AFL experience for TAC Cup players
22 TAC Cup players eligible to be drafted in 2017 will train with AFL clubs for two weeks during December as part of the NAB AFL Academy program.
Five Dandenong Stingrays players headline the TAC Cup contingent of the Level Two (top-age) Academy group, with Oscar Clavarino and Luke Davies-Uniacke training at Melbourne, Hunter Clark and Tom De Koning at St Kilda, and Aaron Darling (pictured - left) heading to West Coast to be alongside his cousin Jack Darling this month.
Western Jets pair Lachlan Fogarty and Cameron Rayner (pictured - centre) will have the chance to experience the inner sanctum of reigning AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs, while GWS Academy members Jarrod Brander (Bendigo Pioneers) and Charlie Spargo (Murray Bushrangers - pictured, right) will train with the Giants, who’ll have first rights on them at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.
See the list of TAC Cup players training at AFL clubs during December as part of the AFL Academy program below.
The Level Two group completed a training camp in Darwin under new Academy head coach Luke Power recently and will also travel to Florida and Los Angeles in the United States for a high-performance training camp in January.
CARLTON: Lochie O'Brien (Bendigo Pioneers), Joel Garner (Eastern Ranges)
COLLINGWOOD: Aidan Quigley (Gippsland Power), Jack Higgins (Oakleigh Chargers)
ESSENDON: Noah Balta (Calder Cannons)
GEELONG: Paddy Dow (Bendigo Pioneers), James Worpel (Geelong Falcons)
GWS: Jarrod Brander (Bendigo Pioneers), Charlie Spargo (Murray Bushrangers)
HAWTHORN: Sam Hayes (Eastern Ranges), Changkuoth Jiath (Gippsland Power)
MELBOURNE: Oscar Clavarino (Dandenong Stingrays), Luke Davies-Uniacke (Dandenong Stingrays)
NORTH MELBOURNE: Jaidyn Stephenson (Eastern Ranges)
RICHMOND: Kane Farrell (Bendigo Pioneers), Patrick Naish (Northern Knights)
ST KILDA: Hunter Clark (Dandenong Stingrays), Tom De Koning (Dandenong Stingrays)
SYDNEY: Hayden McLean (Sandringham Dragons)
WEST COAST: Aaron Darling (Dandenong Stingrays)
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Lachlan Fogarty (Western Jets), Cameron Rayner (Western Jets)