Taken by Collingwood with Pick 3 of the 2021 AFL Mid-Season Draft, Johnson is a high flying, explosive tall forward with strong hands and great goal sense. A mature age draftee who has played Senior football in the SANFL for Sturt, Ash has the body maturity and experience to make an instant impact at AFL level.
Taken with pick 4 of the 2021 Mid-Season Rookie Draft by the Adelaide Crows, Patrick Parnell is a hard running defender who will look to make his mark at AFL level with his elite foot skills and great decision making.
Taken with the pick 16 of the 2021 Mid-Season Rookie Draft by North Melbourne, Charlie Ham is a medium sized half-back or midfielder. Ham’s clean ball use and footy smarts puts him in good stead to make an instant impact at AFL level for the Kangaroos.
After narrowly missing out in the 2020 AFL Draft, the GWS Giants wasted no time by adding Will Shaw to their list as a category B rookie. A Half-back / wing with elite speed and endurance, mixed with an ability to create with football in hand, Shaw possess the traits required to be successful at AFL level and make a real impact at the Giants.
At the conclusion of the 2020 AFL season, the Richmond football club added Mata Colina to their list as a category B rookie – coming in at 213cms, Mate is currently the tallest player on an AFL list. Spending the last 2 years overseas playing college basketball for the University of Hawaii, Colina brings professionalism, elite height and running ability to the table – an exciting prospect for the Richmond football club and one to keep an eye on.
Alessandro Diamanti is a professional soccer player for the Western United Football Club in the A-League. Diamanti has played international soccer for Italy between 2010 and 2013, as well as formerly playing domestic football in the English Premier League for West Ham United and in the Italian Serie A for teams such as Palermo. In the 2019-20 A-league season, Diamanti was awarded the Johnny Warren Medal for the best player of the year.
Jy Simpkin is a strong inside midfielder, with silky skills and the agility to break away from his opponent. Simpkin finished a career high 2nd place in his club’s BNF in 2020 and has proven himself to be one of North Melbourne’s most important players moving forward.
Taken with the 55th pick of the 2020 AFL Draft by the Western Bulldogs, Dominic Bedendo is a medium forward that possesses elite athleticism and a clean set of hands. Known for his aerial ability, look for Bedendo to fly high on the AFL stage and create some highlight reel moments.
Taken with the 45th pick of the 2020 AFL Draft by St Kilda, Tom Highmore is a mature age prospect. A general defender with an innate ability to read the play and utilises his strong hands in the marking contest. A strong frame mixed with unquestionable courage, Highmore uses his strengths to his advantage to outwork his opponent both in the air and on the ground.
Taken with the 43rd pick of the 2020 AFL Draft by the Brisbane Lions, Harry Sharp is an endurance machine – breaking the National Draft Combine record for the 2km time trial by 20 seconds, with a time of 5 minutes and 28 seconds. Sharp is a smart hybrid midfielder, that utilises his running ability to outwork his opponent contest to contest.