Samoa Beat


Samoa is to play a key role in the National Football League’s global search for new talent. As
part of their ongoing search for international athletes, the NFL will be staging the first ever
N.F.L International Combine on the Gold Coast, Australia on the 6 th of October.

Prior to that, talent evaluators will scour the greater Oceania region to find the best athletes to
participate in the Gold Coast Combine.

Samoa has been selected as one of only 6 locations where talent scouts will conduct a
testing day, during which all aspiring Samoan athletes will be put through a series of speed
and agility tests, all designed to evaluate their suitability to play in the NFL.

Any athlete, who will be aged between 21-25 in 2019, and is in good physical condition, is
free to participate in the Samoan testing day. There is no cost associated with participating
in the testing day.

Following the 6 regional testing days, 75 athletes will be selected and flown to and
accommodated on the Gold Coast to participate in the inaugural NFL International Combine.

Furthermore, 5 athletes from the Gold Coast Combine may be chosen to enter the NFL
International pathway program, which will include a fully funded 3 month training program
at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida, USA, before potentially entering the NFL draft.

This is a remarkable opportunity for any Samoan athlete who has dreams of an international
sporting career. Very few athletes are afforded such a platform to launch into one of the
world’s largest professional sporting leagues.

Details for the Samoan testing day are as follows:

Date: August 31, 2018
Time: Registration - 9am
Testing - 10am – 2pm
Location: St Josephs School, Alafua, Apia, Samoa
Registration details can be found at
For further information please call Brett Pickett or +61 403 182 085.