Rookie draft last chance to find AFL home

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 12:32:08 PM. WHILE the AFL dreams of many young draft hopefuls were realised on Friday night for others it ended in disappointment as their name wasn’t called at the national draft.

For those players, attention now turns to the pre-season and rookie drafts on Monday evening, their final opportunity to secure a spot on an AFL list for season 2018.

FOLLOW EVERY PICK IN THE PRE-SEASON AND ROOKIE DRAFTS ON MONDAY FROM 5PM

But while 18-year-old prospects like father-son Crow Jackson Edwards and Cassidy Parish the brother of Essendon young gun Darcy Parish are hoping to have their name called, some former AFL players are hoping for a another opportunity.

Jackson Edwards is the son of Adelaide champion Tyson Edwards. Picture: Bianca De Marchi

Jackson Edwards is the son of Adelaide champion Tyson Edwards. Picture: Bianca De MarchiSource:News Corp Australia

Bulldog Stewart Crameri heads the list of experienced players hoping for an AFL lifeline, with the delisted Bulldog searching for a third home.

Geelong has been linked as a potential new home for the forward to help Tom Hawkins.

Axed Fremantle defender Sam Collins has been training with St Kilda in a bid to prove he’s worth the punt, as has young former West Coast forward Tom Lamb and delisted Kangaroo Will Fordham.

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Former Port Adelaide defender Cam O’Shea has been training with Carlton after playing with the club’s VFL affiliate this year.

The running defender won Northern Blues’ best and fairest after an impressive season.

Will Stewart Crameri find a third AFL home? Picture: Michael Klein

Will Stewart Crameri find a third AFL home? Picture: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia

Sam Collins chats to St Kilda coach Alan Richardson. Picture: Getty

Sam Collins chats to St Kilda coach Alan Richardson. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

Former Fremantle rookie Haiden Schloithe is also hoping for a second chance as a mature-age recruit after winning the Sandover Medal in the WAFL this year.

Delisted players including Collingwood’s Adam Oxley — who the Magpies have committed to selecting in the rookie draft — and Jackson Ramsay, Blue Blaine Boekhorst and luckless Swan Alex Johnson are also training with their clubs hoping to earn another chance.

THE DETAILS

WHAT: Pre-season and rookie drafts

WHEN: Monday 27 November

TIME: From 5pm

COVERAGE: Follow every pick at superfooty.com.au

Originally published as Rookie draft last chance to find AFL home

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