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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 Collingwood’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 year’s Draft Combines.

“Four of the last six number one choices in the NAB AFL Draft have been Medium midfielders with Carlton’s Marc Murphy (2005) and Bryce Gibbs (2006), along with Melbourne’s Tom Scully (2009) and Gold Coast Suns’ David Swallow (2010) all being selected as the best young player in the country.

“The 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,” said Mr. Sheehan.

2011 NAB AFL Draft Combines – State

Medium Midfielders


Sam Gibson

Club: Box Hill Hawks

Age: 25

Height: 184 cm

Weight: 82 kg

Tom Sundberg

Club: Collingwood

Age: 22

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