Nick Coffield was drafted with pick 8 during the 2017 National Draft. After having an outstanding national carnival with Vic Metro, Coffield put recruiters on notice as he dominated games both in defence and in the midfield. Starting as a halfback, Coffield’s elite skills saw him move into the midfield where he accumulated an average of 22 disposals at 74% efficiency.
Not only is Nick a highly regarded player, his leadership skills have also been highly praised. The Northern Knights captain excelled at the National Combine, most notably in his 2.9 second 20m sprint.
Nick made his AFL debut in round 3 of the 2018 AFL season where he accumulated an impressive 18 disposals, 1 goal and 6 marks. Since, Nick has continued to excel in his role, playing several games where he has successfully impacted St. Kilda’s defensive game. His ability to successfully execute disposal off the half-back line has been a key part of his contribution.