NEAFL representative coach Daniel Archer thinks Ainslie ball-magnet Aaron Vandenberg's size makes him an attractive proposition for recruiters at a higher level.
Vandenberg is one of two Canberrans Archer named in the North East Australian Football League side to play a team from the Tasmania State League in Hobart on Saturday, along with Queanbeyan playing coach Kade Klemke.
Archer also wanted Ainslie duo Sean Ellis and Nick Salter, but both were unavailable.
"[Vandenberg] is a good size and to be a midfielder that's 190 centimetres plus and he doesn't just have to be a midfielder either, he could easily play at halfback or across half-forward," Archer said.
"He's a likely type and who knows that the future could hold for him.
"We know to get to those levels it takes a lot of hard work and he seems to be doing a lot of hard work to get where he's gotten to so far."
Klemke was named best-on-ground for the NEAFL when the team played WAFL three weeks ago, going down 19.18 (132) to 6.11 (47).
NEAFL SQUAD: Aaron Vandenberg (Ainslie), Austin Lucy, Eddie Sansbury, Gavin Grose, Jed Turner, Matt Payne (Aspley) Cameron Ilett, Chris Dunne, Shannon Rioli (NT Thunder), Kade Klemke (Queanbeyan), Adrian Williams, Brad Howard, Cleve Hughes, Daniel Dzufer, Darren Pfeiffer, Paul Hunter, Phil Carse (Redland), Jason Burge, Josh Baxter, Mark Collison, Todd Grayson, Wayde Mills (Southport), Trent Stubbs (Sydney Hills Eagles), Matt O'Dwyer, Ryan Brabazon, Tim Barton, Will Sierakowski (Sydney University).