THE JOURNEY for a junior player through to the elite game can vary wildly.
Programs and pathways have been created as a way of streamlining this transition, and supporting each individual despite their unique background.
The NAB Pathways series looks at current AFL stars (Christian Petracca, Matt Rowell, Esava Ratugolea and Berry brothers Jarrod and Tom) and the turning points in their lives, on and off field.
START STREAMING NOW NAB Pathways, journey to the AFL
From the early Auskick days through to THAT breakout U18 champs 'moment' that thrusted them into an AFL spotlight, these stories are told from the perspective of the player and complemented by insight from those that have shared and helped them realise their AFL dream.
Check it out, and all of our great content in AFL ON DEMAND. Start binge-watching today.