WA players produced promising results at the NAB AFL National Draft Combine in Melbourne this week, with consistent top five performances in a number of skill and agility tests.
Among those to impress was a trio of Tall Defenders in Harrison Marsh (East Fremantle), Nick Rodda (West Perth) and Kamdyn McIntosh (Peel Thunder), who all excelled in different areas.
Harrison Marsh (East Fremantle) – top 5 repeat sprints
Kamdyn McIntosh (Peel Thunder) – top 5 beep test (14.7)
Nick Rodda (West Perth) – top 12 for 20m sprint
Laine Wilkins (Peel Thunder) – top 5 vertical jump, clean hands and Nathan Buckley kicking test.
Josh Simpson (East Fremantle) – top five Nathan Buckley kicking test
Jesse Hogan (Claremont) – top 20 beep test (14.3)
Adam Carter (South Fremantle) – top 20 beep test (14.3)
Sean Lynch (South Fremantle) – top 20 beep test (14.1)
WA State Academy Manager Raffeale Guadagnino said the WA players illustrate the depth of talent and athletic ability that the WAFL system continues to produce.
“The WA football community should be proud of the player’s achievements over the past week as they have undergone many gruelling interviews, medical assessments and physical tests to prove to AFL clubs that they are ready to take their football to the next level,” Guadagnino said
“Unfortunately there have also been a number of injuries leading into the testing with Shannon Taylor (hamstring), Mason Shaw (back), Brant Colledge (hip), Marco Paparone (knee), Dayle Garlett (hip) and Tom Lee (calf) unable to complete full testing.
“On behalf of the WAFC I congratulate all of the boys on their hard work and determination and wish them all the best with their football future.”
The 2012 NAB AFL Draft Combine concludes today, Friday, October 5 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
Another 19 WA players have been invited to attend screening at the State Draft Combine on October 14