The addition of Eastern Blues key marking forward Levi Inglis to the AFL New Zealand National Draft will be closely scrutinized by the coaching fraternity of each of the four teams participating in the 2016 AFL New Zealand Premiership.
Inglis is well known for his capability to change a game with his turning skills and a deadly goal snap. Each of the premiership competition teams will be searching for goal kicking potential and Inglis will appear high on their respective shopping lists and is likely to be an early draft pick.
After commencing his representative career with the Under 18 New Zealand team, Inglis progressed through South Pacific ranks to secure his position in the 2014 International Cup squad.
A stand out game for New Zealand against eventual champions Papua New Guinea, showcased the potential of the 20 year old Cantabrian and it is expected his forward line flair will light up the new competition.
High Performance Manager Mick Coultard was happy to see the AFL New Zealand pathway producing a procession of talent.
“Levi is one of a number of selections who will appear in the National Draft, who has benefited from the time spent in High Performance development programmes. His appearance in the 2013 Under 18 National Championships has provided him with an initial platform that has allowed him to now be one of New Zealand’s premier forwards.”[interaction id=”560c5f1474a791dd4b27f7f8″]