Cox, Eyre to train with AFL clubs


Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Montmorency’s Nikolas Cox and Kilmore’s Josh Eyre will both spend a week at an AFL club this summer.

Cox will train with Carlton, while Eyre will head to Essendon as part of the NAB AFL Academy program, which aims to prepare potential draft prospects for the next level.

Cox spent the 2019 season with the Northern Knights in the NAB League, while Eyre represented the Calder Cannons.

NAB AFL Academy program includes more than 50 players eligible for the 2020 draft.

The AFL selected the players based on the under-17 sides who played in the NAB AFL All Stars ‘Futures’ game on Grand Final day, plus others who missed the game through injury.

A number of other Next Generation Academy players were also included to train at clubs.

The training stints are often valuable for clubs later in the season as they make their calls at draft time.

Below is a list of players selected to train with AFL clubs as part of the NAB AFL Academy program:

Adelaide: Corey Durdin, James Borlase, Luke Edwards, Kane Baldwin
Brisbane: Blake Coleman, Saxon Crozier, Carter Michael
Carlton: Henry Walsh, Noah Gribble, Nikolas Cox
Collingwood: Eddie Ford, Reef McInnes
Essendon: Cody Brand, Josh Treacy, Josh Eyre
Fremantle: Joel Western, Jack Carroll, Brandon Walker, Shannon Neale, Denver Grainer-Barass
Geelong: Tanner Bruhn, Oliver Henry, Nick Stevens
Gold Coast: Alex Davies, Joel Jeffrey, Brodie Lake
Greater Western Sydney: Joshua Green
Hawthorn: Connor Downie, Will Parker, Zach Reid
Melbourne: Ollie Lord, Will Phillips
North Melbourne: Sam Collins, Jackson Callow, Oliver Davis, Patrick Walker, Sam Banks (2021 draft)
Port Adelaide: Henry Smith, Lachlan Jones, Zac Dumesny, Taj Schofield, Riley Thilthorpe
Richmond: Xavier Maher, Elijah Hollands
St Kilda: Jake Bowey, Archie Perkins
Sydney: Braeden Campbell, Errol Gulden
West Coast: Nathan O’Driscoll, Heath Chapman, Blake Morris, Logan McDonald, Zane Trew
Western Bulldogs: Jamarra Ugle-Hagan, Finlay Macrae, Cody Raak

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