14 SANFL players testing at NAB AFL National Draft Combine

Torrens University SA U18 defender Max Michalanney is among the 14 SANFL players invited to test at the AFL National Draft Combine in Melbourne this weekend. Picture - Peter Argent


SANFL will be represented by 14 players when the NAB AFL National Draft Combine returns to Melbourne this weekend for the first time since 2019. 

After holding a series of state-based combines for the past two years due to Covid-19, the AFL has reintroduced the national version to be held at Marvel Stadium and the Melbourne Tennis Centre from Friday October 7 to Sunday October 9.

Club interviews and medical screenings will be conducted at Marvel Stadium on Friday and Saturday, with physical testing to be held at Margaret Court Arena and the AIA Centre on Sunday.

Among the tests conducted are the vertical jump, running vertical jump, 20m sprint, agility test and 2km time trial.

Torrens University SA U18 captain Adam D’Aloia headlines the list of Croweaters, with fellow Woodville-West Torrens product Mattaes Phillipou and potential Adelaide father-son draftee Max Michalanney.

SA’s plethora of tall prospects are also among the list, including West Adelaide trio Harry Lemmey, Harry Barnett and Tom Scully, Norwood’s Phoenix Foster and North Adelaide high-flyer Isaac Keeler, who is also tied to the Crows as a Next Generation Academy player.

Essendon Next Generation Academy player Anthony Munkara, from the Northern Territory, has impressed while playing with West Adelaide while South Adelaide’s Jaiden Magor will be encouraged by receiving an invite despite missing most of the AFL U18 National Championships with an ankle injury.

AFL clubs submitted a list of their preferred players to attend the 2022 NAB AFL Draft Combine.

All players invited to attend the national Combine received nominations from at least three AFL clubs.

A South Australian NAB AFL Combine will also be held this year, a week later on Saturday October 15.

Torrens University SA U18 utility Mattaes Phillipou will be eager to test himself at the AFL National Draft Combine in Melbourne. Picture – Peter Argent

SANFL players invited to 2022 AFL National Draft Combine

Player SANFL Club
Harry Barnett West Adelaide
Adam D'Aloia Woodville-West Torrens
Billy Dowling North Adelaide
Phoenix Foster Norwood
Isaac Keeler North Adelaide
Harry Lemmey West Adelaide
Jaiden Magor South Adelaide
Max Michalanney Norwood
Anthony Munkara West Adelaide
Mattaes Phillipou Woodville-West Torrens
Jakob Ryan Glenelg
Nick Sadler Sturt
Tom Scully West Adelaide
Will Verrall South Adelaide
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