Draft Combine list released
A TOTAL of 43 players from the TAC Cup have been invited to October’s NAB AFL Draft Combine.
Seven players from the Sandringham Dragons, seven from the Geelong Falcons and six each from the Murray Bushrangers and Oakleigh Chargers make up a healthy contingent from Australia’s best underage football competition.
The nine TAC Cup players chosen in the All-Australian team following the NAB AFL U18 Championships, including first-round draft prospects Josh Kelly, Tom Boyd and Lewis Taylor were all offered invites to the Combine, alongside others who have impressed solely through their TAC Cup performances.
Selection at the Combine relies on interest from AFL recruiters with a player needing at least five clubs to request their attendance.
Over five days, players will undergo a series of fitness and skill-based tasks, including the gruelling beep test, the 20m sprint and the Nathan Buckley kicking test.
The Combine will also enable AFL clubs to come-face-to face with the country’s best talent and interview potential draftees.
A host of other players will receive an invitation later this week to attend the state combine, which consist of the same high performance measures as the National Combine.
Isaiah Miller, Bendigo Pioneers
James Harmes, Dandenong Stingrays
Billy Hartung, Dandenong Stingrays
Zak Jones, Dandenong Stingrays
Nick Bourke, Geelong Falcons
Aaron Christensen, Geelong Falcons
Fraser Fort, Geelong Falcons
Darcy Gardiner, Geelong Falcons
Darcy Lang, Geelong Falcons
Lewis Taylor, Geelong Falcons
James Tsitas, Geelong Falcons
Jack Leslie, Gippsland Power
Nathan Drummond, Murray Bushrangers
Nick Holman, Murray Bushrangers
Jarman Impey, Murray Bushrangers
Sam Bennett, North Ballarat Rebels
Matt Crouch, North Ballarat Rebels
Louis Herbert, North Ballarat Rebels
Dallas Willsmore, North Ballarat Rebels
Michael Apeness, Eastern Ranges
Tom Boyd, Eastern Ranges
Mitch Honeychurch, Eastern Ranges
Daniel McStay, Eastern Ranges
Marcus Bontempelli, Northern Knights
Cameron Conlon, Northern Knights
Ben Lennon, Northern Knights
Jack Billings, Oakleigh Chargers
Darcy Byrne-Jones, Oakleigh Chargers
Tom Cutler, Oakleigh Chargers
Aiden Franetic, Oakleigh Chargers
Jay Kennedy-Harris, Oakleigh Chargers
Will Maginness, Oakleigh Chargers
Karl Amon, Sandringham Dragons
Nathan Freeman, Sandringham Dragons
Josh Kelly, Sandringham Dragons
Tom Langdon, Sandringham Dragons
Zac Merrett, Sandringham Dragons
Christian Salem, Sandringham Dragons
Alex Spencer, Sandringham Dragons
James Sicily, Western Jets
NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT
Kieran Ellis, Murray Bushrangers
Michael Gibbons, Murray Bushrangers
Max King, Murray Bushrangers