Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy player Noah Cumberland has been invited to trial at the 2019 NAB AFL Draft Combine.

Cumberland is an 18-year-old left footed medium forward who wins his own ball, is tenacious in contests and has a neat step through traffic. He impressed for the Brisbane Lions Academy earlier in the year with his best performance against the Dandenong Stingrays in the NAB League where he gathered 26 disposals.

While playing for the Allies in the 2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships he had 18 disposals against South Australia, putting him in the team’s best players.

AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan said:

“Medium Forwards in the AFL today need to have an X-factor or point of difference to make the grade. Innate goal sense, strength overhead, and the ability to turn opponents inside out are some of the attributes of this positional group.

"Two 2019 NAB AFL Rising Star nominees, in Port Adelaide's Connor Rozee and North Melbourne’s Cameron Zurhaar, were previously part of this group and have gone on to both have an outstanding year having kicked 53 goals collectively over the season so far."

The NAB AFL Draft Combine is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfil their dream of playing in the AFL.

The NAB AFL Rising Stars Program comprises the following elements:
• NAB AFL Rising Star
• NAB AFL Draft
• NAB AFL Draft Combine
• NAB AFL Trade Period
• NAB AFL Academy
• NAB AFL Under-18 Championships
• NAB AFL Under-16 Championships

NAB has proudly supported footy for over a decade, providing boys and girls with a clear pathway from NAB AFL Auskick to the big time.