ADELAIDE father-son prospect Luke Edwards will train with the Crows next week ahead of being eligible to join the club at next year's NAB AFL Draft.

As part of the NAB AFL Academy program, more than 50 players eligible for the 2020 draft will spend a week at AFL clubs over summer in a bid to prepare them for the next level.

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Many of the placements will start next Monday, including at the Crows, where Edwards will be one of four prospects to take in the club experience.

Edwards, a classy midfielder/half-back from Glenelg, is the son of Crows' dual premiership player Tyson. His brother Jackson was also on the club's rookie list for one season in 2018.

The Crows will get first call on him under the father-son rule next year if he nominates to join them, as they will with Next Generation Academy prospect James Borlase, who is also training there next week.

James Borlase in action during the All Stars match. Picture: AFL Photos

The AFL selected the players based on the under-17 sides who played in the NAB AFL All Stars 'Futures' game on Grand Final day, plus others who missed the game through injury. A number of other Next Generation Academy players were also included to train at clubs. 

Port Adelaide father-son candidate Taj Schofield, the son of premiership player Jarrad, will train with the Power. 

Players from the northern Academies – Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane and Greater Western Sydney – can train over extended periods across the summer.

Clubs are allocated players if they have established links through Academies or father-son programs, such as exciting forward Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (Western Bulldogs), midfielder Connor Downie (Hawthorn), Joel Western (Fremantle) and Cody Brand (Essendon). 

There are also some familiar names set to train at clubs, with the brothers of current players to join their siblings. Henry Walsh (brother of Carlton's Sam), Finlay Macrae (brother of the Bulldogs' Jack) and Joshua Green (brother of GWS' Tom) will train with their brothers' respective clubs as they prepare for their own draft seasons in 2020.

West Coast has already completed its training block with the draftees.

The training stints are often valuable for clubs later in the season as they make their calls at draft time. 
Last week Brodie Kemp (Carlton), Cooper Stephens (Geelong), Jackson Mead (Port Adelaide) and Trent Bianco (Collingwood) were all selected at the national draft by the club they trained at as part of the program.   


Adelaide: Corey Durdin, James Borlase, Luke Edwards, Kane Baldwin
Brisbane: Blake Coleman, Saxon Crozier, Carter Michael
Carlton: Henry Walsh, Noah Gribble, Nikolas Cox
Collingwood: Eddie Ford, Reef McInnes
Essendon: Cody Brand, Josh Treacy, Josh Eyre
Fremantle: Joel Western, Jack Carroll, Brandon Walker, Shannon Neale, Denver Grainer-Barass
Geelong: Tanner Bruhn, Oliver Henry, Nick Stevens
Gold Coast: Alex Davies, Joel Jeffrey, Brodie Lake
Greater Western Sydney: Joshua Green
Hawthorn: Connor Downie, Will Parker, Zach Reid
Melbourne: Ollie Lord, Will Phillips
North Melbourne: Sam Collins, Jackson Callow, Oliver Davis, Patrick Walker, Sam Banks (2021 draft)
Port Adelaide: Henry Smith, Lachlan Jones, Zac Dumesny, Taj Schofield, Riley Thilthorpe
Richmond: Xavier Maher, Elijah Hollands
St Kilda: Jake Bowey, Archie Perkins
Sydney: Braeden Campbell, Errol Gulden
West Coast: Nathan O'Driscoll, Heath Chapman, Blake Morris, Logan McDonald, Zane Trew
Western Bulldogs: Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Finlay Macrae, Cody Raak