The Draftees

The Draftees

How Five Boys Made It to the AFL National Draft

Book - 2015
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You don't know much about Jake Lever, Peter Wright, Isaac Heeney, Tom Lamb or Clem Smith except that they've been drafted by an AFL club. Next year, they could be in your Supercoach team. They could be stars of the future. Every season, hundreds of boys are put through their paces at AFL draft camps, training sessions, under-18 competitions and school footy matches. All are hopeful that their work will pay off and they'll end the year signed to an AFL team. Meanwhile, clubs are doing whatever they can to get the right talent to accelerate on-field success. Emma Quayle, senior football writer for The Age and an expert on talent identification, tracks the five boys through 2014, the year they nominate for the AFL national draft. We meet their coaches and families. We hear the boys' dreams and anxieties. We ride the bumps and share the triumphs.
Publisher: [Melbourne, Victoria], Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781921901645
Characteristics: 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

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