On the 3rd of October 2013, the 20-year-old Irish player Daniel Flynn signed his first 2-year contract with Port Adelaide Football Club as the club’s first international rookie.
From his county Kildare in Ireland, this elite underage player was destined to a great career as a Gaelic footballer but has recently made the decision to cross the world to play in the AFL.
Flynn showed outstanding performances at the annual NAB AFL Draft Combine recently, running the 20-metre sprint in 2,83 seconds, the repeat sprint in 24,25 seconds and the agility test in 8,08 seconds. These were all top 4 results of the 110 elite juniors from Australia.
AFL Europe is extremely proud of Daniel having come through the Talent ID program run in Europe including the combine run in Dublin in February this year. He showed outstanding athletic ability and a natural movement with a Sherrin tucked under the arm. Earlier this year, he played for the European Legion against the AIS-AFL Academy. His display in that match further raised interest and now he finds himself on the PAFC list.
We wish him all the best for the next season!
Early December will see the next AFL Europe Combine to be held in Dublin. Who will be the next to make the step into AFL?