North Launceston's Oliver Sanders was among five of Tasmania's brightest footy talents put through their paces at Monday's AFL draft combine.
The former soccer prodigy joined Sam Banks and Baker Smith (both Clarence) and North Hobart duo Tyler McGinniss and Will Splann in being given the opportunity to showcase their athletic prowess across a series of tests.
The operation was split across two venues, with physical challenges at the Southern Tasmania Netball Association in New Town and endurance testing at the Domain Athletics Centre.
AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan said the national draft combine is an opportunity for players to showcase their physical ability before the AFL draft at the end of November.
We are certainly very excited with the level of talent of this group of future stars for the AFL.AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan
"The 2021 version of the AFL draft combine will look a little different, but we held similar events in 2020 with great success and it will provide all AFL clubs a chance to assess players on their physical capabilities," he said.
"We are certainly very excited with the level of talent of this group of future stars for the AFL."
AFL clubs were asked to select their preferred players to attend the draft combine.