AFL VictoriaMedia Release | The 2021 NAB AFL Draft took place over three separate nights from the 24-26th of November, and for many young footballers, the draft marked a significant transition in their journey from community football to the elite game.

A total of 83 players were selected by AFL clubs as part of the 2021 NAB AFL National, Rookie and Pre-Season Drafts representing community football clubs across the country.

45 players were selected from Victoria—more than double any other state—which is a testament to the effort of our leagues and clubs in providing a pathway from junior football to the elite game. The draft serves as a great reward for all the hard work that these players have put in throughout their junior careers, but it also allows us to recognise and celebrate the community clubs that have paved the way for our young stars.

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