20-year old Adam Sambono did not play an organised football game until he was 18, but currently leads the NEAFL's goalkicking, drawing the interest of several AFL clubs.

His 21 goals in six matches across his rookie season include hauls of six (on debut), five, and four (twice).

Sambono is such an untapped talent that the AFL this week granted him special permission to represent the Allies at this year's Division One NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

That news came a week after he was named in the NEAFL's representative squad, which he followed with five more goals against the Gold Coast Suns' reserves.

"I'm pretty amazed with what I'm doing, on and off the field," Sambono said.

"It's good to be a role model for my community. Hearing my name called out in the Allies team got me pretty excited and actually proud.

"AFL is something I always wanted to get to. It would be exciting and a great opportunity for me and my family. No-one has been drafted or on a Thunder list from Daly River."