HAMISH Sinnott is planning his next football move after pushing the disappointment of AFL draft night aside.
The Camperdown Magpies teenager is likely to spend another season in the NAB League system working on his power, speed and contested work in a bid to impress recruiters.
Sinnott, who was overlooked in the national and rookie drafts last week, said those closest to him had encouraged him to extend his time with Greater Western Victoria Rebels.
A chance to train with VFL club Geelong on Monday nights in the lead-up to Christmas also beckons while university in Melbourne next year is on his to-do list.
"It comes around pretty quickly, after the draft is done you've got a week to decide what you're going to do," he told The Standard.
"I will probably try and become a 19-year-old with the Rebels, that is what coaches want me to do.
"I think it's probably the best thing for me, going back for another year with the Rebels, maturing a bit more and hopefully getting another look at the draft.
"The first two days (after the draft) were hard and then you just have to get over it and think of better things.
"You never know, it might help me not getting drafted this year."
Sinnott, who carved a niche at half-back in his top-age season, said there were positives to take from his 2021 campaign, which included earning a Vic Country guernsey and invite to the AFL combine.
"Twelve months ago I don't think many clubs would even known who I was, so it a good year just to get my name out there which I was pretty happy with," he said.
Sinnott, whose manager is former Essendon great and Camperdown export Scott Lucas, said talking to recruiters had also helped him identify areas of improvement.
"My power and speed were big ones, most people (I spoke to) agree on, so I am working hard on that and my contested game and getting in and under a bit more," he said.
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