Drummond to Play VFL
Mooroopna’s Nathan Drummond is the latest Murray Bushranger to be promoted into the VFL following a
call up to the Richmond VFL team for this weekend. Drummond returned to the Bushrangers in 2014 as a
19 year old and has demonstrated great form with both the Bushrangers and the Victorian Country Under
Murray Bushrangers Talent Manager Lee Fraser highlighted that the VFL pathway as a crucial aspect of the
clubs 19 year old program. “As a club we see it as a key component of the 19 year old season is getting
exposure to the VFL, there is a clear pathway between TAC CUP, VFL and then into the AFL system”.
“Bushranger coach Darren Ogier with the support of our midfield coach Adam Mudra have worked closely
with Nathan on specific aspects of his game which has seen him perform as an inside goal kicking
“Having attended school in Melbourne, this is effectively Nathan’s first full year in our program. Nathan’s
form in the early part of the season has been outstanding and despite a hamstring injury a few weeks
back, Nathan is ready for his VFL opportunity”
Drummond is penciled into play up to 3 games with the Tigers VFL team providing him with an
opportunity to experience an AFL environment and perform against current listed AFL players.
Murray Bushrangers Talent Manger Lee Fraser emphasized the strong alignment between the TAC CUP
and AFL clubs. “As a club we work closely with AFL clubs regarding our playing list, the Richmond Football
Club have expressed interest in Nathan playing in their VFL side, the time is now right for Nathan to step
into the VFL”.
Drummond is likely to play a variety of roles for the Tigers with a view to demonstrating his flexibility in
what is a great opportunity to impress recruiters ahead of this year’s National Draft.
Fraser highlighted that there would be more VFL opportunities as the season progressed. ‘Darren Ogier
and myself will continue to liaise with AFL clubs on a weekly basis and identify VFL opportunities
throughout the remainder of the 2014 season’
The Bushrangers remaining 19 year olds in Dan Howe (Rennie) and Kieran Ellis (Albury) are all likely to
receive opportunities later in the season.