Six YJFL alumni attend 2022 National Combine ahead of the AFL Draft

10th October, 2022

Six former YJFL players have competed at the 2022 NAB AFL Draft Combine ahead of the National Draft to be held across two days on November 28-29.

Held across October 7-9, the NAB National Combine features many of the most talented boys in the country and provides players with a final opportunity to showcase their talents ahead of the upcoming draft.

Club interviews and medical screenings were conducted before physical testing including vertical jump, running vertical jump, 20m sprint, agility test and 2km time trial.

Josh Weddle (Templestowe / St Mary’s) impressed at the combine with top ten finishes in the 20m sprint, 2km time trial and running vertical jump where he finished third.

Several former YJFL players are projected to be drafted in the first round, with former Surrey Park star, Elijah Tsatas, projected to be drafted within the top five.

Player YJFL Club NAB League Club
Alwyn Davey Jr. Ashburton Oakleigh Chargers
Max Gruzewski Surrey Park Oakleigh Chargers
Matthew Jefferson Ashburton Oakleigh Chargers
Luke Teal Glen Iris Oakleigh Chargers
Elijah Tsatas Surrey Park Oakleigh Chargers
Josh Weddle Templestowe / St Mary’s Oakleigh Chargers

The Yarra Junior Football League would like to congratulate the six players who were invited to the Combine. It is an amazing accomplishment to be invited to the Draft Combine and puts the player in the top echelon in this year’s under 18 class.

The league wishes all the players the best in the upcoming National Draft.

Click here to read more about the 2022 National Combine results.