19 year old Ben Long (pictured)  is the latest in a long line of Territorians to be drafted to the AFL.

The cousin of Cyril Rioli and Jake Long and Michael Longs nephew was selected by St Kilda with No. 25 at the AFL draft last week.

Long has been living in Melbourne to attend school for the last three years and he says having family like Cyril to call on has been invaluable as he prepared for life as a professional footy player.