Talent

2019 AFLW Draft Combine

By ZAC MILBANK

South Australia will have four players participate in the 2019 AFLW Draft Combine to be held in October.

South Adelaide premiership duo Montana McKinnon (pictured above) and Hannah Munyard, together with West Adelaide’s Madison Newman and Woodville-West Torrens’ Jaimi Tabb have all received invites to the annual testing sessions in Melbourne.

As well as being star players in the Statewide Super Women’s League, all four played significant roles for the Central Allies in this year’s AFL Youth Girls National Championships.

At 182cm, McKinnon is considered a bright prospect in the ruck or as a tall marking forward while her Panthers’ team-mate in Munyard is a prolific ball-winner through the midfield with her strong running capacity.

Newman has displayed her ability to play as a rebounding half-back for the Bloods, often entrusted with the kick-ins after a behind.

Previously a member of the AFLW Academy, Tabb can play a variety of roles including midfield or half-back, with the Eagles star forging a reputation for her strong attack on the ball.

Now in its third year, the 2019 AFLW Draft Combine will test players skills, agility and strength through a series of tests including the 20-metre sprint and vertical jump, along with goal kicking and marking tests.

The 2019 AFLW Draft Combine will move from Marvel Stadium for the first time, with the new venue to be confirmed by the end of August.

Jaimi Tabb in action for the Central Allies. Picture – Peter Argent

2019 AFL Combine Invitees

Name, Club, Height, Position

Montana McKinnon (South Adelaide) 182cm Ruck
Hannah Munyard (South Adelaide) 162cm Midfielder
Madison Newman (West Adelaide) 168cm Defender
Jaimi Tabb (Woodville-West Torrens) 168cm Utility

Madison Newman in action for the Central Allies. Picture – Peter Argent