Queenslanders primed for Draft Combine

Five Queenslanders will head down to Melbourne this week for the 2015 NAB AFL Draft Combine, commencing at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday October 9 and will conclude on Sunday October 11.

Ben Keays, Corey Wagner, Mabior Chol, Rueben William and Eric Hipwood have all been invited to test in front of all AFL clubs before the NAB Draft later this year.

William will not be able to take part in the physical testing due to injury.

Draft prospects will participate in an in-depth evaluation of their potential to play at the highest level. Testing will measure athletic attributes such as speed, agility and endurance along with refined drills to assess their football skills.
AFL National and International Talent Manager Kevin Sheehan said 82 prospects will attend the Draft Combine this year.
“It is now down to the analysis of the players’ physical abilities and personalities,” he said.
“The Draft Combine is an up close and very personal look at a player’s athletic strengths and football skills as well as medical checks and interviews as clubs look at each player’s make-up.
“Over 150 recruiting and coaching staff will observe the players’ every move.”
Highlights of the 2015 NAB AFL Draft Combine:
Friday October 9
NAB AFL Draft Combine Welcome
Victory Room B
Psychomotor test
Victory Room D
Matthew Lloyd clean hands/handpassing test
Nathan Buckley kicking test
Brad Johnson goal-kicking test
Stadium surface
Saturday October 10
Sprints & Agility
Stadium surface
Repeat sprints
Stadium surface
Shuttle Run (beep test)
Stadium surface
Sunday October 11
3km time trial
Stadium surface

Nine Queenslanders have also been invited to test at the State Combine on October 26 in Sydney.

Dyson Budarick (Labrador), Wylie Buzza (Redland), Gareth Hunt (Aspley), Paul Hunter (Redland), Jesse Joyce (Palm Beach Currumbin), Max Spencer (Palm Beach Currumbin), Matt Uebergang (Redland), Josh Wagner (Aspley), and Nick Weller (Brisbane Lions Academy) will all be tested in front of AFL Clubs for one full day. 

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