A list of former Northern Football League/Diamond Valley Football League players who have played AFL football in recent years.
Bontempelli was the No. 4 pick in 2013 AFL Draft, selected by Western Bulldogs. A tall and verstatile midfielder, he has drawn comparisons to Scott Pendlebury and Nick Dal Santo.
Caddy was selected by Gold Coast with pick No. 7 in the 2010 AFL Draft. He played 24 games for the Suns over two seasons before moving to Geelong where he played 18 games in his first season with the club.
Corr was recruited by the GWS Giants with pick number 12 in the 2012 AFL Draft and played 10 games in his debut year. The defender played his junior football at Macleod and played three senior matches with the Kangaroos during the 2012 NFL season.
After being selected with pick No. 2 in the 2007 draft, Cotchin has gone on to become one of the AFL’s premier midfielders. The Richmond skipper has already claimed two club best and fairest awards and was runner-up in the 2012 Brownlow medal. Cotchin reached his 100-game milestone during the 2013 season.
Currie was first selected by Sydney with pick No. 49 in 2006 but was delisted after three seasons without playing a senior game. An impressive year in the SANFL eventuated in him being selected by North Melbourne with pick No. 56 in the 2012 draft. Currie is yet to make his AFL debut.
Grimes was selected by Richmond in the 2010 Pre-Season Draft. Despite an injury-plagued start to his career, Grimes was elevated into the club’s leadership group prior to the 2013 season. He has played 26 games and is one of the Tigers’ best young defenders.
Grimes was the 14th pick at the 2007 AFL Draft and made his debut for Melbourne in 2008. He became co-captain of the Demons in 2012 and in the same season finished runner-up in the club’s best and fairest. Grimes has played 68 games at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
Selected with pick No. 39 in the 2009 draft, Grimley made his long-awaited debut in Round 9 this year against the Gold Coast. He played a further two matches and was a key player in Box Hill’s VFL premiership win this season.
One of the game’s greats. Harvey has done it all in a career that has spanned 18 seasons and a North Melbourne record 326 games. A former captain, 1999 premiership player and five-time club best and fairest, Harvey has signed on for the 2014 season after averaging 24 disposals and a goal throughout 2013.
The 21st pick in the 2012 AFL Draft, Hrovat played seven games for the Western Bulldogs in his first season. Last week he signed a contract extension, tying him to the club until the end of 2016.
Selected by Essendon with pick 5 in the 2007 AFL Draft, Hurley has impressed as both a key forward and defender. He played his junior footy with Macleod and played four games with the senior side as a 16-year-old in 2006 - including the club's Grand Final loss to Greensborough.
After winning the best on ground medal in North Heidelberg’s 2005 Division 1 Grand Final win, King was taken by Richmond with pick No. 24 in the Rookie Draft. He has gone on to play 105 games and has booted 77 goals. A crowd favourite, King is known for his ferocious attack on the football.
Lennon played his junior football in the Yarra Junior Football League, but played four senior games with Macleod’s seniors in 2011. He was drafted to Richmond with pick No. 12 in the 2013 AFL Draft.
<dl><dt>Initially hailing from West Lalor, Prestia was taken by the Gold Coast Suns with pick 9 in the 2010 AFL Draft. He had a breakout season in 2013, finishing runner-up in the club's best and fairest award after averaging 25 possessions across his 20 games.</dt></dl>
Shaw debuted in 2006 and played 173 games for Collingwood, including the 2010 premiership. He won the Michael Tuck medal in 2011 as best afield in Collingwood’s NAB Cup premiership win. At the conclusion of the 2013 season Shaw was traded to Greater Western Sydney.
Shaw debuted for Collingwood in 2000 and played 94 games for the Magpies. He was traded to Sydney prior to the 2009 season and finished runner-up in the club’s best and fairest that season. Shaw has gone on to play 99 games for the Swans, including the 2012 premiership.
Vlastuin was picked up by Richmond with pick No. 9 in the 2012 draft. He debuted in Round 5 and played 18 games in his debut season, including Richmond’s first final in 12 years. Vlastuin received an AFL Rising Star nomination in Round 7.
Made his debut in 2009 and in his fourth match famously booted the winning goal on ANZAC Day with the last kick of the game. Has played 87 games for the Bombers and in 2011 became the youngest player in 30 years to win the best and fairest. Zaharakis won the ANZAC Day medal in 2013
All game tallies are correct at the conclusion of the 2013 AFL season.