2018 Men’s and Women’s National Combine Athletes announced
12 Apr, 2018
The 2018 AFL New Zealand National Combine will take place on Monday April 23rd at the ASB Sport Centre in Wellington and will test the best up and coming AFL players in the country.
The combine will be just one part of a showcase week for AFL New Zealand, tying in with the ANZAC Day weekend. The New Zealand Senior team will continue its rivalry against the AFL’s Under 17 Academy team on April 24th at Westpac Stadium, whilst New Zealand youth teams will take part in a 2 game series.
The best 30 Male and 15 Female Athletes from around the country are selected from the AFL New Zealand Academy and flown to Wellington to complete testing in front of AFL talent scouts.
Attendees will complete a variety of tests in front of AFL New Zealand staff and AFL team representatives and each of the events within the programme has a focus on fun and looks to provide those involved with motivation to improve themselves in varying facets of skill and fitness.
Vertical leap, Agility, 20 metre Sprint and the Beep test are all measured at the National Combine.
The Combine Programme can also provide opportunities for New Zealand selection, AFL International Scholarships and potentially the commencement of an AFL career.
Former New Zealand AFL player and now current NZ 7’s player Sam Dickson was spotted by then Head Coach Gordon Tietjens during the 2012 National Combine and has been a regular in the national Seven’s side for the past three years including being selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Current AFL signings, Kurt Heatherley and Barclay Miller have been involved with previous combines which has lead to AFL International Scholarships with Hawthorn and St Kilda.
Congratulations to all athletes selected for the 2018 National Combine.
|Alexander Kempt||St Brendans/ St Pats silver stream||Wellington||08/05/2003||181||66.2|
|Angus Hammett||St Bedes||Canterbury||07/05/2003||178||68.5|
|Bailee Laurenson||Wellington College||Wellington||09/09/2003||183||77.3|
|Blake Williamson||Whangarei Boys High School||Northland||24/07/2001||186||79|
|Connor Hotton||St Thomas||Canterbury||30/11/2003||180.5||72.9|
|Daniel Howie||Takapuna Grammar||Auckland||29/05/2000||191||75|
|Douglas McJorrow||Scots College||Wellington||11/03/2002||175||59.8|
|Ethan Halton||Rosehill College||Counties||08/06/2001||183||74.1|
|Gabriel King||Hutt Valley High School||Wellington||21/12/2001||193||85|
|Hari Below||Heretaunga College||Wellington||23/03/2002||189.5||72.5|
|Jared Taylor||Hutt Valley High School||Wellington||25/02/2001||197||76|
|Jonah Christians||Scots College||Wellington||25/05/2001||180||61.6|
|Joseph Cole||Aotea College||Wellington||01/05/2003||183||61.7|
|Kieran Charlton||St Thomas||Canterbury||23/05/2002||182||70|
|Kynan Stowers-Smith||St Bede's College||Canterbury||07/11/2001||182.5||92.7|
|Liam Mayes||Rosmini College||Auckland||11/08/2001||182.5||72.3|
|Luke de Roo||St Bedes||Canterbury||19/04/2002||184||75.5|
|Luke Williams||Pakuranga College||Counties||14/06/2001||178.5||73.7|
|Manny Snooks||Whangarei Boys High School||Northland||08/06/2001||191||88.2|
|Maxwell Milne||Otago Boys High School||Otago||07/10/2001||187||68.4|
|Oliver Gawn||Hutt Valley High School||Wellington||21/09/2002||190||91|
|Richard Evans||Hutt Valley High School||Wellington||03/10/2001||185||74.1|
|Sam Anderson||St Bede's College||Canterbury||25/04/2001||176.2||66.3|
|Samuel Warton||Kristin School||Auckland||19/08/2002||187||66.6|
|Shayden Jones-Codlin||Whangarei Boys High School||Northland||23/09/2002||185.5||74.6|
|Thijs (Tyce) Turner||Hutt Valley High School||Wellington||23/07/2002||190||65|
|Will Roff||St Patricks College||Wellington||08/04/2003||183||65|
|William Kempt||St Pats Silverstream||Wellington||06/09/2000||193.5||95.1|
|Abigail Cotton||Auckland||Kingsway School||14/05/2002||169.5||60.2|
|Alyssa Clemas||Auckland||Green Bay High School||11/07/2001||165.5||54.4|
|Brianna Groube||Auckland||Pakuranga College||25/03/1999||164.5||62.9|
|Chelsea Young||Counties||Pukekohe High School||27/12/2001||164.2||56.4|
|Jaimee Wyatt||Auckland||Westlake Girls High School||07/01/2001||165||57.6|
|Jolyn Collins||Auckland||Massey High School||22/10/1998||163||61.6|
|Killarney Morey||Auckland||Epsom Girls Grammar School||04/07/2001||171.5||75.4|
|Kylie McGahan||Auckland||Westlake Girls High School||24/03/2003||171||63.3|
|Petra Milne||Otago||Otago Girls High School||16/11/2003||175||62|
|Sam Lightfoot||Wellington||Sacred Heart Wellington||15/09/2000||172||68|
|Shaiah Te Paiho||Wellington||Tawa College||11/04/2001||173||72|
|Taylor Rademeyer||Auckland||Pukekohe High School||13/09/2001||156||57.7|
|Valentina Serrano||Auckland||Baradene College||22/10/2002||160||56.2|