Thirty-five NAB League players were selected at the 2019 NAB AFL Draft across Wednesday and Thursday, representing 54 per cent of the 65 overall picks.
* See the full list of NAB League players selected in the 2019 AFL Draft further down the page.
Gold Coast’s no.1 pick Matthew Rowell (Oakleigh Chargers) became the ninth straight top AFL Draft selection from the NAB League and headed 14 NAB League players taken in the first round on Wednesday night, before a further 21 players were picked in the remainder of the draft on Thursday night.
In addition to that group, 2018 Calder Cannons key forward Jake Riccardi was selected with pick no.51 by GWS from Hard Yakka / Totally Workwear VFL club Werribee.
Among the selections from NAB League clubs were:
- Four 2019 NAB League Boys premiership players from the Oakleigh Chargers: Matthew Rowell, Noah Anderson, Nick Bryan and Trent Bianco;
- Seven NAB League club best-and-fairest winners: Matthew Rowell (Oakleigh Chargers), Hayden Young (Dandenong Stingrays), Sam Flanders (Gippsland Power), Sam Philp (Northern Knights), Jay Rantall (GWV Rebels), Sam Ramsay (Calder Cannons) and Ryan Byrnes (Sandringham Dragons);
- 17 NAB League Boys Team of the Year members: Matthew Rowell (Oakleigh Chargers), Noah Anderson (Oakleigh Chargers), Lachlan Ash (Murray Bushrangers), Fischer McAsey (Sandringham Dragons), Hayden Young (Dandenong Stingrays), Caleb Serong (Gippsland Power), Sam Flanders (Gippsland Power), Cody Weightman (Dandenong Stingrays), Brodie Kemp (Bendigo Pioneers), Sam De Koning (Dandenong Stingrays), Sam Philp (Northern Knights), Josh Worrell (Sandringham Dragons), Charlie Comben (Gippsland Power), Jack Mahony (Sandringham Dragons), Jay Rantall (GWV Rebels), Trent Bianco (Oakleigh Chargers) and Ryan Byrnes (Sandringham Dragons); and
- 10 NAB AFL Under-18 All Australian Team members: Matthew Rowell (Oakleigh Chargers), Noah Anderson (Oakleigh Chargers), Lachlan Ash (Murray Bushrangers), Fischer McAsey (Sandringham Dragons), Hayden Young (Dandenong Stingrays), Caleb Serong (Gippsland Power), Sam Flanders (Gippsland Power), Cody Weightman (Dandenong Stingrays), Brodie Kemp (Bendigo Pioneers) and Sam De Koning (Dandenong Stingrays).
* CLICK HERE to see the stories in our 2019 AFL Draft Watch series, featuring one of the leading draft prospects from each NAB League club.
See the full list of NAB League players selected in the 2019 AFL Draft below:
|PICK||NAME||SELECTED BY||NAB LEAGUE CLUB||LOCAL/JUNIOR CLUB|
|1||Matthew Rowell||Gold Coast||Oakleigh Chargers||Canterbury|
|2||Noah Anderson||Gold Coast||Oakleigh Chargers||Boroondara Hawks|
|4||Lachlan Ash||GWS||Murray Bushrangers||Shepparton / Katandra|
|6||Fischer McAsey||Adelaide||Sandringham Dragons||East Brighton Vampires|
|7||Hayden Young||Fremantle||Dandenong Stingrays||Somerville|
|8||Caleb Serong||Fremantle||Gippsland Power||Warragul|
|11||Sam Flanders||Gold Coast||Gippsland Power||Moe|
|14||Miles Bergman||Port Adelaide||Sandringham Dragons||Hampton Rovers|
|15||Cody Weightman||Western Bulldogs||Dandenong Stingrays||Beaconsfield|
|16||Cooper Stephens||Geelong||Geelong Falcons||Colac|
|17||Brodie Kemp||Carlton||Bendigo Pioneers||Echuca|
|19||Sam De Koning||Geelong||Dandenong Stingrays||Mornington|
|20||Sam Philp||Carlton||Northern Knights||St Mary’s|
|21||Thomson Dow||Richmond||Bendigo Pioneers||Swan Hill|
|23||Dylan Williams||Port Adelaide||Oakleigh Chargers||Surrey Park|
|28||Josh Worrell||Adelaide||Sandringham Dragons||Old Haileybury|
|29||Finn Maginness||Hawthorn (Father-Son)||Sandringham Dragons||East Brighton Vampires|
|30||Harrison Jones||Essendon||Calder Cannons||Gisborne|
|31||Charlie Comben||North Melbourne||Gippsland Power||Sale|
|33||Brock Smith||Brisbane||Gippsland Power||Moe|
|34||Jack Mahony||North Melbourne||Sandringham Dragons||St Kevin’s OB|
|35||Flynn Perez||North Melbourne||Bendigo Pioneers||Sandhurst|
|38||Nick Bryan||Essendon||Oakleigh Chargers||Glen Iris|
|40||Jay Rantall||Collingwood||GWV Rebels||South Warrnambool|
|41||Francis Evans||Geelong||Calder Cannons||Brunswick|
|45||Trent Bianco||Collingwood||Oakleigh Chargers||Doncaster|
|46||Hugo Ralphsmith||Richmond||Sandringham Dragons||Old Haileybury|
|47||Sam Ramsay||Carlton||Calder Cannons||Gisborne|
|48||Lachlan Gollant||Adelaide||Calder Cannons||St Bernard’s|
|52||Ryan Byrnes||St Kilda||Sandringham Dragons||Beaumaris|
|53||Louis Butler||Western Bulldogs||Sandringham Dragons||Old Brighton|
|54||Bigoa Nyuon||Richmond||Dandenong Stingrays||Rowville|
|56||Ned Cahill||Essendon||Dandenong Stingrays||Mount Eliza|
|63||Lachlan Johnson||Essendon||Oakleigh Chargers||Strathmore|
|64||Leo Connolly||St Kilda||Gippsland Power||Moe|