Baker relaxed ahead of NAB AFL State Draft Combine

Angus Baker is taking a relaxed approach as he prepares for the NAB AFL State Draft Combine in Melbourne later this week.

Angus Baker will attend the NAB AFL State Draft Combine later this week. Photo: TJ Yelds/NEAFL

The 21-year-old, who was named the NEAFL's Rising Star in August, told canberrademons.com.au he is feeling relaxed ahead Thursday's testing.

“I’m not thinking about it too much really, just trying to get my body right and do everything I can in the right manner, including my diet, training and sleeping,”Baker said.


“I think it’s important to keep pretty relaxed and keeping calm will go a long way in being able to achieve the goals that I’ve set out.”


Baker, who is seen as a late round or rookie draft selection if he were to make his way to the AFL this year, admitted he wasn’t getting ahead of himself.


“If it happens, it happens, but if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, and I will just focus on next year.”


"I'm honestly just grateful for the opportunity."


The defender was one of Canberra’s best in 2019, named among the Demons’ best 14 times from 17 games, averaging 30 disposals, seven marks and five rebound 50's.


Joining Baker at the NAB AFL State Draft Combine will be former Demon Sam Fisher who has impressed in the VFL since joining the Northern Blues from the Sydney Swans in 2018.

Former Canberra Demon Sam Fisher will also attend the NAB AFL State Draft Combine. Photo: Dylan Burns/AFL Media

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