Croweaters invited to 2023 AFL Draft Combine

South Adelaide ruckman Taylor Goad in action for the Torrens University SA U18 team against WA. Picture - AFL Photos


Eight SANFL players have received invites to the 2023 AFL Draft Combine to be held in Melbourne from Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8.

Headlined by AFL Academy quartet Jack Delean, Ashton Moir, Kane McAuliffe and Will Patton, the Croweaters’ contingent will undergo medical screenings and interviews at the MCG across the opening two days before completing a series of physical tests on the final day at Marvel Stadium.

Physical testing will include the vertical jump, running vertical jump, 20-metre sprint, agility test and 2km time trial.

Emerging Panthers ruckman Taylor Goad has also attracted interest with his athleticism while dominant Redlegs midfielder William Rowlands, originally from the Northern Territory, has also gained selection.

Defenders Will McCabe, who is a father-son selection for Hawthorn, and Bodie Ryan, who was SA’s best player against Victoria Country, will have an opportunity to impress at season’s end.

Nine SANFL players have been invited to the State AFL Draft Combine, which will be held at the University of SA’s Mawson Lakes Campus on Saturday October 14.

They include talented midfielders Loch Rawlinson (Sturt) and Jed Dignan (North) as well as Bulldogs key forward Liam Fawcett.

Redlegs pair Logan Evans, who began his season in the Hostplus SANFL League and Alice Springs product Orlando Turner have also captured attention.

Four players – Sturt trio Luca Slade, Henry Maerschel and Alex Holt together with Glenelg ruckman Harry Francis – have been added in late August.

SANFL players invited to AFL Combine

Player SANFL Club Community Club
Jack Delean South Adelaide Reynella
Taylor Goad South Adelaide Willunga
Kane McAuliffe North Adelaide Central Augusta
Will McCabe Central District Tanunda
Ashton Moir Glenelg Plympton
Will Patton West Adelaide Mitcham
William Rowlands Norwood Southern Districts (NT)
Bodie Ryan Glenelg Brighton

Sturt’s Loch Rawlinson has been invited to the 2023 State AFL Draft Combine. Picture – Peter Argent

SANFL players invited to State AFL Draft Combine

Player SANFL Club Community Club
Jed Dignan North Adelaide Orroroo
Logan Evans Norwood Hectorville
Liam Fawcett Central District Pooraka
Loch Rawlinson Sturt Mitcham
Orlando Turner Norwood South Alice Springs (NT)
Harry Francis Glenelg PHOS Camden
Luca Slade Sturt Glenunga
Henry Maerschel Sturt St Peters
Alex Holt Sturt Glenunga
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