AFL 2023: Practice-on gamers at your membership for pre-season supplemental choice interval


Plenty of missed draft prospects from final yr are again within the body to hitch AFL lists. Discover out who’s again within the body.

The 2023 season is developing shortly and a few golf equipment nonetheless have obtainable spots on their lists as pre-season coaching resumes this month.

Adelaide, Collingwood, Essendon, Fremantle, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs every have one listing spot nonetheless obtainable, whereas St Kilda has two.

The vacancies are in a position to be stuffed by the AFL’s Supplemental Choice Interval, which ends on February 15, with most of the golf equipment with vacant spots having invited train-on gamers to trial for them over summer time.

Paddy McCartin confirmed simply how efficient an SSP signing could be, changing into Sydney’s intercept king down again and serving to them to a grand closing final yr.

This yr a number of different delisted gamers shall be combating it out for a second – or third – likelihood.

Among the many group of train-ons are a quantity who had been thought of unfortunate to be missed in final yr’s draft interval, together with midfielder Mitch Szybkowski.

The son of an ideal and the brother of a future star additionally characteristic among the many listing.

Listed below are the gamers coaching at your membership looking for a late AFL lifeline.


Tyler Brown (Collingwood)

Midfielder, 23, 192cm, 86kg

Former Collingwood midfielder Tyler Brown will audition for a spot on Adelaide’s rookie listing from subsequent week. Brown, the son of Magpies nice Gavin Brown, performed 27 video games in 5 seasons, together with 11 in 2022, before being delisted in September.

Adelaide has a vacant listing spot after the retirement of 21-year-old swingman Fischer McAsey on Monday. Golf equipment have till February 15 so as to add gamers to their squad as a part of the pre-season supplemental choice interval. Standing at 192cm and 86kg, Brown would add depth and top to the Crows’ on-ball unit, fairly than be a like-for-like alternative for McAsey.

Adelaide was reported to have had some curiosity within the 23-year-old after Collingwood axed him however stuffed its listing with draftees Max Michalanney, Billy Dowling and Hugh Bond.

Brown performed in 10 of the Magpies’ first 13 matches final season then featured simply as soon as extra at AFL degree – as an unused medical substitute. He averaged 23.8 disposals and 6.2 tackles from six VFL video games in 2022. Brown signed with VFL membership Footscray final month.

Adelaide added key defender Nick Murray throughout the pre-season supplemental choice interval in 2021. McAsey, who featured in 10 video games for the Crows after being taken with decide 6 in 2019, give up the AFL on Monday, citing a scarcity of ardour to make it on the prime degree.


Oleg Markov (Gold Coast)

Defender, 26, 188cm, 85kg

Collingwood seems open to granting Oleg Markov an AFL lifeline in a transfer that would inject a splash of pace into the premiership contender’s halfback line. Markov, 26, was pictured having a run with Magpies Isaac Quaynor, John Noble, Tom Mitchell and Tom Wilson this week and is poised to hitch official coaching within the hope of securing a spot on the AFL listing. Markov spent 4 years with Collingwood coach Craig McRae at Richmond. He performed 38 VFL video games for the Tigers underneath McRae when McRae was coach of Richmond’s reserves. Magpies assistant coach Justin Leppitsch additionally spent a number of seasons with Markov at Punt Rd. Ought to Markov change into a Magpie it might be his third AFL membership in 4 seasons, having been traded to Gold Coast on the finish of 2020 after which delisted final yr. Markov has performed 51 AFL video games. The Magpies’ pre-season resumes on Thursday and Markov is more likely to take part as early as subsequent week.

Oscar Steene (West Adelaide)

Ruck, 19, 204cm, 87kg

Turning 20 this yr, the Pies might look so as to add Steene by the SSP as a long-term ruck prospect with solely three recognised ruckman on their listing after Brodie Grundy’s departure. Steene caught the attention of recruiters with some promising kind late final season after breaking into West Adelaide’s league facet, averaging 16.5 hit-outs, 9.5 disposals and 75 rating factors, and was invited to final yr’s SA state mix. The beanpole ruckman shot as much as 204cm final yr and can take time to develop at simply 87kg, however he has robust arms overhead and good footy IQ.

Max Guehrer

Ruck, 26, 204cm

Max Guehrer has traded the volleyball for the Sherrin after the previous Volleyroo introduced his retirement from worldwide competitors in October. Guehrer, who helped the Aussies qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will trial for a Class B rookie spot with Collingwood. The 26-year-old stands at 204cm and would must be introduced in control along with his expertise, however his atheliticism and top could be suited to the trendy day ruck function.

Rye Penny (Calder Cannons)

Defender, 19, 185cm, 79kg

Overlook skipper Scott Pendlebury’s basketball background, the Pies at the moment are clearly eyeing former volleyballers, with Penny additionally taking part in on the skilled degree as a junior. Penny’s athleticism is off the charts, blitzing the state mix final yr. He equalled the all-time file within the standing vertical bounce (89cm) and got here first in each the working vertical (104cm) and 20m dash (2.843) checks. The intercept defender showcased his distinctive spring with an enormous specky over a pack within the opening spherical of the NAB League final yr, and broke into Vic Metro’s facet for the final nationwide champs. Penny is ready to include VFL and AFL coaching in his trial with the Pies.


Tom Phillips (Hawthorn)

Midfielder/ahead, 26, 187cm, 80kg

Phillips was an vital participant on the wing in Collingwood’s runner up yr in 2018, coming sixth in the very best and fairest and averaging 25 disposals, and completed seventh the following yr. A sufferer of the Magpies’ wage cap disaster in 2020, Phillips struggled to recapture the identical kind at Hawthorn and managed simply 4 video games on the Hawks earlier than being thrown on the scrap heap. The elite-running 26-year-old has linked with Essendon’s VFL facet and can practice with the AFL set-up in pursuit of an inventory spot. If again to his finest, Phillips might add to the Bombers’ outdoors midfield shares straight away – and he’s hungry, telling Code Sports activities in November that will probably be the “finest model” of himself vying for an additional alternative.

Mitch Szybkowski (Dandenong Stingrays)

Midfielder, 19, 186cm, 86kg

Szybkowski was the heartbreak story – and maybe the largest shock – of final yr’s draft because the AFL Academy graduate was sadly left on the board as membership curiosity dwindled. However listing supervisor Adrian Dodoro and recruiting supervisor Rob Forster-Knight got here knocking to maintain his AFL goals alive, and he’ll start his coaching stint with the Bombers on his nineteenth birthday. The 186cm midfielder was one of many prime performers for Vic Nation within the first three matches of the nationwide championships, averaging 27.3 disposals and 24 disposals and 120 rating factors, and at that stage he was within the top-20 dialog. It’s believed membership recruiters didn’t share a selected concern on Szybkowski, who was additionally named within the NAB League Crew of the 12 months within the midfield. Essendon already added No. 5 decide Elijah Tsatas and Will Setterfield as taller midfielders within the low season, however, like Nic Martin final yr, he might show to be a supplemental steal.

Hudson O’Keeffe (Oakleigh Chargers)

Ruck, 18, 202cm, 90kg

The towering ruckman had an enormous end to the 2022 season and is seen as a participant who nonetheless has loads of enchancment left in him. O’Keeffe has a bodily presence across the floor, is tremendous aggressive and shows good ruck craft. He averaged 21.6 hit-outs per recreation within the NAB League, with 31.9 per cent going to benefit. O’Keefe was a part of a Chargers midfielder which additionally included Elijah Tsatas, who the Bombers snapped up with decide 5 in final yr’s nationwide draft. O’Keeffe begins coaching with the Bombers this week, with Tsatas saying he’s “tremendous eager to welcome him into the fold”.

Brad Lynch (Swan Districts WAFL)

Defender, 25, 187cm, 79kg

Former Western Bulldog and Swan Districts product Lynch has additionally been coaching with the membership. The rebounding defender was lower from the Bulldogs on the finish of 2020 after taking part in 9 video games throughout 5 seasons, all of which got here in 2019. Now he will get one other likelihood after the Bombers threw him a train-on lifeline. He final performed with Southport in 2021 the place he performed 5 matches and averaged 13.2 disposals.


Liam Serong (Gippsland Energy)

Ahead, 19, 193cm

Serong has been given the possibility to hitch his brother, rising midfielder and Rising Star winner Caleb, on the Dockers. The tall had restricted alternatives to show himself because of harm in his draft yr, taking part in simply two NAB League video games for the Gippsland Energy, that means he’s a largely unknown amount. However he comes from good pedigree and will change into the third Serong on an AFL listing, along with his brother Jai becoming a member of Hawthorn within the 2021 draft at decide 53.

Sam Stubbs (Perth WAFL)

Ahead, 25, 186cm, 88kg

Stubbs has some critical energy. The WAFL goalkicker makes use of his leap to affect within the air and he in a position to burst away from opponents to kick objectives at floor degree. Stubbs averaged 12.8 disposals, 8.2 contested possessions, 79 rating factors and kicked 23 objectives throughout 12 matches for Perth final season, along with his finest recreation coming in opposition to Fremantle’s affiliate, Peel Thunder earlier within the yr. The 25-year-old can add some speedy spark to the Dockers’ ahead line if he will get the nod.


Boyd Woodcock (Southport Sharks VFL)

Midfielder/ahead, 22, 179cm, 78kg

Delisted by Port Adelaide on the finish of 2021, Woodcock put himself again within the AFL body with a sensational season for Southport. The 22-year-old completed equal second within the JJ. Liston Trophy as a prolific goalkicking midfielder, averaging a formidable 28.1 disposals, 110 rating factors, 7.0 clearances and 1.1 objectives from his 20 matches. And he additionally produced two screamers, together with an unimaginable hanger within the goalsquare in opposition to the Swans. The Suns signed former Roos inside midfielder Jed Anderson final month and whereas Woodcock performed an analogous function at VFL degree, he has proved his effectiveness as a harmful small ahead – for Southport and through his stint on the Energy.

Brinn Little (Suns Academy)

Defender, 19, 196cm, 84kg

A evenly framed defender, Little can play on quite a lot of talls and smalls and reads the play nicely in defence. The Sus Academy graduate performed 5 matches for Gold Coast’s VFL facet final yr and showcased his intercept capability at junior degree as an over-ager, averaging 2.7 intercept marks on the under-18 championships and within the NAB League.

Brodie McLaughlin (Frankston VFL)

Key ahead, 25, 193cm, 85kg

A mature-age key ahead with a robust pair of arms, McLaughlin had a breakout marketing campaign for Frankston’s VFL facet after harm had held him again in earlier seasons. The 25-year-old slotted 24 objectives in 12 matches, being held goalless simply as soon as and averaging 5.5 marks and 1.5 contested marks. McLaughlin additionally showcased his pinpoint goalkicking and his nous at floor degree all through the season.


Brandon Leary (Tasmania Devils)

Ahead, 19, 177cm, 72kg

A harmful small ahead who can hit the scoreboard, Leary completed second on the NAB League goalkicking desk final season behind solely No. 1 draft decide Aaron Cadman. He averaged 2.4 objectives and 12.6 disposals throughout 14 video games, with the Hawks amongst a couple of golf equipment to point out curiosity in Leary earlier than final yr’s draft consumption.. He additionally booted 5 objectives throughout two matches for the Allies within the under-18 nationwide championships and featured in a single VFL match for North Melbourne late within the yr. Leary had been missed after an interrupted draft yr in 2021 earlier than returning as a 19-year-old with the Devils. The Hawks confirmed curiosity in Leary within the lead-up to final yr’s draft consumption and he joined coaching at Waverley Park in December.


Trent Burgoyne (Port Adelaide SANFL)

Midfielder-Ahead, 21, 177cm, 70kg

The son of Energy nice Peter and brother of 2021 draftee Jase, Burgoyne was delisted on the finish of the 2021 season with out taking part in a recreation for the membership. Burgoyne’s two years at AFL degree had been cruelled by hamstring accidents, taking part in simply 4 SANFL matches throughout this era, and his stint within the Demons might. He remained with Port Adelaide’s SANFL facet final yr and caught the attention along with his agility and studying of the play in defence, highlighted by 24 disposals and 7 tackles in opposition to Norwood.

Kye Turner (Previous Haileybury/Frankston VFL)

Key defender, 20

Turner will get his likelihood to trial on the Demons after taking part in simply two VFL video games for Frankston late within the yr. The important thing defender confirmed promising indicators for the Dolphins, averaging 12 disposals and three intercepts whereas going at 79 per cent kicking effectivity. He additionally starred in VAFA B-Grade competitors for premiership winners Previous Haileybury, with Turner named at full again within the crew of the yr. The Demons already picked up unknown VAFA prospect Oliver Sestan in November’s rookie draft, might it’s an analogous story for Turner?


Quinton Narkle (Geelong)

Midfielder, 25, 182cm, 88kg

Initially chosen at decide 60 within the 2016 nationwide draft, Narkle suffered an ACL harm in his first yr on the prime degree earlier than ultimately making his AFL debut in Spherical 15, 2018. However outdoors of the 2021 season — when he featured in 16 senior video games — Narkle struggled to carry down a spot in a robust Geelong facet and was delisted on the finish of final season. He was picked for simply eight AFL video games final yr, being a medical substitute in 4 of these. At his finest, Narkle has tempo to burn and loads of tips and he might complement the Richmond midfield properly. Narkle tallied 34 disposals, eight marks and 115 rating factors in spherical 9 of 2021, and backed it up with 25 disposals the next week

Luke Teal (Oakleigh Chargers)

Defender, 18, 189cm, 80kg

Thought-about unfortunate by some to overlook choice in final yr’s drafts, Teal had been a member of the AFL Academy final yr however had a tough run with harm and sickness which restricted him to 1 nationwide championships match and 4 NAB League video games with the Chargers. When he was out on the sector he confirmed that he’s an athletic defender who can run and create off halfback or on a wing. He’s additionally robust overhead and has a penetrating kick. He’s the son of Robert Teal, who performed 18 video games for Sydney in 1989 and 1990.

Kaelan Bradtke (Sydney VFL)

Ahead, 21, 195cm, 97kg

The large ahead spent most of final yr lining up for nation soccer for Corowa-Rutherglen within the Ovens and Murray Soccer League, earlier than being invited to play two VFL matches for Sydney within the second half of the season. Catching the eyes of recruiters in these performances, Bradtke went on to be invited to the state draft mix the place he put his spectacular athletic traits on present by posting a 20m dash time of two.98 seconds. Bradtke performed underneath former North Melbourne participant and legendary growth coach Peter German at Corowa-Rutherglen, who has described him as one of many “prime 5 finest athletes” he has coached.


Liam Stocker (Carlton)

Defender, 184cm, 85kg

Stocker was a shock axing from Carlton simply 4 years after the Blues infamously traded a future first-round choice to nab him on draft evening. As reported by the Herald Solar in November, a second likelihood beckons at St Kilda, the place Stocker might fulfil a job as a rebounding defender. Stocker performed simply six video games for the Blues final yr however averaged 24 disposals and 6 intercepts at VFL, and definitely has AFL attributes.

Josh Eyre (Essendon)

Key defender, 198cm, 85kg

The Bombers had been pressured to match at decide 39 from ‘Bidmond’ within the 2020 draft to safe the Essendon Subsequent Era Academy tall, however he was out the door two years later. The creating tall is now attempting his luck on the Saints, who’re brief on key place gamers regardless of choosing up James Van Es and Isaac Keeler in final yr’s consumption. Eyre was used at performed at each ends within the VFL final yr, along with his finest kind coming as an intercepting defender who can harm the opposition along with his kicking when he wins the ball again. Eyre was even entrusted with kick-ins at phases final yr.

Initially printed as AFL 2023: Practice-on gamers vying for rookie spot in pre-season supplemental choice interval



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