THERE has been Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills and Nick Blakey. And is the production line at the Sydney Academy set for another first-round star?
Braeden Campbell shapes as one of the best prospects in this year's draft pool, with the Swans having first call on the local talent.
Sydney's run of Academy products has been strong in recent years, and the Swans will have access to Campbell, a long-kicking half-forward/midfielder at this year's NAB AFL Draft.
The potential top-10 pick joins this week's Road to the Draft podcast to discuss his hopes of joining the club.
The 18-year-old describes the pressure of trying to pass to Lance Franklin during Swans training, the Collingwood player he models his game on and how he has found motivation during the COVID-19 shutdown period.
Tune in for the latest in the world of the draft, trade and player movement space as draft expert Callum Twomey is joined by prospects, club list managers and recruiters and player managers for exclusive interviews.
On this week's episode…
0:30 – Campbell discusses the disappointment at his draft year being put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak
2:05 – The hard labour that's keeping Campbell busy outside of footy
3:20 – Campbell reveals the special gift presented to draft prospects from the AFL's national talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan
5:00 – Why the Swans' Academy has been a significant impact on Campbell's development
6:30 – The long-kicking Magpie Campbell is keen to emulate
6:55 – Campbell discusses "the best day" of his sporting life so far
8:35 – How is the pressure of kicking to 'Buddy'? Campbell gives us an insight into training with the Swans
10:40 – Why he'd love to head to the Swans and join the club at the draft
11:20 – The fellow exciting Swans 'Academy prospect who used to "butt heads" with Campbell
13:40 – Campbell explains how he's coping with the uncertainty of this season