Foxtel reality TV show 'The Recruit' will end with an AFL draft


Officials of the AFL has scheduled an official draft meeting in September for a Foxtel reality show in which the winner will be listed as a “category B” rookie a club’s rookie list. The meeting will be shown live as the final episode for The Recruit, in which 50 players are progressively reduced to a final three with the winner, guaranteed a position on a club list as a rookie. The show has already been completed, with the contestants narrowed to just three.

Under the rules for The Recruit, players in the pool have to be at least 20 years old, that they have never been on an AFL club’s list and, that they have not been playing in a senior state league such as the VFL, the SANFL or the WAFL in the past two years.

The show is hosted by former Brisbane champion and coach Michael Voss. It consists of 10 episodes and features the players playing in some scratch matches.

Darren Burgess, Leigh Russell, Ben Dixon and Ryan Fitzgerald who are all big personalities in the AFL in the past appear regularly on the program. The players are assessed by Ex-North Melbourne premiership player and veteran AFL assistant coach Anthony Rock. The show will be shown on entertainment channel Fox 8 rather than Fox Footy. This is the same channel that has Australia’s Next Top Model.

Andrew Dillon, the AFL’s chief legal officer confirmed the draft would be held on the Wednesday of preliminary final week. He said the details of the draft are still being worked out and that it has to comply with all the rules of the AFL. He confirmed the winner will be guaranteed a spot on an AFL club’s rookie list. The AFL is confident that there will be clubs which will be really interested in recruiting a player, or players from the show. For full AFL season coverage get the Foxtel Sports Package.

Foxtel reality TV show ‘The Recruit’ will end with an AFL draft

Officials of the AFL has scheduled an official draft meeting in September for a Foxtel reality show in which the winner will be listed as a “category B” rookie a club’s rookie list. The meeting will be shown live as the final episode for “The Recruit”, in which 50 players are progressively reduced to a final three with the winner, guaranteed a position on a club list as a rookie. The show has already been completed, with the contestants narrowed to just three.

Under the rules for The Recruit, players in the pool have to be at least 20 years old, that they have never been on an AFL club’s list and, that they have not been playing in a senior state league such as the VFL, the SANFL or the WAFL in the past two years.

The show is hosted by former Brisbane champion and coach Michael Voss. It consists of 10 episodes and features the players playing in some scratch matches.

Darren Burgess, Leigh Russell, Ben Dixon and Ryan Fitzgerald who are all big personalities in the AFL in the past appear regularly on the program. The players are assessed by Ex-North Melbourne premiership player and veteran AFL assistant coach Anthony Rock. The show will be shown on entertainment channel Fox 8 rather than Fox Footy. This is the same channel that has Australia’s Next Top Model.

Andrew Dillon, the AFL’s chief legal officer confirmed the draft would be held on the Wednesday of preliminary final week. He said the details of the draft are still being worked out and that it has to comply with all the rules of the AFL. He confirmed the winner will be guaranteed a spot on an AFL club’s rookie list. The AFL is confident that there will be clubs which will be really interested in recruiting a player, or players from the show. For full AFL season coverage get the Foxtel Sports Package.

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