Welcome to AFL Draft Central
AFL Draft Central is the only stand alone AFL draft site on the Internet. With the members of Bound For Glory News Rising Stars forming AFL Draft Central, you’ll get more focused draft coverage with familiar faces.
The team will keep you updated with everything under 18s, from draft profiles to phantom drafts, exclusive interviews and feature articles, to bring you the best under 18s coverage possible.
In 2016, we’ll bring you feature pieces – Second Chance Saloon, Prodigal Son, Academy Watch, Stock Market and Power Rankings along with plenty of interviews, opinion pieces, draft profiles, video highlights, podcasts and phantom drafts to provide you with the biggest arsenal available on the web.
Second Chance Saloon looks at the overage players in the TAC Cup that for one reason or another, missed out on being drafted last year. They return to their clubs as a 19 year-old in an attempt to get drafted. Last year the likes of Callum Moore and Tom Phillips made their way onto AFL lists with strong performances as an overager.
Prodigal Son takes you through some familiar surnames as your club weighs up whether to draft a household name. With the likes of Waterman, Daicos, Brown, Romero and Maxfield running around, there are plenty of supporter bases that could look forward to the year ahead in the under 18s.
Academy Watch focuses on those in the AIS Academy and how they’re tracking. The academy is usually the brightest hopes picked out prior to the season, often two seasons before. In this weekly piece, we will investigate which ones are living up to the hype, and which ones are not.
In the modern football world where players are often considered commodities, Stock Market looks at the newest draft crop as an exchange market, where stock trades places. Some will go up, others will go down. Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver is a perfect example of how someone who was nowhere near draft calculations at the start of the year, finished top five in the National Draft.
Writer Matt Balmer will provide regular updates with Power Rankings to give you the best draft prospect tracker on the web. He’ll rank all the talented under 18s and will put his neck out sorting the top ones from those making up the numbers.
Other than our feature pieces, AFL Draft Central will provide regular podcasts, interviews, opinion pieces and draft profiles, and, as we edge closer to the end of the season, player video highlights and phantom drafts.
If there is one AFL draft site you want to follow this season, it is AFL Draft Central. The only 100 per cent draft focused site on the Internet.