Combine invitees announced
The TAC Cup has produced 43 of the 80 players invited to the 2016 NAB AFL Draft Combine, which will be conducted at Etihad Stadium from Thursday October 6 to Sunday October 9.
23 players are from Country TAC Cup clubs and 20 from Metro clubs, with six of the 43 TAC Cup players originating from NSW/ACT.
The Murray Bushrangers contribute the most Combine invitees with eight players, followed by the Sandringham Dragons (six), Eastern Ranges (five), North Ballarat Rebels (five), Oakleigh Chargers (five), Dandenong Stingrays (four), Geelong Falcons (three), Western Jets (three), Bendigo Pioneers (two) and Gippsland Power (one) and Northern Knights (one).
See the full list of TAC Cup invitees below.
Players had to be nominated by at least five AFL clubs in order to be invited to the Combine, which tests the athletic traits and football skills of attendees as well as assessing their personality and character.
AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan said the Combine was important part of AFL clubs’ drafting processes.
“The Draft Combine is the final chance many clubs will have to see prospective players up close,” Sheehan said. “Clubs will not only watch the testing but will conduct interviews with players as they count down to the 2016 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.”
Additional TAC Cup players will be invited to test at the Victorian State Combine following the National Combine.
|Kobe Mutch||Bendigo Pioneers|
|Joe Atley||Bendigo Pioneers|
|Josh Battle||Dandenong Stingrays|
|Bailey Morrish||Dandenong Stingrays|
|Mitch McCarthy||Dandenong Stingrays|
|Myles Poholke||Dandenong Stingrays|
|Joshua Begley||Eastern Ranges|
|Callum Brown||Eastern Ranges|
|Dylan Clarke||Eastern Ranges|
|Jordan Gallucci||Eastern Ranges|
|Jack Maibaum||Eastern Ranges|
|Sean Darcy||Geelong Falcons|
|Jack Henry||Geelong Falcons|
|Alex Witherden||Geelong Falcons|
|Ben Ainsworth||Gippsland Power|
|Ryan Garthwaite||Murray Bushrangers|
|Max Lynch||Murray Bushrangers|
|Todd Marshall||Murray Bushrangers|
|Zachary Sproule||Murray Bushrangers|
|Will Brodie||Murray Bushrangers|
|Harry Morrison||Murray Bushrangers|
|Esava Ratougolea||Murray Bushrangers|
|Jy Simpkin||Murray Bushrangers|
|Jarrod Berry||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Cedric Cox||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Willem Drew||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Hugh McCluggage||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Tom Williamson||North Ballarat Rebels|
|Patrick Lipinski||Northern Knights|
|Josh Daicos||Oakleigh Chargers|
|Taylin Duman||Oakleigh Chargers|
|Pat Kerr||Oakleigh Chargers|
|Sam McLarty||Oakleigh Chargers|
|Jordan Ridley||Oakleigh Chargers|
|Will Setterfield||Sandringham Dragons|
|Hamish Brayshaw||Sandringham Dragons|
|Oliver Florent||Sandringham Dragons|
|Andrew McGrath||Sandringham Dragons|
|Jack Scrimshaw||Sandringham Dragons|
|Tim Taranto||Sandringham Dragons|
|Judah Dundon||Western Jets|
|Oscar Junker||Western Jets|
|Daniel Venables||Western Jets|