Vic Country Under 18s squad finalised

DANDENONG Stingrays’ hot start to the TAC Cup season has got even better with twelve Stingrays in the finalised Vic Country squad for the upcoming National Under 18 Championships. First round talents Bailey Williams, Riley Bowman and Mitch Riordan are all in the side, as is the speedy Zac Foot and Jai Nanscawen and top five bottom-age prospect Hayden Young.
Geelong Falcons have eight players in the final 42-man squad, meaning almost half of the players in Vic Country are Stingrays or Falcons. Gippsland Power has a remarkable three bottom-agers and one over-ager in the side from seven representatives, while Murray Bushrangers have five. Greater Western Victoria (GWV) Rebels and Bendigo Pioneers have three nominees each.
Ones to watch include Geelong duo Sam Walsh and Ned McHenry who form a formidable midfield combination with Riordan, while Gippsland captain Xavier Duursma and Bendigo talent Jye Caldwell are among others to keep an eye on. Thomas Berry could be one to watch if he gets to full fitness, while Irving Mosquito and Zane Barzen are others who create something out of nothing up forward. Vic Country kicks off its championships with a match on June 9 against the Allies, followed by tames against South Australia, Vic Metro and Western Australia across June.
Vic Country’s National Under 18 Championships fixture:
Rd 1 vs Allies, Saturday June 9, 1.10pm
Rd 2 vs South Australia, Sunday June 17, 11am, Thebarton Oval
Rd 3 vs Vic Metro, Saturday June 24, 12pm, MCG
Rd 4 vs Western Australia, Friday June 29, 4.40pm, GMHBA Stadium
JyeCaldwell28/09/200018478Bendigo PioneersGolden Square/Geelong Grammar
ZaneKeighran19/10/200018279Bendigo PioneersGolden Square/Bendigo Senior Secondary
BrodieKemp1/05/200119376Bendigo PioneersEchuca/Geelong Grammar
WilliamHamill17/11/200018570Dandenong StingraysDromana Senior FC/Padua College
TobyBedford27/05/200017665Dandenong StingraysRosebud Senior FC/Melbourne Grammar
JaiTaylor3/02/200018771Dandenong StingraysRed Hill Senior FC
ZacFoot24/12/200018071Dandenong StingraysLangwarrin Senior FC/Elisabeth Murdoch College
JakeFrawley3/08/199918781Dandenong StingraysPearcedale Senior FC
HaydenYoung11/04/200118679Dandenong StingraysSomerville Junior FC/Mornington SC
MitchellRiordan25/01/200018679Dandenong StingraysBeaconsfield Senior FC/Haileybury College
SamFletcher27/01/200018779Dandenong StingraysRed Hill Senior FC
JaiNanscawen31/03/200018473Dandenong StingraysRosebud Senior FC/SEDA
BaileySchmidt7/03/200019997Dandenong StingraysSeaford Senior FC
BaileyWilliams17/04/200019895Dandenong StingraysPines Senior FC/Westernport SC
RileyBowman25/02/200019882Dandenong StingraysCrib Pt Senior FC
SamuelWalsh2/07/200018374Geelong FalconsSt. Josephs/St.Josephs
EdwardMcHenry13/07/200017671Geelong FalconsBarwon Heads/Geelong College
CooperStephens17/01/200118770Geelong FalconsColac/Trinity College
OscarBrownless16/02/200018676Geelong FalconsGeelong Amateurs
CharlieSprague8/05/200018779Geelong FalconsBarwon Heads/Geelong College
DaneHollenkamp22/10/199920083Geelong FalconsTorquay
BlakeSchlensog25/09/200019890Geelong FalconsGrovedale
ConnorIdun29/07/200019089Geelong FalconsDrysdale/Christian College Geelong
XavierDuursma7/07/200018571Gippsland PowerFoster/South Gippsland Secondary College
IrvingMosquito24/08/200017569Gippsland PowerMaffra/Gippsland Grammar Sale
CalebSerong9/02/200117882Gippsland PowerWarragul/Geelong Grammar
SamFlanders24/07/200118381Gippsland PowerMoe/Lowanna Secondary College
KyleReid12/08/200019385Gippsland PowerLeongatha/Wonthaggi Secondary College
BrockSmith13/03/200118878Gippsland PowerMoe/Lowanna Secondary College
MatthewMcGannon27/12/199918473Gippsland PowerFish Creek/Mary Mackillop Catholic College Leongatha
ThomasBerry1/05/200018576GWV RebelsHorsham Saints / Ballarat Clarendon
MattyLloyd2/11/200018577GWV RebelsHorsham Demons / St Patricks College
ScottCarlin17/01/200018578GWV RebelsTerang / St Patricks College
LaithamVandermeer3/02/199918076Murray BushrangersMooroopna
LachlanAsh21/06/200118677Murray BushrangersShepparton Bears / Notre Dame College
MarkMarriott14/01/200020289Murray BushrangersBenalla Saints / Goulburn Valley Grammar
ZaneBarzen29/10/200019377Murray BushrangersShepparton United / Notre Dame College
HudsonGaroni25/08/200019591Murray BushrangersWodonga Bulldogs / Catholic College Wodonga

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