The Recruit is an Australian rules football reality television series that began airing on Fox8 from 16 July 2014. The winner of the show will be drafted to an Australian Football League (AFL) club’s rookie list via a special draft in September, at the end of each series. They will be listed as Category B rookie the same as an international player or someone who hasn’t played for more than 3 years.

The first series was hosted by Ryan Fitzgerald and featured Michael Voss as the head coach. Contestants must not have been previously selected to an AFL club list, be over 20 years of age and have not played in a senior state league in the past 2 years.[2]