Tasmanian AFLW draft prospect Libby Haines did her hopes of being picked up no harm whatsoever at the 2018 Draft Combine, showcasing her athleticism with a terrific performance throughout testing. 

Haines, a TSLW Team of the Year representative from the Burnie Dockers, finished in the top five for the 5 metre sprint (fourth), 20 metre sprint (fifth) and 2km Time Trial (fourth)

Haines also recorded top 10 performances in a range of other tests, including the Yo-Yo test (score of 15.8 – equal sixth), 10 metre sprint (1.956 – ninth) and vertical jump (47 – seventh).

Unfortunately Libb’s highly rated twin sister Chloe was unable to test at the combine due to illness.

Greater Western Sydney star Alicia Eva, who coached the duo as part of the Eastern Allies, was full of praise for both of them when speaking with afl.com.au earlier in the week.

“Both are really good in the air,” Eva said of the TSLW Team of the Year duo.

“Libby reminds me of (North Melbourne defender) Dani Hardiman, in that she’ll come off her opponent to impact a contest, in a third-man-up role. She’ll float in, take a rebound mark then get the ball going back the other way. She reads the ball really well in flight.

“During the championships, I really encouraged her (Libby) to back in her foot skills, take the game on, change some angles and set us up going forward.

“Chloe, in terms of her midfield role, sets up really nicely as a sweeper or outside receiver and spreads really well. She finds herself in some pretty dangerous positions.

“She’s very promising and can go forward and kick goals, too.”

“The Haines twins have a bright future ahead of them.”

The Haines twins pose for a photo at the AFLW Draft Combine. IC: AFL Photos


Charlotte Wilson 1.113
Lauren Bella 1.118
Emerson Woods 1.133
Libby Haines 1.155
Madeline Brancatisano 1.168


TOP 5 – 20m SPRINT
Emerson Woods 3.129
Sophie Van De Hueval 3.232
Charlotte Wilson 3.242
Madeline Brancatisano 3.29
Libby Haines 3.299


Minutes Seconds
Nina Morrison 7 14
Eleanor Brown 7 29
Emerson Woods 7 39
Libby Haines 7 51
Lauren Bulter 7 52