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Follow the 2017 NAB AFL Draft  November 24, 2017 6:26 PM


Follow the action from the NAB AFL Draft being held in Sydney.

Gold Coast will take the following picks in: 19, 41, 50, 54, 74 and 88.

The Draft begins at 6pm AEST (7pm AEDT), and will be shown live on Fox Footy and the AFL Live App for subscribers.

We'll keep you up to date with all of our selections across our social media channels and right here on our website.


Pick No. 19 - Wil Powell (Claremont)


The Gold Coast SUNS have secured exciting young midfielder Wil Powell with selection No. 19 in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

An inside and out midfielder, Powell has had a huge growth spurt in the last 18 months and is just maturing into his body.

He plays his football instinctively, is tough and very competitive.

The athletic midfielder has an elite GPS profile, and is really passionate about his footy.

His family are passionate about football and Powell being the best player he can be. After playing for Claremont on weekends, he goes and runs water for his local club Scarborough, which his family very highly rated and do a lot of work for the local junior team.


What the experts say 

Pick No. 42 - Charlie Ballard (Sturt) 


Gold Coast has selected tall midfielder Charlie Ballard with pick No. 42 in Friday night’s NAB AFL Draft.

Representing South Australia in the U18 National Championships, Ballard provided plenty of eye-catching footy on the wing and showed that he is a strong overhead mark.

A significant growth spurt saw the teenager grow a rapid 15.5cm and the tall wingman, now standing at 195.5cm, believes he is still growing.  

Ballard was one of South Australia's best players in the AFL under-18 championships, averaging 18 disposals and four marks on a wing.

He won plenty of the ball at U18 level in the SANFL before stepping up to reserves level.


Pick No. 52 - Brayden Crossley (Gold Coast SUNS Academy) 


With pick No. 50, Gold Coast product Brayden Crossley has officially become a SUN after being part of our Academy for a number of years. 

A tough, big-bodied ruckman that stand at 198cm and 105kg, Crossley put in a number of strong performances for the SUNS’ NEAFL team in 2017.

He has shown vast improvement from the first half of this year, when he was challenged to get more intense and improve his work rate.

Crossley is a tough competitor and his back up work at ruck contests and his stoppage work, where he has two and three and four efforts, are what make him such an appealing prospect.

He was Player of the Year during the Academy series, before going on to represent the Allies at the U18 National Championships where he was named MVP.


Pick No. 55 - Connor Nutting (Gold Coast SUNS Academy) 


Another Gold Coast SUNS Academy product joins the club after being selected at No. 55 in the NAB AFL Draft.

Nutting has been in the Gold Coast system for a number of years now has improved greatly over the last 8 to 12 months as a running rebound defender.

His form in 2017 earned him a call up to the Allies for the U18 National Championships.

The rebounding defender has a great leap, aiding his ability to spoil and mark, and be the third man up.