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AFL Fitness Testing – TAC Cup Fitness Testing Day Action from 2012

March 19th, 2021 · No Comments · AFL

Under 18 Australian Football players who compete in the TAC Cup (now known as the NAB League) take part in a fitness testing day each year, in March before the start of the season. This video of the 2012 testing day shows the 20m sprint, vertical jump, AFL agility test and beep test. The current players (boys and girls) do the yo-yo test instead of the beep test. See more about the NAB League Testing Days with all recent results.

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AFL Grand Final Sprint 2020

November 1st, 2020 · Comments Off on AFL Grand Final Sprint 2020 · AFL

Here is the final for the AFL player 100m sprint race from the 2020 AFL Grand Final day. The sprint this year was held during the quarter-time break for the first time, as the usual half-time was taken up by the entertainment show. The winner was the Geelong’s Jordan Clark. Unfortunately for Geelong, they were not able to replicate the victory in the main match. See more about the Grand Final Sprint.

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2019 AFL Grand Final Sprint

September 30th, 2019 · No Comments · AFL

The AFL player sprint race was again held at half time of the 2019 AFL Grand Final. The winner was Ben King from the Gold Coast Suns, the first time a Suns player has won the event. Thankfully there were no ring-ins this year, with all the 18 participants coming from AFL clubs. Last year’s race included a couple of amateur U18 players, with one of them, Godfrey Okereneyang from the Coolamon Hoppers Club, winning the final. See more about the history of the Grand Final Sprint.

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2018 AFL Grand Final Sprint

October 11th, 2018 · No Comments · AFL

Here is the final for the AFL player sprint race held at half time of the 2018 AFL Grand Final. The winner was Godfrey Okereneyang from the Coolamon Hoppers Club, representing young footballers from around the country. The 16-year-old Okereneyang is a player from the GWS Academy. The highest placed AFL player was Jordan Murdoch from Geelong, who finished third. A little embarrassing for the professional footballers (the same thing happened in 2016). See more about the history of the Grand Final Sprint.

 

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AFL Combine Tests Explained

May 10th, 2018 · No Comments · AFL, Testing

A description of all the physical tests conducted at the AFL annual pre-draft combine, with information about how the tests relate to football performance. This video was produced before some changes to the testing list in 2017, when the beep test and was replaced with the yo-yo intermittent test and the 3-kilometre time-trial was reduced to a 2km run. See more about the AFL combine.

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2017 AFL Grand Final Sprint

October 4th, 2017 · No Comments · AFL

To cap off a sensational year for the Tigers, in addition to the Grand Final, the Brownlow, and the Norm Smith medal, Richmond player Connor Menadue won the 2017 Grand Final half-time sprint. See more about the history of the Grand Final Sprint.

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2015 AFL Grand Final Sprint

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments · AFL

Here is the final for the AFL player sprint race held at half time of the 2015 AFL Grand Final. Included in the field were two cab drivers (the race was sponsored by the company 13 Cabs). Also for sponsorship reasons, all the runners wore bright yellow tights. The winner was Majak Daw, the first winner of the race from the North Melbourne football club. See more about the history of the Grand Final Sprint.

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2016 AFL Grand Final Sprint

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments · AFL

Here is the final for the AFL player sprint race held at half time of the 2016 AFL Grand Final. The winner was James Shirley, a 28-year-old suburban footballer from the Murrumbeena Football Netball Club, who won through qualifying races to represent local footballers. Second was AFL player Jed Bews from Geelong. A little embarrassing for the professional footballers. See more about the history of the Grand Final Sprint.

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AFL now recruiting from the US

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · AFL, Testing

The AFL are searching worldwide to find tall players. Here is a highlight package of the 4th international combine held by the AFL (Australian Football League). I would love to see how these guys go if given a chance to play AFL. You can see the top results from this combine, their athleticism matches the Aussie combine efforts.

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Reaction Time Testing with a Champion AFL Player

October 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · AFL, Reaction Time

The 2014 Brownlow medal winner Matt Priddis is put through his paces on a series of reaction time tests at the Edith Cowan University Sports Science department. It shows a good range of basic reaction time tests, then a couple of more sport specific tests that are more relevant to this Aussie Rules footballer. See information about the AFL reaction time test.

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