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Will Phillips narrows draft options to "about four clubs"


Likely top five draft pick Will Phillips’ preference is to be drafted by a Victorian based club, though he says he’d be happy to get an opportunity anywhere.

Speaking on SEN's Dwayne’s World on Wednesday afternoon, the Oakleigh Chargers midfielder says he’s begun to contemplate the clubs who might call his name on draft nigh next week.

“I’ve probably nailed it down to about four clubs at this rate. Two interstate and two Melbourne based,” Phillips said.

“I’m content with that. I’d be lying in saying my preference isn't to stay in Melbourne, but I think that speaks for all people in their own state.

“But in saying that I’d love to go interstate as well. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I feel I’d do really well in an interstate environment. All clubs have got good support networks around the players.”

Phillips, who is likely to be the first Vic Metro player selected on draft night next week, had just wrapped up a hit-out between Victorian draft hopefuls organized by NAB academy coaches in front of a raft of club recruiters.

“It was funny, you had all the recruiters up along the wing and all the way around to the goals,” Phillips said.”

“Every kick they were watching us and it felt like there was a lot of pressure there”.

Phillips entered season 2020 as one of the leading prospects after averaging 22.1 disposals in 10 games as a bottom ager for the Chargers in 2019.

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