Tunstill enjoyed a solid season at WAFL Colts level, earning selection in the WA U19's State Squad. He's made a name for himself as a hard working midfielder capable of breaking opposition lines with his carry and kicking. Tunstill stands up and is a major ball winner through the midfield and that's highlighted through his work rate. He works back as an outlet option from defensive 50 and shows good composure.
The Busselton product should be proud of his efforts this season, evolving into one of the WAFL colts competition’s best and most consistent midfielders. Like Jye Amiss, Tunstill travels from his home town every weekend for games and has his training split up into multiple locations.
The silky-skilled Royals midfielder, who models his game on departed Docker Adam Cerra, said himself that he’s been “pleasantly surprised” with his year, earning WA selection for the first time as well as a draft combine invite. Tunstill averaged nearly 23 possessions and booted six goals in the colts this season and didn’t look out of place for the Black Swans in a pair of under-19s matches against South Australia.
He was among WA’s best players in both games, amassing 14 and 15 disposals respectively to go with three clearances to further boost his draft stocks. He’s already spoken with multiple clubs, with West Coast recruiters paying a visit to his family’s South West home.
WAFC State Talent Manager, Adam Jones
He’s another Busselton boy, like Jye Amiss, and has done a lot of travelling this year. I think the year has caught up on them now but they’ve both done a tremendous job to finish off the year so strong.Jimmy played inside mid for us, he’s got really good speed, quick feet and very clean by hand. It’s his first year in the State program and hasn’t really had access to high-performance training being down south. The upside with him is massive and he’s another great South West product.