Jason Horne-Francis

How would you describe your game to someone who's never seen you play?
A hard, tough inside ball-winner who uses his legs. I've got speed on the outside and can also use the footy pretty well. I love to go down forward and try and kick a snag if I can.

Which players did you watch growing up?
I really liked (Nat) Fyfe and the way he went about his game. I watched him a bit, probably from 2013 onwards. I like how he attacks the footy, hunts the footy. That's kind of how dad brought me up to play, to just go and get the footy, and that's what Fyfe does. I also love how he prepares. His preparation is on point.

If there's a player you've modelled your game on, would it be Fyfe or someone else?
It'd probably be Fyfe again, but besides him Patrick Dangerfield's been a big one for me. His explosiveness out of stoppages is something that's really special and I feel like I have a few of those same attributes. 

"I can’t wait to get into things at Arden St," Horne-Francis said

Josh Goater

How would you describe your game to someone who's never seen you play?
Someone who likes to use his pace on the outside as well as go on the inside and win his own footy. As well as being able to use my vertical jump and be that aerial presence around the ground.

Is there someone you've modelled yourself on as a player?
Probably someone like Lachie Whitfield. Running off half-back, the way he uses his foot skills and his pace to break lines off half-back. In recent years I've been looking closely at players like Marcus Bontempelli. The way he uses the ball on the outside, and can also go and get it himself. 

Paul Curtis

How would you describe your game to someone who's never seen you play?
A dangerous small forward who is able to create something out of nothing. Clean hands, good goal sense. I make everything my ball.

Who were the players that you idolised growing up?
Following Carlton from a young age, I loved watching Eddie Betts. Seeing Eddie kick all the goals, winning goals of the year was fantastic. I've probably modelled my game more on someone like Bailey Fritsch. A medium half-forward who's able to lead but can also get to the forward ball. 

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Miller Bergman

How would you describe your game to someone who's never watched you play?
Hard working. I try to run to get into attack off half-back, but also get back to defend, so two-way running. I love to have a hard workrate and try to find a lot of the ball. Love to use my skills to open up the game and bring teammates into better positions.

Which players did you love to watch growing up?
I loved every North Melbourne player. I wouldn't have a favourite. But from another team, Lance Franklin. What he can do in front of goals is unbelievable ... being able to kick that many goals in today's game, when it's harder with team defence. I loved watching Buddy play. 

Watch some of the best bits of Miller Bergman's 2021 season in the NAB League after North selected him with pick 38 in the draft.

Jackson Archer

How would you describe your game to someone who's never seen you play?
I'm a really competitive player who never wants to lose. I hate losing. I'll leave everything out on the field and give my all.  I back myself on the offensive side as well to intercept with marks, and get my teammates involved.

We saw some of the highlights of you when you got drafted, destroying people with tackles. Tell us about the fierce edge you bring to your game.
I try to set the tone a little bit - be physical. A big tackle gets everyone revved up a bit, and gets me revved up. I thrive off contact and always try to make my opponent earn the possession.

Which players did you admire growing up and try to base your game on?
I'm a big North fan so I won't mention North players because I love every player there. But in terms of other teams I loved Joel Selwood from Geelong and (GWS forward) Toby Greene. I play nothing like them but they're really competitive players and I love the way they go about it.

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