2021 SA AFL Combine Wrap

Central's Leek Alleer sets a record in the Running Vertical Jump at SA's NAB AFL Combine. Picture - Mark Brake (AFL Photos)


Central District’s Leek Alleer has showed off his incredible athleticism, setting a national record in the Running Vertical Jump at SA’s AFL Combine on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ intercepting defender registered a staggering 107cm while leaping off his left foot at the University of SA’s Mawson Lakes Campus.

This surpassed the previous record of 103cm set by North Melbourne’s Kyron Hayden in 2017 and 102cm set by West Coast’s Nic Naitanui in 2008.

Alleer has regularly found himself on SANFL’s highlight reels due to his aerial exploits this season and there was no exception as he placed first in all three Vertical Jump categories.

Measuring in at 196cm, the 20-year-old registered jumps of 90cm from his right foot and 70cm from a standing start.

South Adelaide’s Jason Horne-Francis, almost certain to be picked by North Melbourne at No.1 in the AFL Draft, placed in the top five in two of the Vertical Jump categories as he continued to manage his workload by sitting out the running examinations.

North Adelaide’s Harvey Harrison displayed his versatility in terms of running power, winning the 20m Sprint in a time of 2.845 seconds before placing fourth in the 2km event with a time of 6.37 minutes.

Central’s Luca Whitelum tested along similar lines after placing fourth in the 20m Sprint and second in the 2km Time Trial while Norwood’s Alastair Lord was impressive in being the only player to break eight seconds in the Agility Test before placing 5th in the 2km Time Trial.

Glenelg’s U18 McCallum Tomkins Medallist Hugh Stagg was top five in two events, placing second in the 20m Sprint and fifth in the Agility Test.

Bulldog Shay Linke turned heads at Salisbury’s Bridgestone Athletics Centre with his aerobic capacity, winning the 2km Time Trial in 6.22 minutes, ahead of teammate Whitelum 6.26 and Woodville-West Torrens premiership defender Luke Beecken in 6.34.


20m Sprint

Player Club Time (Seconds)
Harvey Harrison North 2.845
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 2.910
Jordan Lukac Eagles 2.980
Luca Whitelum Central 3.007
Morgan Ferres Sturt 3.015

Agility Test

Player Club Time (Seconds)
Alastair Lord Norwood 7.94
Cooper Beecken Glenelg 8.07
Ronald Fejo West 8.08
Cooper Murley Norwood 8.20
Hugh Stagg Glenelg 8.24

2km Time Trial

Player Club Time (Minutes)
Shay Linke Central 6.22
Luca Whitelum Central 6.26
Luke Beecken Eagles 6.34
Harvey Harrison North 6.37
Alastair Lord Norwood 6.48

Running Vertical Jump - Left Foot

Player Club Height
Leek Alleer Central 107cm (combine record)
Morgan Ferres Sturt 85cm
Jase Burgoyne Eagles 85cm
Cooper Murley Norwood 82cm
Jason Horne-Francis South 82cm

Running Vertical Jump - Right Foot

Player Club Height
Leek Alleer Central 90cm
Cooper Murley Norwood 77cm
Zac Becker Sturt 77cm
Blayne O'Loughlin North 75cm
Andy Moniz-Wakefield NT 73cm

Standing Vertical Jump

Player Club Height
Leek Alleer Central 75cm
Ronald Fejo West 70cm
Harvey Harrison North 70cm
Jason Horne-Francis South 66cm
Jordan Lukac Eagles 66cm
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