TOP 5s | 2024 Preseason Testing – Western Australia

WESTERN Australia’s top young talents were put through their paces at last week’s preseason testing event, hosted by Rookie Me. Prospects consisting mainly of WAFL Colts players took to the Curtin University facilities on a scorching Sunday to see where they sit ahead of season proper.

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Claremont was the top performing club when it came to top five finishes across each event – namely standing and vertical jumps, the 20-metre sprint, agility test, and yo-yo test – with seven. Meanwhile, Ned Reiger accounted for Swan Districts’ high of two top spot placings.

Tiger Eric Cox starred to make the cut in top fives across three events – the running vertical jump, 20m sprint, and agility test. Among those to feature highly in two tests, teammate Hugh Boxshall managed the impressive feat of doing so in a power (running vertical jump) and endurance (yo-yo test) event.

Plenty of highly rated AFL Draft hopefuls also participated. Peel Thunder defender Bo Allan was third in the agility test but did not partake in the jumping events (Achilles strain), while Claremont small Austin van der Struyf came fifth in the 20m sprint.

Fellow state summer squad members Anthony Hansen, Toby Whan, and Luke Bennett were among others to achieve top five placings. Bennett notched the highest running vertical jump, while Hansen (agility test) and Whan (yo-yo) clocked in with respective efforts good enough for second.

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1. Brodie Donkin (Perth) – 78cm
2. Trent Hiscock (West Perth) – 74cm
3. Jacob Eddington (East Perth) – 73cm
4. Lukas Jakovich (Peel Thunder) – 73cm
5. Tre Healey (South Fremantle) – 72cm


1. Luke Bennett (Peel Thunder) – 94cm
2. Eric Cox (Claremont) – 91cm
3. Jacob Eddington (East Perth) – 90cm
=4. Patrick Clare (Swan Districts) – 88cm
=4. Hugh Boxshall (Claremont) – 88cm

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1. Ned Reiger (Swan Districts) – 2.901 seconds
2. Eric Cox (Claremont) – 2.906 seconds
3. Charlie Cotter (Claremont) — 2.933 seconds
4. Loch Mactaggart (Perth) – 2.939 seconds
=5. Lukas Jakovich (Peel Thunder) – 2.94 seconds
=5. Austin van der Struyf (Claremont) – 2.94 seconds


1. Ned Reiger (Swan Districts) – 7.799 seconds
2. Anthony Hansen (Swan Districts) – 7.881 seconds
3. Bo Allan (Peel Thunder) – 7.901 seconds
4. Eric Cox (Claremont) – 7.904 seconds
5. Brodie Donkin (Perth) – 7.962 seconds


1. Austin Chapman (West Perth) –  22.01
=2. Toby Whan (South Fremantle) – 21.08
=2. Lachie Mammana (Perth) – 21.08
=4. Lucas Andrews (South West) – 21.07
=4. Will York (Peel Thunder) – 21.07
=4. Hugh Boxshall (Claremont) – 21.07
=4. Baxter Gray (Perth) – 21.07

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