West Perth players impress

During the four-day camp in Melbourne, Robertson (18) recorded an impressive time of 9min 46sec in the 3km time trial, the third fastest in the event’s 20-year history.

The former Woodvale Secondary College student was also WA’s best performer in the beep test, reaching level 14.8 (average was 13.5).

West Perth forward Acres had recently undergone shoulder surgery and was unable to complete all testing, but was commended for his efforts along with Dom Sheed and Cameron McCarthy, who were also returning from injury. ‘Dom, Blake and Cameron did their best in the physical testing and supported the rest of the group during the week,’ WAFL talent manager Raff Guadagnino said.

‘Their attitude and commitment was a true indication of outstanding character as each of them put their team mates before themselves.’

The draft combine puts potential draftees through a range of physical, medical, psychological, psychomotor and skills tests to compare the best players from around Australia.

‘The WA football community should be proud of each player’s achievements over the past week as they have undergone many gruelling interviews, medical assessments and physical tests to prove to AFL clubs that they are ready to take their football to the next level,’ Mr Guadagnino said.