunders.

BEST - WA: J Martin, J Hogan, M Shaw, J Simpson, C Deluca, M Paparone. VIC COUNTRY: L Whitfield, T Garner, M Crouch, O Wines, B Hartung, N Graham.