Former Ararat Storm player Georgia Clarke has completed the AFLW combine in her bid to secure a spot in the upcoming draft.
The combine is a combination of physical and skills testing, along with interviews with prospective clubs ahead of the AFLW draft on October 23. Physical assessments involve tests for agility - running vertical leap, standing vertical jump, a 20-metre sprint, a two-kilometre time trial and a yo-yo test.
Clarke said she had been training for the combine for the last few months.
“I have been working really hard and in the build up I was getting nervous, but once I arrived I knew I was ready to go,” she said.
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At just 18 years of age and currently studying year 12 in Hamliton, Clarke said she was happy with her performance during the two day testing. Clarke polled fourth in the standing vertical jump.
Clarke said she it was hard to measure how successful her performance was, as there was “so much talent in the one space”.
“I played VFLW with Geelong this year, it would be ideal to be selected by the club to continue on at Geelong. At the end of the day I would be happy to be drafted – and more than happy to just make the list,” she said.
While it's an anxious few weeks wait for the teenager, she will now turn her concentration to the books as she starts her final few weeks of the Victorian Certificate of Education.
“I’m hoping to get into medical imaging at university next year,” she said.
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