One week after starring on the biggest stage in Tasmania, Jackson Callow is preparing to play at the MCG on grand final day.
One of Tasmania's most highly touted draft prospects for 2020, Callow kicked three goals in North Launceston's 29-point TSL grand final victory last weekend to finish third in best-on-ground voting.
This Saturday he will get another chance to impress recruiters and scouts when he lines up as one of just two Tasmanians in the under-17 All Stars Futures exhibition game.
"I can't wait to be honest," the 17-year-old said.
"There's going to be a pretty big crowd there and a lot of important people as well.
"Being able to play with the best blokes around Australia my age is well is going to be a pretty cool experience."
The St Patrick's College student is no stranger to playing alongside the country's best junior talent having already represented the under-17 All-Australian team this year in an exhibition match against New Zealand.
This time he will be the only Tasmanian on his team - Team Dal Santo - with fellow Tasmania Devil Sam Collins and AFL Tasmania coach Darren Trevena both aligned with Team Brown.
The two teams are named after former AFL stars Nick Dal Santo and Jonathan Brown, and will be coached by fellow ex-stars Leigh Brown and Luke Power.
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"Sam Collins from Hobart, he'll be playing in the opposite team to me so that would be a good match-up," Callow said.
"Hopefully we get to play on each other, we've had a good year together so far."
Saturday's match will also provide Callow with the chance to tick off a bucket list item held by many aspiring footballers - playing on the MCG.
"I've been there a few times over the years to support Melbourne even though we've had a rough year this year," he said.
"It'll be good."
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