MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Darcy Parish of the Bombers runs with the ball during the Essendon Bombers AFL Intra-Club match at True Value Solar Centre on February 19, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

We look at which rookie midfielders impressed in the NAB Challenge and which you should have in your Supercoach team in 2016.

As expected, Sydney academy draftee Callum Mills showed he is a future star, producing three impressive performances in the NAB Challenge.

Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver¬†and Sydney’s Goerge Hewett also look the real deal.

Callum Mills (Sydney)

NAB Challenge SuperCoach average: 88.7

Price: $211,800

Recorded consistent high scores of 95, 72 and 99 in his three NAB Challenge outings and should force his way into the senior side for round one and he looks destined to be a future star.

If his pre-season form continues, the No.3 draft pick will see a huge price rise and could be a handy sell later in the year.


Clayton Oliver (Melbourne)

NAB Challenge SuperCoach average: 72

Price: $207,300

Clayton Oliver surged into contention for round one, with three impressive performances in the NAB Challenge. Scores of 54, 70 and 92 at an average of 72 has shown why the Dees selected the midfielder with pick No.4 in the National Draft.


George Hewett (Sydney)

NAB Challenge SuperCoach average: 100

Price: $123,900

The third year Swan enjoyed a highly impressive NAB Challenge, with scores of 118 and 82 in his two matches and could push for senior selection early in the year.

Brent Macaffer (Collingwood)

NAB Challenge SuperCoach average: 44.5

Price: $174,200

After missing out on all of 2015 due to an ACL injury, Macaffer is priced at just $174,200. While he is not regarded as a high scoring player, he established himself in in Collingwood’s best 22 as a run with player in 2014 before his knee injury in round 22 of that. If he forces himself back into the Pies’ best 22, he could rack up some handy scores and see a nifty price rise.

Darcy Parish (Essendon)

NAB Challenge SuperCoach average: 74

Price: $202,800

Parish should slot straight into the Bombers’ best 22. He has big wraps on him and given Essendon’s depleted list, should see plenty of game time.