Draft Combine attendees announced
The AFL has today released the names of the 79 players invited to the 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine to be held in Melbourne on Tuesday, October 1 to Friday October 4.
Three players from the New South Wales and ACT region have been invited to test at the Combine, including Canberra’s Tom Green, Coolamon’s Liam Delahunty and Leeton’s Cooper Sharman.
AFL Clubs are asked to each select a list of their 50 preferred players to attend the 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine, with the 79 invitees all receiving nominations from at least four clubs.
The 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine will assess each player’s strength and skills through several tests including 20-metre sprint, agility tests and vertical jump.
AFL Talent Ambassador, Kevin Sheehan said the Draft Combine is an opportunity for players to showcase their skills before the 2019 NAB AFL Draft.
“The Draft Combine sees the best players from across Australia gather to showcase their abilities both physically and mentally in front of club recruiters,” Sheehan said.
“Clubs receive a final chance to assess players from their skills and agility testing at the Draft Combine, and they are able to conduct one-on-one interviews across the week to analyse the personalities of the players.
“The on and off field assessments assist AFL clubs in making key decisions for the upcoming NAB AFL Draft in November.”
The 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine will move from Marvel Stadium for the first time since 2011, with the new venue to be confirm by the end of August.
The NAB Draft Combine is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfill their dream of playing in the AFL. The NAB AFL Rising Stars Program comprises the following elements:
• NAB AFL Rising Star
• NAB AFL Draft
• NAB AFL Draft Combine
• NAB AFL Trade Period
• NAB AFL Academy
• NAB AFL Under-18 Championships
• NAB AFL Under-16 Championships
NAB has proudly supported footy for over a decade, providing boys and girls with a clear pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the big time.