Lauren Butler takes on AFLW draft combine

Carisbrook’s Lauren Butler was one of just 36 players invited to the 2018 AFLW draft combine

Carisbrook’s Lauren Butler was one of just 36 players invited to the 2018 AFLW draft combine after a stellar season at the helm of the Greater Western Victoria Rebels.

Butler took to the Etihad surface last week and came away from the combine with an impressive time of 7:52 in the two kilometre time trial and reaching level 16.3 on the yo-yo test, a running task similar to the beep test that is designed to measure endurance.

The AFLW draft combine is a gathering of talent where prospective draftees show off their skills in the hope that they’ll get picked up by a club.

Butler said she is satisfied with her top five ranking in both the two kilometre trial and the yo-yo as they were expected to be her best physical assessments.

“They’re probably my strengths, I was hoping to go okay in them and luckily I did,” she said.

“It was pretty exciting, but I was so nervous about it at the same time. I was pretty happy with the endurance fitness testing and I also had some interviews with some of the clubs.

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