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Lennon stars in AFL documentary

Draft Days, Part 1: Ben Lennon Watch part one of AFL.com.au's exclusive documentary following Ben Lennon and two other young stars through their draft year.
Ben Lennon opt the Tigers in action during the Richmond Tigers training session at the ME Bank Centre, Melbourne on January 17, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Ben Lennon opt the Tigers in action during the Richmond Tigers training session at the ME Bank Centre, Melbourne on January 17, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Richmond youngster Ben Lennon stars in a new documentary, which tracks the progress of three childhood friends on their path to the draft.

The documentary, made by AFL Media, takes an in-depth look at the lives of Lennon, Jack Billings and Luke McDonald, before they were drafted to the Tigers, St Kilda and North Melbourne respectively.

Their friendship had developed at junior level as teammates and opponents, before they went through all the Victorian representative squads together and formed a close bond.

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Through a number of interviews with each of the prospects across the year, Draft Days captures the differing emotions of being a draftee: the uncertainty, nerves and excitement of waiting until the end of November to have so many questions answered.

Draft Days gives a candid insight into what makes the trio tick, delves into their friendship, how they prepare for games, their home and social life, and their different personalities.

Draft Days follows the trio from before the important under-18 championships in May through to December, where they are interviewed while settling into their AFL careers with their lives changing rapidly. 

Despite being highly touted juniors and enjoying successes, each had his challenges in his draft year, which evolve throughout the Draft Days documentary.

Click on the video player above to watch the first installment.