Draft Combine list released

A TOTAL of 43 players from the TAC Cup have been invited to October’s NAB AFL Draft Combine.

Seven players from the Sandringham Dragons, seven from the Geelong Falcons and six each from the Murray Bushrangers and Oakleigh Chargers make up a healthy contingent from Australia’s best underage football competition.

The nine TAC Cup players chosen in the All-Australian team following the NAB AFL U18 Championships, including first-round draft prospects Josh Kelly, Tom Boyd and Lewis Taylor were all offered invites to the Combine, alongside others who have impressed solely through their TAC Cup performances.

Selection at the Combine relies on interest from AFL recruiters with a player needing at least five clubs to request their attendance.

Over five days, players will undergo a series of fitness and skill-based tasks, including the gruelling beep test, the 20m sprint and the Nathan Buckley kicking test.

The Combine will also enable AFL clubs to come-face-to face with the country’s best talent and interview potential draftees.

A host of other players will receive an invitation later this week to attend the state combine, which consist of the same high performance measures as the National Combine.


Isaiah Miller, Bendigo Pioneers

James Harmes, Dandenong Stingrays

Billy Hartung, Dandenong Stingrays

Zak Jones, Dandenong Stingrays

Nick Bourke, Geelong Falcons

Aaron Christensen, Geelong Falcons

Fraser Fort, Geelong Falcons

Darcy Gardiner, Geelong Falcons

Darcy Lang, Geelong Falcons

Lewis Taylor, Geelong Falcons

James Tsitas, Geelong Falcons

Jack Leslie, Gippsland Power

Nathan Drummond, Murray Bushrangers

Nick Holman, Murray Bushrangers

Jarman Impey, Murray Bushrangers

Sam Bennett, North Ballarat Rebels

Matt Crouch, North Ballarat Rebels

Louis Herbert, North Ballarat Rebels

Dallas Willsmore, North Ballarat Rebels


Michael Apeness, Eastern Ranges

Tom Boyd, Eastern Ranges

Mitch Honeychurch, Eastern Ranges

Daniel McStay, Eastern Ranges

Marcus Bontempelli, Northern Knights

Cameron Conlon, Northern Knights

Ben Lennon, Northern Knights

Jack Billings, Oakleigh Chargers

Darcy Byrne-Jones, Oakleigh Chargers

Tom Cutler, Oakleigh Chargers

Aiden Franetic, Oakleigh Chargers

Jay Kennedy-Harris, Oakleigh Chargers

Will Maginness, Oakleigh Chargers

Karl Amon, Sandringham Dragons

Nathan Freeman, Sandringham Dragons

Josh Kelly, Sandringham Dragons

Tom Langdon, Sandringham Dragons

Zac Merrett, Sandringham Dragons

Christian Salem, Sandringham Dragons

Alex Spencer, Sandringham Dragons

James Sicily, Western Jets


Kieran Ellis, Murray Bushrangers

Michael Gibbons, Murray Bushrangers

Max King, Murray Bushrangers


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