2021 NAB AFL Combine Invitees

South Adelaide's Jason Horne-Francis (left) celebrates with teammate Eamon Wilkinson. Picture - David Mariuz


SANFL will have as many as 18 players invited to test at the South Australian NAB AFL Combine on Saturday October 16.

Headlined by star South Adelaide trio Jason Horne-Francis, Matthew Roberts and Arlo Draper, the Croweaters will be among 120 players from across Australia to be screened at a series of state-based testing sessions.

A total of 60 players nationally will also be announced in mid-September to attend the national NAB AFL Combine which is currently scheduled to be held in Melbourne on September 29 and 30, pending Covid restrictions.

Panthers Horne-Francis, Roberts and Draper have all played at League level this year as have Central District pair Shay Linke and Leek Alleer.

Alleer, 20, has shone in his 10 League matches since making his debut in Round 7, making a habit of snaring eye-catching intercept marks deep in defence.

Silky Port Adelaide father-son prospect Jase Burgoyne is among the Croweaters after playing three League games for the Magpies earlier this year.

He can expect some tough competition from Glenelg’s Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera in the 20m sprint, with the Tigers wingman showing plenty of dash while playing in the Bays’ League team in the past fortnight.

Central’s Leek Alleer soars for a mark against the Crows on Saturday. Picture – David Mariuz

2021 NAB AFL Combine Invitees

Player SANFL Club Height Weight
Leek Alleer Central 195cm 84kg
Cooper Beecken Glenelg 191cm 73kg
Isaac Birt South 181cm 70kg
Jase Burgoyne Eagles 186cm 65kg
Lukas Cooke Eagles 195cm 80kg
Arlo Draper South 186cm 75kg
Morgan Ferres Sturt 190cm 80kg
Jason Horne-Francis South 184cm 77kg
Hugh Jackson North 181cm 70kg
Shay Linke Central 190cm 79kg
Cooper Murley Norwood 178cm 69kg
Blayne O'Loughlin North 171cm 74kg
Lewis Rayson Glenelg 183cm 69kg
Matthew Roberts South 184cm 80kg
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 180cm 79kg
Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera Glenelg 188cm 70kg
Luca Whitelum Central 188cm 77kg
James Willis North 180cm 75kg
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