Delisted North Melbourne big man Majak Daw to train with Melbourne ahead of 2021 AFL season

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Majak Daw will train with Melbourne ahead of the 2021 AFL season.
Camera IconMajak Daw will train with Melbourne ahead of the 2021 AFL season. Credit: Ben Gibson/Melbourne FC

Former North Melbourne big man Majak Daw could be on the brink of an AFL comeback, announcing he will train with rivals Melbourne.

Daw played 54 games for the ‘Roos during a controversial 11 seasons at the club.

He was one of 11 players delisted at the end of 2020, after North Melbourne finished the season second-last.

In a statement, the Demons confirmed Daw would be given an opportunity starting on Monday.

“As part of the Pre-Season Supplemental Selection Period we have offered Majak Daw an opportunity to train with us for the remainder of pre-season,” Melbourne’s list manager Tim Lamb said.

“We are looking to potentially further reinforce our tall stocks and Majak will be given the opportunity to impress during this period.”

Melbourne has two spots on its rookie list with a decision to be made by early March.

West Aussie Kobe Farmer, the son of former Fremantle and Melbourne legend Jeff Farmer, is already at the Demons training with the club in the hope of securing a contract.

Deakyn Smith is also with the club as a training partner.

Daw was taken by North Melbourne with pick nine in the 2009 Rookie Draft.

But he failed to debut until 2013, after being suspended for an “indefinite period” for lying to the club and coach Brad Scott while recovering from knee surgery.

He played 16 games before being delisted by the club at the end of 2015, but was later re-drafted as a rookie in 2016.

Daw missed the entire 2019 AFL season after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a fall from Melbourne’s Bolte Bridge in December 2018.

But he made an inspirational return to the game in 2020.

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