Foxtel’s The Recruit is looking for new recruits to join the AFL.
Produced in conjunction with the AFL, The Recruit is a reality football entertainment series that follows 12 ‘Recruits’ who live and play together as a team, while at the same time copeting against each other, in order to win a guaranteed place on an AFL list.
The successful series which launched in 2014 saw coach Michael Voss targeted by Port Adelaide to become its new midfield manager in 2015; winner Johann Wagner was drafted by Port Adelaide Power president David Koch; and the Irish miracle Padraig Lucey was recruited by Geelong.
Next season one of the most respected scouts in the country Gary Buckenara, embarking on a national tour across local and country leagues and regional Australia in search of players for a second series of the hit program.
Buckenara is a four-time premiership player who recently left the Hawks after 11 years as a recruiting manager. He was responsible for many draft wins including Jarryd Roughead, Lance Franklin, and Jordan Lewis.
The Recruit is open to footballers over the age of 20 as of March 1, 2016 who have not been on an AFL list. They must not have been a registered player in the VFL, SANFL, WAFL or NEAFL competitions in 2015 and not be contracted to one of these competitions for 2016.
Those who think they could be The Recruit should head to www.fox8.tv to register their details.
The Recruit will air on Fox 8 in 2016