Friday, June 5, 2015

Eagles dominate southern side

REPRESENTATIVE football returns to North Hobart Oval for the first time in many years tomorrow (Saturday) as the SFL takes on the NWFL in the battle for regional bragging rights starting at 3.30pm.

The experienced players in the SFL side will need to be right on their game from the first bounce as the NWFL team will be brimming with a list of high quality players.

The 2015 SFL side is dominated by the presence of players from reigning premier New Norfolk, which has nine players selected in the southern list of twenty-two. This includes Eagles playing coach Caden Wilson who has obviously brought a new attitude to playing representative footy to the Derwent Valley, whilst Brighton, Cygnet, Claremont, Hobart and East Coast all have two representatives, with Dodges Ferry, Sorell and Huonville all have one player each.

When speaking to the the Mercury this week, SFL coach Zane Nossiter said he was pleased there was a good spread across the majority of the clubs in the south. “We ended up picking who we thought were the best players at training,” Nossiter said. He was confident that the blend of youth and experience selected would have the team line up well and have every chance of winning against a strong NWFL unit.

New Norfolk defender Rohan Heron, an experienced SFL representative campaigner and key player in the SFL’s 2013 victory over the NTFA in Launceston, would remember how close in 2012 an undermanned SFL went to shaking the then NTFL at Ulverstone.

The main fixture will be preceded by two games showcasing some of Tasmania’s future football talent. At 11.30am a Tasmanian Football Council Under 23 representative side will play against the AFL Tasmanian Academy side, followed at 1.30pm by an Under 18 fixture between the SFL and the NWFL.


Player Name
Club
Height
Weight
Callen Daly
Brighton
168
70
Braden Hayes
Cygnet
178
82
Zeke Gardam
New Norfolk
192
88
Gavin Quirk
Cygnet
182
78
Shane Bradford
Hobart
180
78
Blair Wardlaw
New Norfolk
187
85
Josh Dykes
Hobart
194
96
Todd Kelly
Claremont
196
96
Nic Clayton
New Norfolk
189
94
Simon Spencer (Capt.)
Claremont
194
96
Trent  Arnold
Brighton
188
85
Josh Clifford
New Norfolk
170
70
Jack Johnstone
Sorell
180
92
Jamie Curran 
Dodges Ferry
190
84
Rohan Heron
New Norfolk
190
85
Shayne Moles
New Norfolk
187
89
Mitchell Bond
East Coast
180
83
Caden Wilson (Vice Capt.)
New Norfolk
182
88
Luke  Joseph
New Norfolk
178
81
Simon Dudgeon
East Coast
180
76
Michael Paul
Huonville
190
94
Jarrod Horne
New Norfolk
182
84


1 comment:

  1. Also worth noting Ben Lovell, Jack Taylor-Evans and Tyron Rainbird are playing in the Tasmanian Under 23's side

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