GREATER Western Sydney pair Tom Green and Liam Delahunty will be among the standout prospects to feature in the start of the division two NAB AFL Under-18 Championships this weekend.
The Giants, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane Academy sides, plus Tasmania and Northern Territory, will open the carnival on Saturday in Blacktown.
This year's format will see the Academy clubs play twice against fellow division two teams, before then each facing two clubs in the NAB League.
The winner of the title will be determined after the end of the five games, with the series also serving as the start of the selection process for the Allies side that will feature in the division one championships mid-year.
"We've seen Bailey Scott, last week's NAB AFL Rising Star nominee, and Nick Blakey and Chayce Jones come through the Allies program from last year and play in round one this year so it has had great success," said AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan.
Green is considered one of the leading Academy players in this year's pool, a tough and strong ball-winner who is the grandson of four-time Richmond premiership player Michael Green.
The Giants will also have access to Delahunty, who is a medium forward with power and the ability to produce something from nothing in attack.
Another highly rated player in the division two championships will be Mitch O'Neill, a midfielder from Tasmania who was named in the under-18 All Australian side last year.
All of the games will be broadcast live on the NAB League app, which is available for download and which includes full statistics, game reviews and vision.
It launched last week and has already become a valued tool by the recruiting industry, with all of the country's premier under-18 competition's games available to watch.
"The games will all be live on the app. Last week for the first time ever we had all games covered with statistics and vision," Sheehan said.