The NFL is taking a serious look at Australia and the Oceanic region to find new players.
This coming October, the NFL will launch the first official NFL International Combine. The Combine will commence with a number of satellite and regional combines being held across Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
A final showcase where players will be able to test their skills in front of NFL officials is set for the Gold Coast on October 5th & 6th.
The NFL International Combine will serve as a new channel for athletes of all codes across the Oceanic region and open a pathway for a sporting future in the NFL.
What is the NFL International Combine?
The NFL International Combine is an invitational scouting showcase, designed to discover and evaluate potential NFL talent. Mirrored on the annual NFL Combine staged in Indianapolis, USA, all NFLIC athletes participate in a range of speed, agility, strength and skill-based tests, each designed to assess the athlete’s suitability to play in the NFL.
The process begins with a series of regional testing days around Australia and the Oceania region.
Who can attend a regional testing day?
Any athlete between (min age) 21 – (max age) 25 in the year 2019, who is in good physical condition, and who has a strong desire to play in the NFL is encouraged to register for a regional testing day.
Regional Testing Dates
Fiji – 27th August 2018
Auckland – 29th August 2018
Samoa – 31st August 2018
Wellington – 2nd September 2018
Brisbane – 5th September 2018
Sydney – 7th September 2018
The NFL has reminded athletes of the sizes of players normally playing in the different positions:
Running Back (5’10” – 6’2” / 95kg – 105kg)
Wide Receiver / Cornerback (5’11” – 6’5” / 85kg – 105kg)
Offensive / Defensive Linemen (6’2” – 6’8” / 125kg – 150kg0