The Wimmera's best and brightest footballers were put through their paces at a Greater Western Victoria Rebels' education and testing day on Sunday.
25 of the 140 invitees in the under-18 program were from the region, and 23 of the 140 in the under-16s.
Nine Ararat-based players and three Stawell youngsters were invited.
AFL Wimmera-Mallee regional development manager Jason Muldoon said it was a valuable experience.
"It was split up into two sections, an education in the morning focusing on social media and all the other AFL policies that go with the NAB League," Mr Muldoon said.
"Combined with that, head coach Marc Greig did a video review and talked about some expectations for the group.
"Then in the afternoon the boys did some testing with Rookie Me, who are the accredited testers for the AFL."
The youngsters had their height and weight taken, and were tested on their agility, vertical leap, 20 metre sprint and aerobic capacity, with the yo-yo test.
FULL LIST OF WIMMERA'S INVITEES
Ararat: Luke Spalding, Matthew Spalding, Ryan Weppner, Jeziah Woods
Horsham, Ben Hobbs, Harley Pope, Jonty Scott
Horsham Saints, Will Brennan, Sam Breuer, Jackson Davidson, Cody Helyar, Gage Wright, Cody Bryan, Austin McKenzie
Noradjuha-Quantong, Riley Dunlop
Laharum, Archie Harrison
Nhill, Mitchell Jones, Drew Schneider, Adam Zimmerman
Taylors Lake, Codi Kenny
Warrack Eagles, Charlie Penny, Lachlan Stewart, Dane Stewart
Stawell: Sam Chatfield, Bailey Taylor
Ararat, Kade Bohner, Tom Cousins, Jordan Cox, Henry Shea, Flynn Toner
Dimboola, Harper Harradine
Horsham, Jett Hopper, Brody Pope
Horsham Saints, Max Bryan, Liam Dunn, Andrew Taylor
Kalkee, Paddy Mills
Kaniva Leeor United, Patrick Munn
Nhill, Matthew Brown, Brayden Purchase
Noradjuha-Quantong, Ryan Fischer
Rupanyup, Lachie Weidemann
Taylors Lake, Billy Taylor
Warrack Eagles, Dylan Watts, Daniel Penny, Josiah Keam
Stawell, Sam Jenkinson.
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