Two of the region's most promising young footballers will have the chance to test themselves at draft combines, as they chase down their professional dream.
Horsham Saints' product Mitch Martin will showcase his skills at the Rookie Me draft combine in October.
Rookie Me, an independent talent partner of the AFL, offers young athletes the chance to demonstrate their ability and submits a detailed player profile to every AFL club.
Martin, although impressing with Vic Country and the GWV Rebels, missed out on one of the 79 places in the initial AFL Draft Combine.
Ararat's Ella Wood has been invited to the AFLW draft combine, also to be held in October.
The draft combine list was expanded this year, with four new teams entering the AFLW in 2020.
Wood has already impressed with the Western Bulldogs in the VFL Women's competition this season.
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