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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