Magpies Alex Aurrichio was featured yet again on afl.com.au. The AFL featured Aurrichio’s training efforts to secure a rookie contract for the upcoming season.
Aurrichio was not deterred for his dream of becoming a professional athlete despite not receiving any offers after the USAFL combine. Aurrichio commented on his time in the combine saying, ‘The combine thing too, it’s tough. Because it’s not like footy where there’s so much hitting. Who’s the guy who’s going to get punched in the mouth and get back up and go again? You can’t measure those intangibles in a combine.’
‘I want to be a professional athlete. So I want to do whatever it takes while I can to make it happen, even if that means coming halfway across the world,’ Aurrichio tells AFL.com.au.
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