2013 International AFL Combine
Here is information about an international Australian Football combine in 2013. These international combines use the same tests as conducted at the AFL Draft Combine. Here are details about a US combine in LA, an international combine in Dublin, and a combine in New Zealand.
Seventeen ex-college basketball players attended the AFL's 2013 USA Combine held in LA.
North Dakota forward Patrick Mitchell received a international rookie contract from the Sydney Swans following his performance at this combine.
Decathlete and American Football player David Grzesiak was also impressive, jumping 86cm in the standing vertical jump (as did Matt Sauey and Cliff Ederine), also excelling in the 3 km time trial, winning in 10 minutes and 34 seconds, almost a minute ahead of second-placed Taylor Broekhuis.
Here are the details of just the best performing participants out of the 17 that attended the combine.
|Akeen Johnson||195cm||St Francis College||Basketball|
|David Grzesiak||195cm||University of Wisconsin||Track decathlete - Olympic trials, football|
|Demario Hines||201cm||IPFW||High school and college basketball|
|Jamell Harris||203cm||Eastern Michigan University||Basketball|
|Matt Sauey||201cm||University of North Florida||Soccer and basketball|
||208cm||UMES||Basketball and soccer|
Speed (20m sprint)
|1||Akeen Johnson||2.86.sec||195cm||St Francis College||Basketball|
||2.97sec||208cm||UMES||Basketball and soccer|
|3||Jamell Harris||3.02sec||203cm||Eastern Michigan University||Basketball|
Agility (AFL agility run)
|1||David Grzesiak||8.11sec||195cm||University of Wisconsin||Track decathlete - Olympic trials, football|
|2||Cliff Ederine||8.13sec||194cm||Eastern Washington||Basketball|
|3||Demario Hines||8.14sec||201cm||IPFW||High school and college basketball|
Standing vertical jump
|=1||David Grzesiak||86cm||195cm||University of Wisconsin||Track decathlete - Olympic trials, football|
|=1||Matt Sauey||86cm||201cm||University of North Florida||Soccer and basketball|
Running vertical jump
|1||Cliff Ederine||102cm||194cm||Eastern Washington||Basketball|
|=2||Matt Sauey||101cm||201cm||University of North Florida||Soccer and basketball|
|=2||David Grzesiak||101cm||195cm||University of Wisconsin||Track decathlete - Olympic trials, football|
European Combine - Dublin
24 athletes (23 from Ireland and one from England) were invited to the European Combine held at Dublin City University in Ireland. The list comprised of mostly Irish athletes, predominantly from Gaelic football backgrounds. The combine was held over two days 12th – 13th February, 2013. The athletes were put through their paces by former Sydney Swans Premiership winner and Kerry footballer Tadhg Kennelly. Two successful athletes were selected to attend the 2013 AFL Draft Combine in October.
Invited: Bill Maher (Tipperary), Gavin Burke (Dublin), Ger Leech (Westmeath), James Laverty (Belast, ARFLI), Cormac Costello (Dublin), Conor Carville (Derry), Cameron Cope (Wolverhampton), Shane Walsh (Galway), Niall Scully (Dublin), Eric Lowndes (Dublin), Paddy Brophy (Kildare), Ronan Daly (Roscommon), Shane Carthy (Dublin), Niall Grimley (Derry), Daniel Flynn (Kildare), Che Cullen (Fermanagh), Lee Cullen (Fermanagh), Adam Gallagher (Mayo), Ethan Rafferty (Armagh), Damien Cahalane (Cork), Hugh McFadden (Donegal), Steven O'Brien (Tipperary), Philip Quirke (Tipperary), Pádraig Lucey (Killarney).
Below is the top 3 results for each test.
Standing Vertical Jump
- Cameron Cope – 70cm
- Damien Cahalane – 64cm
- Shane Walsh – 64cm
Running Vertical Jump
- Cameron Cope – 84cm
- Eric Lowndes – 84cm
- Damien Cahalane – 82cm
- Daniel Flynn – 8.09sec
- Shane Carthy – 8.11sec
- Cameron Cope – 8.17sec
20m Sprint Test
- Cameron Cope – 2.94sec
- Paddy Brophy – 2.97sec
- Damien Cahalane – 2.99sec
- Paddy Brophy – 14.7
- Eric Lowndes – 14.2
- Niall Scully – 14.2
New Zealand Combine
The AFL held its second New Zealand combine at the ASB Indoor Stadium Kilbernie in Wellington on the 24th of January 2013. The National Combine involved 40 participants from Northland, Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury.
- More about the International AFL combines
- AFL Draft Camp Top Scores for each year.
- Description of the AFL Draft Camp Tests.