CAMPERDOWN export Hamish Sinnott says a rigorous fitness program designed to bolster his power and physical strength will dominate the lead-up to the AFL draft combine.
The Greater Western Victoria Rebels prospect was one of three south-west players invited to feature at the event on October 9.
Portland midfielder Jamieson Ballantyne and Penshurst forward Josh Rentsch were also hand-picked and formed part of an eight-strong Rebels contingent.
Sinnott said he was determined to improve his raw power in a bid to complement his strong gut running and admitted he was "pumped" to receive the call-up.
The combine thrusts young talent into the spotlight and puts players before several AFL recruiters.
I've got a couple of coaches helping me with my power and some running coaches helping me for the two-kilometre (trial).- Hamish Sinnott
"Because it's not for a couple of months and I'm not sure if we'll play any footy before it, I'm training for footy and the combine," he said.
"I've got a couple of coaches helping me with my power and some running coaches helping me for the two-kilometre (trial).
"I'll just go there and perform as well as I can."
Sinnott said he was also working to build size.
"Being skinny and younger than everyone else I probably haven't had as much development as other people," he said.
The 17-year-old, who is 18 in November and is completing year 12, said he was delighted to share the experience with Rebels teammates.
"We've played footy together for the past four years or so," he said.
"We've got pretty close through Rebels and Vic Country and all of that.
"To go in to this combine with all of them there is pretty awesome."
Vic Metro has the largest list of invitees with 22 players selected to take part in the draft combines, followed by Vic Country with 19 players, Western Australia and South Australia which both have 18 players invited.
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