TAC Cup NAB AFL State Combine invitees

Thirty eight TAC Cup players have been invited to the state NAB AFL Draft Combine in October this year. 

This takes the total number of TAC Cup players invited to the various Combines to 86, following on from the 48 invitees to the national NAB AFL Draft Combine, which was announced last week. 

  • CLICK HERE to see the national combine invites 

The list of state Combine names includes 10 players that were part of the NAB AFL U18 Championships for Vic Country and Vic Metro this year, with the likes of Billy Evans (Bendigo Pioneers), Aaron Wilson (Dandenong Stingrays), Joe Maishman (Geelong Falcons), Sam Switkowski (Northern Knights), Ben Allan (Calder Cannons) and Rory Sheridan Ferrie (Eastern Ranges) all invited. 

Also among the names are Western Bulldogs father/son prospect Jayden Foster (Calder Cannons) and Dylan Hodge (Geelong Falcons), brother of Hawthorn captain Luke.

Geelong Falcons and Oakleigh Chargers topped the list of state Combine invitees with six each, followed by Calder Cannons, Northern Knights and Sandringham Dragons with four each. 

All TAC Cup regions will have players at the Combine, with Sandringham leading the way with 12 players invited to the various combines, followed by Oakleigh Chargers with 11, and Calder and Geelong with 10.  

Each AFL club provided a list of 25 players who they wanted to attend the state-based combine, with players that had two or more nominations receiving an invitation.  

The state Draft Combine will see all the testing take place on Saturday October 4 in Melbourne, measuring a combination of athleticism and football skills as well as assessing each player’s personality and character – all essential elements clubs need to consider in the drafting process.  


Daniel Davie Bendigo Pioneers
Billy Evans Bendigo Pioneers
Ben Allan Calder Cannons
Jayden Foster Calder Cannons
Mark Kovacevic Calder Cannons
Rielly O'Brien Calder Cannons
Bailey Dale Dandenong Stingrays
Aaron Wilson Dandenong Stingrays
Rory Sheridan-Ferrie Eastern Ranges
Nick Dixon Geelong Falcons
Campbell Floyd Geelong Falcons
Dylan Hodge Geelong Falcons
Harrison Kol Geelong Falcons
Joe Maishman Geelong Falcons
Teia Miles Geelong Falcons
Nick Mellington Murray Bushrangers
David Mennen Murray Bushrangers
Sam Bennett North Ballarat Rebels
Tom Templeton North Ballarat Rebels
Oscar McDonald North Ballarat Rebels
Jesse Palmer North Ballarat Rebels
Bailey Jordan Northern Knights
Garrett McDonagh Northern Knights
Jayden Short Northern Knights
Sam Switkowski Northern Knights
Ryan Tester Northern Knights
Hugh Beasley Oakleigh Chargers
Matt Jackson Oakleigh Chargers
Toby McLean Oakleigh Chargers
Fraser Pearce Oakleigh Chargers
Jack Sinclair Oakleigh Chargers
Lachlan Waddell Oakleigh Chargers
Will Fordham Sandringham Dragons
Taylor Grace Sandringham Dragons
Michael Manteit Sandringham Dragons
Sean McLaren Sandringham Dragons
Tom Wilkinson Sandringham Dragons
Billy Myers Western Jets



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