2009 News & Articles

2009 Draft Related Announcements

2009 U18 Championships Fixture
2008 AIS-AFL Academy Intake

2009 AFL Draft Info Articles

How much shallower will the 2009 National draft be and which players will be ‘lost’?
2009 Pre-Season Top Prospects
2009 National Draft Review

2009 Other Draft Related Articles


Meet the draftees (all)
afl.com.au draft profiles (all)

High flyers of the class of '09 (Emma Quayle's top 25)
Shaping up to a career in the big time (Allen Christensen)
Fortune favours newly bold teenager (Gary Rohan)
Missed season fuels knowledge, hunger (Callum Bartlett)
The best in the west (Jasper McMillan-Pittard)
Professional approach to pay dividends (Ben Cunnington)

Young cannon has shot at big time (Serhat Temel)
Shifer names his top 30
WA tall seems sure thing for first round (Aaron Black)
Focused on rehab helps the cause for Geelong Falcon Callum Bartlett
Collingwood lures another from Gold Coast (Troy Taylor)
Falcons to fly high in draft
McNeil works to new heights (Dylan McNeil)

Tutt flies flag for capital (Jason Tutt)
First round chance for first ruck Vardy (Nathan Vardy)
From dairy farm to draft camp (Joe Dare)
Waiting for draft news (Jack Fitzpatrick)
Sheppard to turn back on cricket career in pursuit of cricket dream (Brad Sheppard)
Jack in the box seat (Jack Trengove)
Bolters firm as first round choices (Aaron Black, Jasper McMillan-Pittard)
Chrnoic fatigue beaten in path to draft (Jack Fitzpatrick)
Bartlett's recovery draw's recruiters
Dennis-Lane tries his luck with Dockers
Tall option likely for Dees third pick

Picks of the draft: Andrew Moore
Luke Tapscott is rich talent and sheer strength
Injury concerns cast cloud on draft prospects (Ben Griffiths, Jake Carlisle)
Mark Steven's draft predictions
Roos to chose between Cunnington and Rohan (Ben Cunnington and Gary Rohan)
Sliding Butcher still a good top 10 bet for draft (John Butcher)
Meet the draftees: John Butcher
Eagles look set for mature-age pick (Lewis Jetta)
Meet the draftees: Dustin Martin
Martin born to play AFL (Dustin Martin)
Draft at end of a footy dream (Dustin Martin)
Ben Cunnington not your average footballer
Tom Scully: I'm not fazed by the draft order
Tom Scully the tank engine
Picks of the draft: Andrew Moore
Picks of the draft: Jack Trengove
Picks of the draft: Tom Scully

Favourite sons rise in the west (Gary Rohan and Ben Cunnington)


Three top Rebels try their luck at draft camp

Tigers' ace chases his AFL dream (Myles Sewell)
Sewell looks to follow in brother's footsteps (Myles Sewell)
Davies attracts interest (Marcus Davies)
Howlett improves draft chance after medal win (Ben Howlett)
Alex's waiting game (Alex Carey)
Reid could be a first round pick (Sam Reid)
Bushies surprise at AFL draft camp
Gysberts gets a kick out of test (Jordan Gysberts)
Tutt keen to strut his stuff (Jason Tutt)
Geelong Falcon Jasper McMillan Pittard not afraid to ask (Jasper McMillan Pittard)
Young players face a reality check (John Butcher)
Craig stars at draft camp (James Craig)
Tassie 4 tested at draft camp (Jesse Crichton, Marcus Davies, Ryan Harwood, Joeseph Groenewegan)
Rohan kicks to top of class (Gary Rohan)
Draft rater: small midfielders
Draft rater: tall forwards

Draft rater: medium midfielders

Draft rater: rucks
Draft rater: medium defenders
Draft rater: tall defenders
Draft rater: medium forwards

Taylor the prize in tug of war (Troy Taylor)
Josh Thomas leaves Gold Coast but nothing to doubt
Mitch Duncan: draft camp 2009
Growth spurt helps draft chances (Jake Carlisle)
Sheppard's stocks rise (Brad Sheppard)
Peel teen Black comes in from the rain (Aaron Black)
Pair of country gems (Aaron Black, Joe Dare)
Melksham enjoys the best of both worlds (Jake Melksham)
Geelong Falcon passes Bucks test at draft camp (Gary Rohan)
Butcher's skills diced and measured (John Butcher)
Morabito conceeds AFL career could start outside WA (Anthony Morabito)
Fremantle urged to pick Peel youngster Anthony Morabito
Shark Lucas has smarts to deliver at draft camp (Kane Lucas)
Potential Eagle Jetta driven by dreams of greatness (Lewis Jetta)
Wait and see for nervous Jetta (Lewis Jetta)
Tiger's lock on Dustin Martin
Demons give Jack Trengove a hint
Jack Trengove Australia's most wanted

Ben Cunnington set to make a big impact in the National Draft (Ben Cunnington)


Sewell receives prestigious honour

Still chasing the AFL dream
Myles Sewell wins JJ Liston trophy
Graham Wright AFL draft camp diary
Rising star weighs up a sporting chance (Alex Keath)
Woods takes rare double win
Christensen adds his name to draft pecking order (Allen Christensen)
5 to miss AFL draft camp
The long and short of the draft
Sleeping giant (Jack Fitzpatrick)
Fyfe shines for Tiger cubs (Nat Fyfe)
2009 Draft Camp test results
New talent takes aim at AFL spot (Andrew Moore)
Jake's stakes rise in Cannons' draft feed (Jake Carlisle)
Draft hopefuls set for big test (Aaron Black, Anthony Morabito)
Melksham shines in Cannons' TAC Cup win (Jake Melksham)
Rising star Morabito ready to move east (Anthony Morabito)
Morabito a star on the rise (Anthony Morabito)
Lucas relishes elite level preparation (Kane Lucas)
Overlooked Jetta cousin now racing up the draft rankings (Lewis Jetta)


Rookie road inspires Dennis-Lane (Trent Dennis-Lane)

Thunder youngsters bound for DC
Local talent to go under AFL spotlight
Josh Thomas slips through the GCFC net
Dees may opt to Butcher draft (John Butcher)
Melbourne faces decision on key forward Butcher (John Butcher)
Melbourne eyes Tom Scully
Lewis Jetta thrives from Swan Districts initiative (Lewis Jetta)


Boost to Hooper's draft chances (Andrew Hooper)

Werribee duo under AFL gaze (Michael Barlow and
Flinn Chisholm)
Tassie duo in hunt for Gold (Mav Weller and Luke Russell)
Colyer joins U18 elite (Travis Colyer)
Central's surprise packet (Daniel Menzel)
How footy freed a troubled teen (Troy Taylor)
Young stars set for AFL
Mitch Duncan: team camaraderie
Tall draft talent on skinny side
Roo an All Australian (Luke Tapscott)
Jake Melksham: Under 18's review
Cobden young guns backed for AFL draft first round (Gary Rohan, Ben Cunnington)
Talent manager predicts bumper 2009 draft
Tom Scully would be happy to become a Fremantle Docker
Draft watch: the 16 biggest names
Up close: 2009 NAB AFL U18 All-Australian team
WA dominates U18 All-Australian team
Draft falls short of tall prospects
U18 eye catchers: round five (Div 1)
U18 eye catchers: round five (Div 2)
Mids shine in 'huge success'
Swallow, Hooper 2009 Larke medallists


AFL raid state ranks

Ryan's sting of victory (Ryan Bastinac)
Jetta on cusp of AFL (Lewis Jetta)
Forget Watts here's Scully (Tom Scully)
Demon's rate our Jack (Jack Trengove)
Honest Jack tells it as it is (Jack Fitzpatrick)
Mother sets gun Bomber Rohan on right course for Vic Country under 18 footy team (Gary Rohan)
Jack's number set to come up (Jack Fitzpatrick)
Rams skipper wins Division 2 best (Dylan McNeil)
U18 eye catchers: round four
Cunnington the latest Falcon to hit the scene
Morabito following Rich path
Rohan set sails for draft
Oh brother ... younger Moore to make own name (Andrew Moore)
Draft stock rises for WA teen (Kane Lucas)
Lofty goals for Vic Country skipper (Andrew Hooper)
Australia's got talent
Young talent get's kick along
Life as the next big thing
Vic Country captain in doubt for finale

U18 eye catchers: round three
Close calls and continuity for Coast
Langford tests his wings
Surprises abound in the U18 championships
U18 eye catchers: week four
Zac Smith taking giant steps in Qld
New name touted as no. 1 pick
U18 eye catchers: week three
Draft watch: the 16 most likely
All together now for the Territory
U18 eye catchers: week two
Top draft hope ducks hupe (John Butcher)
Draft tip Butcher carves up Metro
Morabito looking the Goodes


Astbury to represent Country Victoria
The pick of the bunch (Tom Scully)
Jets close in on AFL
Burning fury drives Koby (Koby Stevens)
Butcher expected to go top 2 in the National draft
Jetta drawn irresistibly to AFL (Lewis Jetta)
Double the fun for Queensland youngsters
U18 young guns come out to play
NAB U18 titles: the division One guns
Onballer Ah Chee steals Tassie's thunder
Strong-marking Sergeant leads the way for NSW/ACT
Depleted Murray finds winning flow over Eastern Ranges

Bendigo Pioneers on track after win over Oakleigh Chargers
Pioneer spirit gets season on track
Unbeaten Falcons soar clear of rivals

Extra opportunity awaits U18 stars
Draft Pattern gives recruiters cold
'This is where you make your name'
Slim pickings at this year's draft
Draft Dream No.4: Mitch Duncan
Draft Dream No.3: Jake Melksham
Geelong Falcons soar clear of Northern Knights
Toy lands Mitchell medal
Gold Coast hits MCG
AFL's African program unearths talent
Calder Cannons in loud finish over Gold Coast
Tour tribulations sure to strengthen
The next crop
Gold Coast tour in talent search
Young gun on the move


Shining Knight

Meet the Gold Coast
Duncan on tour (Mitch Duncan)
Tom Scully plays by his own rules

Nothing loose about Allison's Cannons

Draft Dream No.2: Koby Stevens
Draft Dream No.1: Maverick Weller
Dandenong move on from grand final thrashing
Gold Coast side is gold, says Western Jets Coach
Kyle Hartigan and other young guns ready for life to change
Spotlight on 'Shadow'
Calder Cannons show firepower
Young talents time to learn: Bucks


Picking the next AFL stars


Do you make the grade?

Jack's double act (Jack Trengove)


Club lessons for Academy kids

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