7 Queenslanders test in State Combine

Seven Queenslanders were put through their paces in the State Draft Combine Testing at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The combine is the state group test for young footballers aspiring to be picked in November’s 2012 NAB AFL Draft, on Thursday November 22 on the Gold Coast.

Josh Smith (Morningside), Michael Wyld (Morningside), Jamie Skennar (Broadbeach), Tom Fields (Labrador), Jermaine Wardle (Labrador), Scott Clouston (Redland) and Blake Grewar (Redland) performed well despite the cold and wet conditions and were very competitive amongst the group of Victorian, Tasmanian and NSW/ACT invitees.

Highlights of the testing included Tom Fields 20 metre sprint time of 2.85 secs – which would have registered in the top 3 tests conducted in the preceding week at the National Draft combine testing – and the great endurance running from Blake Grewar, Josh Smith and Scott Clouston in the Shuttle Run (Beep Test) who all recorded 14.2.

Blake Grewar was unable to perform all the tests on the day due to an ankle injury that he incurred in last month’s NEAFL  v Gold Coast SUNS elimination final. His effort to run a 14.2 beep under such discomfort was a very gutsy performance.

The tests conducted on the day were the 20 metre sprint test, vertical Jump (standing and running), agility test, repeat sprint test, shuttle run (or beep test).

Players also underwent a Body Composition test and Psychological Testing.

The top 3 performances on each of the tests were:

20 Metre Sprint

Tom Fields 2.85 secs

Scott Clouston 3.08 secs

Jamie Skennar 3.13 secs

Agility Test

Scott Clouston 8.27 secs

Tom Fields 8.42 secs

Jamie Skennar 8.56 secs

Beep Test

Blake Grewar 14.2

Scott Clouston 14.2

Josh Smith 14.2

Results on the Vertical Jump and Repeat Sprint were unavailable

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