Thanks Vital.Hope this helps
The process of finding NGA players are AFL clubs host training days within their respected area to scout for talent. That talent is then put into an under x age team and play in carnivals across Victoria. We tend to do the V/Line Cup tournaments.
We then placed on an internal list to help track their developments and inform our aligned TAC Teams (Its not official but every club does it for F/S) to give them games and play in x y z spot.
Prime example, Rebels are playing Cooper-Craig as a forward more often even though he's an elite ball winner for Rebels
Once they become 17 years old and playing TAC, we nominate them at the start of the season to inform AFL, so last year Richmond nominated 9 players but only took one player. They did this to ensure one of their talents is secure incase they have a breakout season.
Come a week or two before the draft, AFL clubs have to officially nominate them for the draft which if they are not drafted become Cat B Rookies. So they need to be upgraded to Normal Rookie to play AFL. Prime Example was Buku went undrafted and was taken as a CAT B but due to an open CAT A rookie spot, we automatically upgraded him.
Clubs get a 20% discount on F/S and NGA players so banking draft picks becomes important.
Not really, if Jamarra was in this years draft, our three third round picks would be enough points to match a first round bid. All comes down to when he is bidded on.
He is eligible for next year's draft alongside 28 other players we have in our system atm. Though that list will be cut down later this year
Hope that all makes sense
Hes pretty quick, nit elite standard but has high endurance for afl
Im 100% for S.A and W.A gaining more access to aboriginal talentNGA rules have been changed. SA and WA teams will get priority access to indigenous talent from their respective states (zones split between each team) that are bid on after Pick 40. Won't come into effect until 2020.
This is fantastic news for us, since it indicates that not only is the AFL only going to bring about change with a years notice, but also that no other changes are likely to occur for the 2020 draft. This means Ugle-Hagan should almost certainly be ours next year!