Sudanase-born Jok on the pace at St Kilda
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Sudanase-born Jok on the pace at St Kilda

Mature-age draft prospect Tom Jok has made an immediate impression at his potential new AFL club by winning the time trial for St Kilda’s young players.

The athletic Sudanese-born utility, who played the final seven games of the season for Collingwood’s VFL team, stood out at Moorabbin as the contingent of young Saints reported back for pre-season training.

Jok, 21, is looking to impress at St Kilda ahead of the AFL national and rookie drafts.

In front: Tom Jok is looking to make an impression at the Saints.

In front: Tom Jok is looking to make an impression at the Saints.Credit:St Kilda Football Club

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Standing at around 190cm and originally from the Dandenong Stingrays, Jok won the 3km time trial ahead of Jack Sinclair, Ed Phillips, Jack Lonie and Josh Battle.

Jok split his time this year between the VAFA with St Kevin's Old Boys and Collingwood’s VFL team. He was close to selection all season before breaking through for his VFL debut in round 14.

New Saint Dan Hannebery was on hand for the club’s first training session but, as one of the club’s experienced players, the former Swan won’t resume full training for a few weeks yet.