Dream a step closer for De­mons’ Narkle

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH De­mons foot­baller Quin­ton Narkle is a step closer to re­al­is­ing his AFL dream after re­ceiv­ing an in­vi­ta­tion to the 2016 AFL Draft Com­bine in Oc­to­ber.

Narkle is one of 12 West Aus­tralians in­vited, which in­cludes Perth team­mate Zac Fisher, Clare­mont’s Jake Water­man and Sam Pe­trevski-Se­ton, and East Perth’s Sam Pow­ell-Pep­per.

The AFL Draft Com­bine in­cludes test­ing of ath­leti­cism and foot­ball skills, as well as as­sess­ing each player’s per­son­al­ity and char­ac­ter.

Club re­cruiters will have the op­por­tu­nity to watch some of the best young tal­ent as part of the com­bine.

AFL na­tional and in­ter­na­tional tal­ent man­ager Kevin Shee­han said clubs would also con­duct in­ter­views with play­ers.

Only Vic­to­ria Metro and Vic­to­ria Coun­try had more in­vi­tees than Western Aus­tralia.

The 2016 AFL Draft Com­bine will be con­ducted at Eti­had Sta­dium in Mel­bourne from Oc­to­ber 6 to 9, and will fea­ture 80 play­ers. More than 100 ad­di­tional play­ers will be tested at state com­bines in Mel­bourne, Ade­laide, Bris­bane/Syd­ney and Perth.

Quin­ton Narkle is head­ing to the Draft Com­bine .

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