Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Emerging Star Good Chance in AFL Draft; Childhood Ambitions near Realisation

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Emerging Star Good Chance in AFL Draft; Childhood Ambitions near Realisation

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Byline: Madolyn Peters Madolyn.Peters@dailymercury.com.au

DID YOU KNOW

When running out on the field Nick Kempe always runs next to the captain as it gives him confidence going into the game.

AUSSIE RULES: At the start of school each year Nick Kempe would be asked what he wanted to do when he was older and his answer would always be the same.

He wanted to play in the AFL. In fact, in his mind, one day he would be.

His dream is well on the way to becoming a reality after the Eastern Swans junior was nominated as a potential Gold Coast Suns Academy selection in this month's AFL Draft.

"I didn't expect this year to go the way it did," Kempe said. "If you asked me what would be the ideal pathway into the AFL, I would say go through all the rounds and make Allies and play NEAFL." And that's exactly what he did. …

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