Bombers eyeing off former Clunes player turned VFL gun

Former local Nick Hind may finally catch the AFL break he has been hoping for since he was recruited to the VFL in 2016. All eyes will be on Hind at the 2018 AFL draft later this month.
Photo: Ben Johnstone, Gallivant Photography

After three years in the VFL system, former Clunes star Nick Hind has his fingers crossed ahead of the 2018 AFL draft.

The 23-year-old was recruited by Essendon’s VFL team in mid-2016 and played 15 matches in his debut season.

Hind is best known for his fast pace and flexibility on the ground, this combined with multiple games

listed in the best on ground with 20 disposals or more, has seen him become a target for AFL clubs ahead of the draft later this month.

“I’ve had three seasons with Essendon, it’s all gone pretty quickly to be honest, but fingers crossed hopefully in a few weeks I can get to where I want to go,” Hind said.

“My first goal was just to get a game with the VFL and it all went pretty quickly from there, it has been a bit of a whirlwind.

“The process has been quite good, I’ve learned a lot from it. When I first got into the VFL I was just trying to get up to speed with game plans and trying to become a better player.”

Hind has made a name for himself at Essendon, he was awarded the Jack Feain Best Clubman award in 2017 and was invited to the 2018 Victorian State combine back in October.

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