FORMER Melbourne key forward Tegan Cunningham could be on the verge of a shock comeback, having nominated for the upcoming NAB AFLW Draft.

The 33-year-old hung up the boots late in the AFLW Sign and Trade Period after 32 games and 25 goals over four seasons at the Demons.

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She has nominated the Victorian draft pool.

Cunningham is a strong marking target with excellent reach and has proven to be difficult to defend in one-on-one contests across her AFLW career.

A long-term elite athlete prior to joining the AFLW, Cunningham had a five-year stint in the US College basketball system before an eight-year career in the WNBL.

Another veteran, former Brisbane and Gold Coast skipper Leah Kaslar, has nominated for the Victorian pool of the draft.

The 35-year-old was delisted by the Suns after a cumulative 36 games across her five seasons at both clubs.

Kaslar is more traditionally a key defender, but spent considerable time in attack at Gold Coast.

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