AFL Draft Combine: Small Forwards & Midfielders

The AFL this week released the names of the Small Forwards and Midfielders who will attend the 2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines to be held at national and state level beginning October 4. 

The national list includes six players from Western Australia, five players from Victoria and one from Queensland.  

A further nine Small Forwards and Midfielders will attend State Draft Combines in Melbourne and Adelaide in October.  

AFL National Talent Manager, Kevin Sheehan, said the Small Forwards and Midfielders who have been invited to this year’s Draft Combines have all proven to be very talented.

“They are an outstanding group of small forwards and midfielders. Four players within the group have won All Australian honours at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, including Swan Districts’ Stephen Coniglio who won the Larke Medal as the Best and Fairest in Division One .  

“Their overall speed and endurance, combined together with their finishing skills are certain to standout at the Draft Combine,” he said. 

2011 NAB AFL Draft Combine - National

Small Forwards and Midfielders  

Victoria:

Taylor Adams

Club: Geelong Falcons

Age: 17

Height: 181 cm

Weight: 80 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, averaging 18.8 possessions and four tackles over four games.  An exceptional leader and role model for other players. He is a clean ball handler and strong around contested footy. He was selected as an All Australian in the NAB AFL Championships.” 

Toby Greene

Club: Oakleigh Chargers

Age: 17

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 78 kg

“He is a quality contested ball winner with excellent decision making skills.  His evasive skills in traffic is also very good while he is still able to find the ball in space. As well as winning the ball, he has elite defensive skills. He has good endurance (14+ beep) and is able to cover plenty of ground. He was another who excelled at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, averaging 24.5 disposals and winning All Australian honours and MVP for Vic Metro” 

Alex Greenwood

Club: Eastern Ranges

Age: 17

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 71 kg
“Represented Vic Metro at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships. His clearance work around stoppages, clean hands and creativity with the ball is of the highest quality and his kicking is very good on his preferred left side.”
 

Will Hoskin-Elliott

Club: Western Jets

Age: 17

Height: 182 cm

Weight: 73 kg

“Part of the 14th intake into the AIS/AFL Academy.  He represented Vic Metro at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, averaging over  14 possessions including 7 inside 50's a game. He has good endurance and breakaway speed.  He also has a good mark overhead, uses the ball well and is a good decision maker. He was very impressive at the NAB AFL Championships, winning All Australian honours.” 

Alex Woodward

Club: Sandringham Dragons

Age: 18

Height: 179 cm

Weight: 79 kg

“Represented Vic Metro at the NAB AFL Under 18 championships. An inside midfielder who reads the play well around stoppages and uses the ball well by foot. He has a great work ethic and is excellent in one on one marking contests for his size. He wins the contested ball, is very creative with his hands and is very team oriented.”

2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines – State  

Mitch Wooffindin

Club: Oakleigh Chargers

Age: 18

Height: 178 cm

Weight: 76 kg 

A total of 104 players from all states and territories will attend the 2011 NAB AFL Draft Combine at national level at Etihad Stadium with names for this and for the State Draft Combines to be released in the following positional groups.




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