No. 1 draft pick Tom Boyd to make AFL debut for GWS against Adelaide

Daniel Cherny GWS Giants announce that the 18-year-old will debut this Sunday against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.


GWS Giants No.1 draft pick to make eagerly anticipated debut

No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd will make his AFL debut for the GWS Giants on Sunday.

David Sygall The senior football journey of richly talented 18-year-old No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd is about to begin with Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron announcing the boom youngster’s selection for the...


Why this year's AFL draft looks the most even in years

Draft prospect Jake Lever ruptured his ACL at the end of last year.

Emma Quayle This time last year Tom Boyd was the number one draft pick in waiting. Lachie Whitfield was annointed 18 months out, Jon Patton was leading the way two or three weeks into his draft season and David...


Angus Brayshaw happy to wait for draft opportunity

Emma Quayle Brayshaw could have been at an AFL club this minute, and could even be playing senior football. But he's not unhappy with his timing.


Clubs angry as AFL takes control of pre-draft interview process

AFL All Stars training camp

Emma Quayle AFL clubs can no longer interview any draft prospect without letting the league know first, under a tightening of recruiting rules.


Ultimate Footy: Footy Prophet expert league ... how the draft unfolded

Ultimate Footy 2014

Matthew James, footyprophet.com The Ultimate Footy expert draft for 2014. Our Expert League contenders sat down and went 25 rounds, taking it in turns to draft the AFL’s best fantasy talent.

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Ultimate Footy: download your draft kit

The 2014 Draft Kit has everything you need to get you set for your drafts this year. With over 250 player profiles, rankings by position, articles and the draft board from the 2014 FP Expert League...


No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd makes good debut for GWS reserves

Tom Boyd

Lee Gaskin Tom Boyd showed enough in his first game to suggest he's ready to make his AFL debut.


Who should be your top fantasy draft pick?

Dane Swan

Josh Elliot Who should be your Ultimate Footy top draft pick this season? Josh Elliot goes through the pros and cons of the top five options.


Former Bomber Stewart Crameri to debut for Dogs and Saints include draft pick Jack Billings

Stewart Crameri.

Former Bomber Stewart Crameri to play first game for Western Bulldogs against St Kilda.


AFL considers first out, first pick national draft proposal


Greg Baum Economist reviewed draft data as 16-team competition from 1997 to 2009 and modelled alternative.


2013 AFL Draft: Your complete guide

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron presents number one draft pick Thomas Boyd with the GWS guernsey.

How did your club fare in the 2013 AFL draft? Here is your complete and comprehensive club-by-club guide.


Picking through the draft

Jack Billings poses for a photograph with his father Graeme and mother Letitia

Emma Quayle A handful of clubs invested more heavily in this draft than others did, for various reasons, and were well rewarded.


The other side of the draft: the man who said no to Collingwood

Jarrad Dalton.

Michael Gleeson When the clubs came knocking, Jarrod Dalton had to make a hard choice.


Players to look out for in the Rookie Draft

Nick Bourke.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks ahead to this week's AFL Rookie Draft.


Magpies pass over Jake Kelly in rookie draft

Jake Kelly.

Emma Quayle Collingwood's crammed rookie list has forced the club to overlook teenage son of 1990 premiership defender.


AFL expanding horizons but northern states a draft worry

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Of the 40 players given their first chance in Wednesday's rookie draft, seven came from other countries.


Carltonwood: Blues pick another ex-Magpie in rookie draft

Cameron Wood.

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has again turned to his former club Collingwood for talent, picking up Cameron Wood in the AFL rookie draft.

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2013 AFL Draft: first round can be crucial with so much young talent

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle When an entire year of work comes down to the few seconds it takes to call out a name on AFL draft night.


2013 AFL draft: Clubs can't lose from this year's top 10, says expert

Kevin Sheehan

The top-end of the AFL national draft will be among the most talented in history, AFL draft expert Kevin Sheehan says.