TAC Cup Players Test Well At Combine

TAC Cup participants have taken close to a clean sweep of the NAB AFL National Draft Combine tests, with fellow Victorian Dean Towers from the VFL pipping them in one element of the Combine.

The four day event saw coaches, recruiters and media flock to Etihad Stadium to take a glimpse of the Nation’s future AFL champions.

Of 10 varied testing methods, TAC Cup players finished at the top of the pecking order in nine categories, including the 3km Time Trial, Shuttle Run, Clean Hands Test, Goal Kicking Test, Kicking Test, Agility Test, Running Vertical Jump, 20m Sprints and Repeat Sprints.

The 2011 NAB AFL Draft saw 39 TAC Cup players recruited to AFL Clubs, which made up 55% of the Draft. This November looks to be following suit with Victoria saturating the Combine testing results.

Below outlines the top performer in each category.

3km Time Trial

Joshua Kelly                         VIC                 Sandringham Dragons       09:48

 

Shuttle Run

Tom Clurey               VIC                 Murray Bushrangers           15-1

 

Clean Hands Test

Matthew Dick            VIC                 Calder Cannons                  29

Laine Wilkins                        WA                  Peel Thunder                       29

 

Goal Kicking Test

Jake Stringer                        VIC                 Bendigo Pioneers                30

Andrew Bolton         QLD                Broadbeach                          30

Jesse Lonergan       TAS                Launceston                           30

 

Kicking Test

Rory Atkins               VIC                 Calder Cannons                  29

Laine Wilkins                        WA                  Peel Thunder                       29

Josh Simpson          WA                  East Fremantle                     29

 

Agility Test

Lachie Hunter          VIC                 Western Jets                         8:00

 

Running Vertical Jump

Spencer White         VIC                 Western Jets                         100

 

20m Sprint

Adam Saad               VIC                 Calder Cannons                  2.81

 

Repeat Sprints

Matthew Haynes      VIC                 Northern Knights                 23.91




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