The AFL has released the names of the Medium Midfielders who will attend the 2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines to be held at national and state level beginning October 4, with two Peter Jackson VFL players named.
The national list includes 11 players from Victoria, three from South Australia, one from Western Australia and one from Tasmania.
A further 31 Medium Midfielders will attend State Draft Combines in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in October with Box Hill Hawks Sam Gibson and Collingwoodâ€™s Tom Sundberg part of this list.
AFL National Talent Manager, Kevin Sheehan, said an impressive list of Medium Midfielders have been invited to this yearâ€™s Draft Combines.
â€œFour of the last six number one choices in the NAB AFL Draft have been Medium midfielders with Carltonâ€™s Marc Murphy (2005) and Bryce Gibbs (2006), along with Melbourneâ€™s Tom Scully (2009) and Gold Coast Sunsâ€™ David Swallow (2010) all being selected as the best young player in the country.
â€œThe Draft Combine tests for speed and agility, essential elements for a midfielder, along with kicking efficiency which is rated using the kicking test developed by Nathan Buckley,â€ said Mr. Sheehan.
2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines â€“ State
Club: Box Hill Hawks
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 83 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