AFL Draft Combine: Claremont’s Jake Waterman impresses

Jake Waterman running sprints during the AFL Draft Combine. Picture: Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images
Jake Waterman running sprints during the AFL Draft Combine. Picture: Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images

CLAREMONT’s Jake Waterman joined 12 football players from Western Australian at the 2016 NAB AFL Draft Combine.

The players travelled to Melbourne earlier this month to take part in the four-day test at Etihad Stadium.

West Perth players Liam Baker and Josh Rotham also made the trip.

AFL national and international talent manager Levin Sheehan said the NAB AFL Draft Combine brought the best young talent to one place for a final round of testing.

“The draft combine is the final chance many clubs will have to see prospective players up close,” he said

“Clubs will not only watch the testing but will conduct interview with players as they count down to the 2016 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney.”

The draft combine includes testing of athleticism and football skills, as well as assessing each player’s personality and character.