Latest Draft News

Lions hit out at proposed bidding changes

AFL considers more changes to the academy bidding system

2:40pm  Feb 17, 2017

Could live trading be at this year's draft?

AFL clubs keen to evolve and follow American draft models

8:55pm  Feb 14, 2017

Son of Crows gun headlines father-son crop

Jackson Edwards headlines this year's crop of father-son prospects

3:53pm  Feb 9, 2017

Focus on academy teams in U18 carnival revamp

New academy series to replace the division two championship this year

12:52pm  Feb 6, 2017

Academy trip wrap

It wasn't just running and skill sessions for the draft hopefuls

10:08am  Feb 5, 2017

Draft takes early shape after Academy's US trip

In the US, Callum Twomey takes an early look at the 2017 draft pool

6:39pm  Jan 27, 2017

Notes from the US: part two

Training, time trials, Disneyland and rapping: the Academy hits LA

7:54am  Jan 27, 2017

Ruck academy planned for overlooked big men

AFL set for ruck academy for big men overlooked at draft

12:00pm  Jan 26, 2017

Second craic: Overlooked Irishman tries again

Cillian McDaid missed out on being drafted last year, but he's back

10:45am  Jan 25, 2017

Draft high-flyer wants to earn his wings

Lochie O'Brien has ambition beyond being drafted in 2017

10:09am  Jan 24, 2017

Left or right? Draft prospect not taking sides

Left or right foot? Draft prospect Hunter Clark's skilled with both

7:25am  Jan 23, 2017

Notes from Florida: part one

Jetlag, sprinting and a date with Delly feature in top prospect's US diary

1:08pm  Jan 22, 2017

Academy talent could give Lions top-10 boost

Connor Ballenden could add to Lions' riches up forward

1:00pm  Jan 21, 2017

The NAB AFL Academy aims to prepare the country's best young players for the step up into senior AFL football.

Launched in 1997, the Academy provides elite young players with a NAB AFL Academy scholarship, as an opportunity to develop their football and personal skills in an accelerated AFL program over 12 months.

The level one squad of 25 players is selected following the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships, and the level two squad includes the best 35 under-18 players in the country. These players are eligible for the upcoming NAB AFL Draft.

In 2015 there were 203 graduates of the NAB AFL Academy on AFL lists, including nine of the then-captains.


Tall prospects head latest Academy additions

Key position prospects headline the latest inclusions in the AFL Academy

9:50am Nov 5, 2016


Luke Power named new AFL Academy coach

Former Lion, Giant takes over top talent job from Brenton Sanderson

1:00pm Oct 27, 2016


Gun multicultural prospects join Academy

Four spots open up as search for diverse talent continues

11:00am Sep 11, 2016


Kiwi kids' bid to impress club scouts

Combine gives New Zealand's under-age players a chance to impress

3:13pm Apr 20, 2016


Kids strut their stuff against Cats' VFL side

Academy's finest show plenty in loss to Geelong's VFL team

5:37pm Apr 9, 2016


Will Brodie stars as Academy kids show plenty

AFL Academy's best players make a statement on their draft claims

7:32pm Apr 1, 2016


Draft stars on show

Watch the AFL Academy face Werribee live from the MCG

2:02pm Apr 1, 2016


Academy US tour wrap

Draft hopefuls from all corners come together in the land of the free

12:00pm Jan 28, 2016

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Jy's US diary: part three

The Academy players hit the track, and then hit Disneyland

8:06pm Jan 26, 2016


Irish trio impressing AFL club recruiters

Irish draft hopefuls aim to catch eye of AFL clubs on Academy's US tour

8:28pm Jan 25, 2016