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2021 SA AFL Combine Wrap

Shay Linke meets teammate Luca Whitelum at the 2km time trial finishing line. Picture - Mark Brake (AFL Photos)

On Saturday the 16th of October the State’s best draft hopefuls competed in SA’s NAB AFL Combine which was held from 9am at the University of SA’s Mawson Lakes campus, where players tested their physical dimensions before undertaking 20m sprint, agility and jump tests.

This was then followed by the 2km time trial at the Bridgestone Athletics Centre in Salisbury.

Central District were proud to have the most players testing from any team, the Central District players were Shay Linke, Isaiah Dudley, Luca Whitelum and Leek Alleer.

At least one Centrals player finished in the top 5 in all events except for the agility test.

Central District’s Leek has showed off his incredible athleticism, setting a national record in the Running Vertical Jump at SA’s AFL Combine on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ intercepting defender registered a staggering 107cm while leaping off his left foot at the University of SA’s Mawson Lakes Campus.

This surpassed the previous record of 103cm set by North Melbourne’s Kyron Hayden in 2017 and 102cm set by West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in 2008.

COMBINE RESULTS

20m Sprint

PLAYER CLUB TIME (SECONDS)
Harvey Harrison North 2.845
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 2.910
Jordan Lukac Eagles 2.980
Luca Whitelum Central 3.007
Morgan Ferres Sturt 3.015

Luca Whitelum completes the 20m sprint. Image – Mark Brake (AFL Photos)

Agility Test

PLAYER CLUB TIME (SECONDS)
Alastair Lord Norwood 7.94
Cooper Beecken Glenelg 8.07
Ronald Fejo West 8.08
Cooper Murley Norwood 8.20
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 8.24

Isaiah Dudley completes the Agility Test. Image – Mark Brake (AFL Photos)

2km Time Trial

PLAYER CLUB TIME (MINUTES)
Shay Linke Central 6.22
Luca Whitelum Central 6.26
Luke Beecken Eagles 6.34
Harvey Harrison North 6.37
Alastair Lord Norwood 6.48

Shay Linke completes the 2km time trial first. Image – Mark Brake (AFL Photos)

Running Vertical Jump – Left Foot

PLAYER CLUB HEIGHT
Leek Alleer Central 107cm (combine record)
Morgan Ferres Sturt 85cm
Jase Burgoyne Eagles 85cm
Cooper Murley Norwood 82cm
Jason Horne-Francis South 82cm

Leek Alleer setting a national record in the Running Vertical Jump. Image – Mark Brake (AFL Photos)

Running Vertical Jump – Right Foot

PLAYER CLUB HEIGHT
Leek Alleer Central 90cm
Cooper Murley Norwood 77cm
Zac Becker Sturt 77cm
Blayne O’Loughlin North 75cm
Andy Moniz-Wakefield NT 73cm

Standing Vertical Jump

PLAYER CLUB HEIGHT
Leek Alleer Central 75cm
Ronald Fejo West 70cm
Harvey Harrison North 70cm
Jason Horne-Francis South 66cm
Jordan Lukac Eagles 66cm