DOB: 16 April 2003
From: Claremont, selection #19, 2021 National Draft
Number: 21 (2022 list)
Highly rated for his marking ability at either end of the ground, van Rooyen was Melbourne's first selection after playing in back-to-back to WAFL Colts Grand Finals for Clarement, and for his state. During 2021 he played senior WAFL football for Claremont. van Rooyen spent 2022 developing with Casey Demons, missing on senior selection despite a string of impressive VFL performances.