Peel pair try out for AFL scouts at WA draft combine

A pair of Peel Thunder players will put their best foot forward in an attempt to impress AFL scouts at this Sunday’s WA state AFL draft combine.

Noah Hura and Calvin Thorne will both be looking to stand out from the rest of the pack as they are put through a number of physical trials including strength, agility and endurance tests.

They are two of 16 players from across all WAFL clubs to be tested as they look to be selected in this year’s NAB AFL draft.

Both players made their league debut for the Thunder this season.

Thorne played 17 games in Peel’s league squad in 2016, averaging 13 disposals and kicking four goals as a small forward.

He will head into the combine as the equal second-shortest player on the list at just 175 centimetres tall, but his ability to play as an opportune forward could help him stand out.

Hura played just one game for the Peel league side this season, debuting in round 22.

While he struggled to find much of the football (five disposals), he did show his ability to score with a goal.

Hura played colts for the majority of the 2015 season, booting 20 goals from 16 games.