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Hayden sets new record as WA players shine at National CombineThursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:53 PM

WEST Australian players showcased their talent at the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium this week, highlighted by a new record for the running vertical jump from Subiaco’s Kyron Hayden.

Hayden's huge leap of 103cm saw him overtake the record of 102cm set by Nic Naitanui at the 2008 combine and Jared Brennan in 2002.

The impressive result came as something of a surprise from the Lions midfielder, who stands at 185cm.

Subiaco team mate Ben Miller also impressed, sharing top honours in the agility test by running 8.10 seconds, while also scoring a perfect 30 out of 30 in the goal-kicking test and recording a 2.91 as one of the best performers in the 20m sprint.

DEPPRO WA State 18s co-captains Oscar Allen (West Perth) and Aaron Naughton (Peel Thunder) both finished in the top 10 of the Smartspeed agility test. Allen also came seventh in the running vertical jump.

Claremont’s Jake Patmore was among the best in the goal kicking test with a score of 25 out of 30.

South Fremantle's Tim Kelly didn't complete physical testing due to knee soreness following a knock in the WAFL Preliminary Final.

Photo: Kyron Hayden



WA Players

Brayden Ainsworth - Subiaco / Ports Esperance

Oscar Allen - West Perth / Whitfords

Callan England - Claremont / Hale / Wembley Downs

Kyron Hayden - Subiaco / Hale

Tim Kelly - South Fremantle / Palmyra

Ben Miller - Subiaco / Railways Kalgoorlie

Aaron Naughton - Peel Thunder / Rockingham

Jake Patmore - Claremont / Christ Church

Brandon Starcevich - East Perth / Trinity / Mt Lawley-Inglewood

Sam Taylor - Swan Districts / Guildford Grammar / Upper Swan


Top Results

Smartspeed 20-metre sprint

Jack Petruccelle          2.87 seconds

Kane Farrell                2.90

Aiden Bonar                2.90

Ben Miller                   2.91

Nick Coffield               2.91

Ben Paton                   2.95

Brent Daniels              2.95

Stefan Okunbar           2.95

Jaidyn Stephenson      2.95

Nicholas Shipley          2.97


Smartspeed agility test

Kane Farrell           8.10 seconds

Ben Miller              8.10

Brent Daniels         8.11

Trent Mynott          8.20

Nathan Kreuger      8.21

Aaron Naughton     8.22

Mitchell Podhajski   8.26

Oscar Allen            8.27

Stefan Okunbar      8.29

Matthew Ling         8.30

Callan England       8.30

Aiden Bonar           8.30

Andrew Brayshaw   8.30


Standing vertical jump

Aiden Bonar             89cm

Kyron Hayden          82cm

Ben Paton                80cm

Harrison Jones         79cm

Jordan Houlahan      77cm

Jordan Johnston       75cm

Jack Petruccelle       74cm

Noah Balta              74cm

Adam Sambono       73cm

Hayden McLean       73cm


Running vertical jump

Kyron Hayden        103cm

Kane Farrell           95cm

Jordan Houlahan    95cm

Hayden McLean     92cm

Noah Balta            89cm

Harrison Jones       88cm

Oscar Allen            88cm

Tom McCartin        88cm

Matthew Day         87cm

Nathan Kreuger      87cm


Goalkicking test (score out of 30)

Jordan Houlahan 30

Angus Schumacher 30

Jackson Ross 30

Ben Miller 30

Jake Patmore 25

Ryley Stoddart 25

Changkuoth Jiath 25

Andrew Brayshaw 25

Connor Ballenden 25

Aaron Naughton 25

Aiden Bonar 25


Kicking test (score out of 30)

Connor Ballenden 30

Jack Higgins 29

Angus Schumacher 29

Jack Payne 29

Hayden McLean 29

Jackson Ross 29

Ned Reeves 29

Jordan Houlahan 28

Hunter Clark 28

Lloyd Meek 28