Tasmania’s Hugh Dixon has been invited to attend the NAB AFL National Draft Combine, in October.

Dixon is a talented young key forward that has been invited to the Combine off the back of a fantastic year for the Tassie Mariners, the Allies and his Tasmanian State League club, Tigers FC. The invitation will see Dixon tested with other elite talent from across the country in front of the eyes of all 18 AFL club recruiters.

AFL Tasmania State Talent Manager Jy Bond believes Dixon’s inclusion is just rewards for outstanding consistency.

“It is great to see Hugh invited to the Combine for his consistent and continual form.

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“He has had a standout season with the Mariners and Allies, he has been a really strong performer and was the most consistent forward in the division two championships.

“I’m excited for Hugh to have the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of AFL scouts and build on the interest already around him as a draft prospect.

“It is a great opportunity for Hugh, however I would have loved to see more Tasmanian talent invited to the Combine.”

To allow players further opportunities to impress recruiters AFL Tasmania is exploring TAC Cup opportunities for players that missed out on invitation to the national combine; forming alliances with one or more TAC Cup clubs.

“We will continue to strive to give our talented players the best chance to realise their AFL dream,” Bond said.

The NAB AFL National Draft Combine runs from October 3-6 at Etihad Stadium, in Melbourne.