NAB AFL Draft Combine
Prior to the NAB AFL Draft, the NAB AFL Draft Combine puts draft prospects through a series of physical and mental tests. It’s an opportunity for AFL clubs to take an in-depth look at the players’ physical ability and readiness for a career in the AFL.
Traditionally, the NAB AFL Combine is a four-day event held in Victoria, however due to COVID the combine is now held as state-based events.
NAB AFL under 16 and under 18 Championships
The NAB AFL Under 16 and Under 18 Championships is a series of games played throughout the year. It gives players a taste of what playing football is like at the elite level against the best young players in Australia.
The Championships is the showcase event for players who want to put forward their case ahead of the NAB AFL Draft.
The competing teams in the Championship are:
- Victoria Metro
- Victoria Country
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Allies (representing Northern Territory, Tasmania, New South Wales and ACT)
- Woomeras (Indigenous representative team)
- Medleys (Multicultural representative team)
An All-Australian team is selected to highlight the players who performed the best throughout the NAB AFL Championship series each year.
For more information including fixtures, you can visit the NAB AFL Draft Hub.
NAB AFL Academy
Each year, a group of talented young players are invited to join the NAB AFL Academy to participate in an elite program coached by Tarkyn Lockyer.
The players take part in an induction program at the start of the year, have opportunities to train with AFL clubs throughout the year and attend a high-performance camp mid-year. The group then play a match following the high-performance camp to compete against the best players in the country.
Players will have access to athlete management systems, expert coaches, high-performance and sports medical staff throughout their time in the NAB AFL Academy.
NAB League is the elite under-18 competition based in Victoria and Tasmania. There are 12 Victorian teams and a Tasmanian team that compete in a 15 round (for males) or 9 round (for females) home-and-away season, and a three-round finals series format.
We’ve supported the league since 2019.
NAB League teams
- Bendigo Pioneers
- Calder Cannons
- Dandenong Stingrays
- Eastern Ranges
- Geelong Falcons
- Gippsland Power
- Greater Western Victoria Rebels
- Murray Bushrangers
- Northern Knights
- Oakleigh Chargers
- Sandringham Dragons
- Tasmania Devils
- Western Jets
For more information about NAB League, you can visit the NAB League website .
Visit the AFL Draft Hub for more.