AFL Draft Combine - Medium Forwards

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

The national list includes nine players from Victoria, three from South Australia, and two from Western Australia.  

A further eight Medium Forwards will attend State Draft Combines in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in October.  

AFL National Talent Manager, Kevin Sheehan, said the Medium Forwards who have been invited to this year’s Draft Combines are a gifted group of players, headed by South Australia’s captain Chad Wingard. 

“Chad’s impressive performances this year at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships won him All Australian honours. He has an innate ability around the goals along with the talent to win the contested ball at stoppages or overhead where his marking can be exceptional. He’s a outstanding prospect for the AFL Draft,” he said. 

2011 NAB AFL Draft Combine - National

Medium Forwards 

Victoria:

Jack Crisp

Club: Murray Bushrangers

Age: 17

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 91 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.  His defensive run and chase down tackles (averaging 3.5 per game) have been a regular feature of his game, along with his overhead marking. His ball handling skills and long kicking are other strengths. He averaged 18.8 possessions and four marks per game for the Bushies in his impressive year in the TAC Cup.” 

Hayden Crozier

Club: Eastern Ranges

Age: 17

Height: 184 cm

Weight: 68 kg

“Represented Vic Metro at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships. He has an elite vertical leap and can take a great mark, which was highlighted at Patterson Stadium when he took a spectacular mark against WA. He is very well balanced and a beautiful kick of the footy on his preferred left side. He averaged 18.7 disposals for the Ranges this year at 67.4 efficiency.” 

Frazer Dale

Club: Calder Cannons

Age: 17

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 74 kg
“Medium forward/defender who represented Vic Country in one game at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships and had an excellent year with the Cannons, averaging 18 disposals and five marks. He is a good decision maker, has neat foot skills and is strong overhead.” 

Lachlan Edwards

Club: Geelong Falcons

Age: 18

Height: 188 cm

Weight: 85 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships. He has an outstanding kicking technique on both sides and has very good decision making skills. He has very clean hands and can be a one grab player as a lead up forward. He can also play down back.” 

Daniel Markworth

Club: Calder Cannons

Age: 19

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 76 kg

“Represented Vic Metro in one game at the NAB AFL Under 18  Championships as a 19 year old in first year in the TAC Cup. He had an outstanding year with the Cannons, showing speed, clean hands and goal sense as a forward and creativity in the midfield.”  

Michael Mascoulis

Club: Northern Knights

Age: 18

Height: 187 cm

Weight: 76 kg

“Left footed medium forward/midfielder who breaks the lines and uses the ball well on either foot. He’s a really evasive type who can also provide line breaking run from defence.” 

Nick O’Brien

Club: North Ballarat Rebels

Age: 18

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 89 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships playing in all five games, averaging 18.2 disposals and six marks. He leads up forward with terrific work rate, strong hands and excellent left foot kick. He is a composed player with the ball.” 

Brett O’Hanlon

Club: Dandenong Stingrays

Age: 18

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 82 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.  Presents well across half forward and is a strong mark, has clean hands below the knees and is a very long and accurate kick on his preferred left side. He had an excellent year for the Stingrays, averaging 16 disposals, six marks and kicked 31 goals.”

Rory Taggart

Club: North Ballarat Rebels

Age: 18

Height: 188 cm

Weight: 87 kg

“Represented Vic Country at the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.  He is a versatile player with strong hands overhead and is a good user of the ball by foot. He makes good decisions and is strong in his approach to the ball.”

2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines – State  

Sam Dobson

Club: North Ballarat Rebels

Age: 19

Height: 189 cm

Weight: 81 kg 

Matthew Higgins

Club: Geelong Falcons

Age: 17

Height: 188 cm

Weight: 75 kg 

Damien Mascitti

Club: Oakleigh Chargers

Age:  19

Height: 190 cm

Weight: 80 kg 

Nick Warnock

Club: Murray Bushrangers

Age: 18

Height: 190 cm

Weight: 84 kg 

Darcy Watchorn

Club: North Ballarat Rebels

Age: 18

Height: 187 cm

Weight: 76 kg




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