Your Draft Chance - Rookie Me Combine 2017

The Rookie Me Combine is fast approaching and opening up pathways for athletes nationwide, to still have the opportunity to be official contenders in the 2017 AFL draft. 

If you still want your draft chance, don't let this opportunity pass you by. The combine will be held on Sunday, 8 October, 2017 at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, Parkville VIC.

The combine is open to both males and females of eligible drafting age, who are interested in being recognised by AFL club talent managers, who will be present on the day.

To register for this event, visit and follow the prompts when selecting the Rookie Me Combine of choice.

If you want to play AFL and have not yet secured a spot at a state or national combine, this is the draft chance you need... register today!

If you want to find out more information on how this is impacting other athletes by offering them a draft chance, check out the articles below: 

  • "The 21-year-old is one of five VFL players invited to October’s Rookie Me combine." - JESSICA GLEDHILL


  • "Recruiters will also get a chance to cast their eyes over a further 23 footballers at the ‘Rookie Me Combine'... to run on Sunday, October 8th" - M. Balmer, AFL Draft Central.


  • "To be nominated for the Victoria, SA or WA combines, players had to receive at least three nominations. So players that received two nominations will test at the Rookie Me combine, which is an official AFL combine." - B. Waterworth, Fox Sports


  • The 2017 Rookie Me Combine will... "feature Bendigo Pioneer Jones, as well as VFL-listed players Strachan (Essendon) and Hore (Collingwood). Strachan, from South Bendigo, and Hore, from Leitchville-Gunbower, are among only 10 VFL-listed players who will be part of the Victorian State and Rookie Me combines. Essendon’s James Ferry, who is aligned to Gisborne, will also test at the Rookie Me Combine." - The Bendigo Advertiser


  • RM Combine creating pathways... Sunday, 8th October 2017


  • "Players with just two expressions of interest will attend the ‘Rookie Me’ combine; this list includes SUNS talents Kwaby Boakye and Damien Burke, as well as Brisbane Lions Academy prospect Jack Clayton.

           Exciting Wilston Grange and Aspley young gun Oskar Baker also received an invite to the Victorian state combine, after an impressive season in the NEAFL.

           Baker starred again over the weekend against Southport, kicking four goals from 20 disposals and taking nine marks.

           Baker’s Aspley teammate Daniel Joseph will be attending the Rookie Me combine, taking the total of Queenslanders represented at state level, to eight."

           -   SEAN MELROSE, AFLQ




Tam Dimachki

Rookie Me Insider
(Head of Marketing & Communications)

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