2020 NAB AFLW & AFL National Draft Combine Nominees

The AFL has today released the names of the 82 female players and 96 male players invited to the 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL National Draft Combines to be held across multiple locations across Australia in the coming months.

While the current situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic sees variations in restrictions across the country, the annual NAB AFLW and AFL Draft Combines will be state-based in 2020.

All states and territories will be represented at the 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL Draft Combines with a spread of talent across Australia including Queensland, NSW/ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

AFL Clubs are asked to each select a list of their preferred players to attend the 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL Draft Combine, with all invitees all receiving nominations from at least three clubs.

From NSW/ACT, the below players have been invited to attend.


  • – Braeden Campbell – Pennant Hills
  • – Charlie Byrne – Murray Bushrangers
  • – Errol Gulden – UNSW-ES Bulldogs
  • – Joshua Green – Marist
  • – Tom Highmore – Canberra Demons/SANFL


  • – Abby Favell – Murray Bushrangers
  • – Emily Pease – Belconnen Magpies
  • – Jayde Hamilton – Queanbeyan Tigers
  • – Kiara Beesley – Southern Power
  • – Tarni Evans – Queanbeyan Tigers

The 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL Draft Combine will assess each player’s strength and skills through several tests including 20-metre sprint, agility tests and vertical jump. The first state-based NAB Draft Combine will be held in Tasmania in the week commencing September 21.

AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan said the National Draft Combine is an opportunity for players to showcase their skills before the 2020 NAB AFLW and AFL Draft.

“The NAB Draft Combine sees the best young footballers from across Australia gather to showcase their physical abilities in front of club recruiters,” Sheehan said.

“The 2020 version of the NAB Draft Combine will look a little different, but it will provide all AFLW and AFL Clubs a chance to assess players on their fitness, skills and agility. Clubs are able to conduct one-on-one interviews with all players at the Draft Combine either in person or digitally.”

All data will be available to AFLW and AFL Clubs at the conclusion of each state-based NAB Draft Combine.
“The on and off field assessments assist AFL clubs in making key decisions for the upcoming NAB AFLW Draft in October and AFL Draft in December,” Sheehan said.

“We are excited about the NAB Draft Combine for all players and the opportunities it presents to all footballers who have had a disrupted 2020 football season. The girls and boys have shown great resilience and perseverance and the NAB Draft Combine takes them one step closer to the elite AFLW and AFL Competitions.”

NAB AFL Draft Combine (subject to State Government restrictions)

  • – New South Wales/ACT
    • Girls – Tuesday 29 September
    • Boys – Sunday 25 October
  • – Queensland / Northern Territory
    • Girls – Saturday 3 October
    • Boys – Saturday 3 October
  • – South Australia
    • Girls – Wednesday 30 September
    • Boys – Wednesday 30 September
  • – Tasmania
    • Girls – Week of Monday 21 September
    • Boys – Week of Monday 21 September
  • – Victoria
    • Girls – TBC
    • Boys – TBC
  • – Western Australia
    • Girls – Wednesday 30 September
    • Boys – Wednesday 30 September

The NAB Draft Combine is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfil 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.