On Friday 1 June, the annual WA Amateur Football League v WA Country Football League match will be held at Lightning Park, Noranda.
The West Coast Eagles State U23 Amateur Team will come up against the WA Country Football League State Team while the West Coast Eagles State Colts Amateur Team will play against the WA Country Football League Colts.
Both matches form part of the WAAFL State Program with the State U23’s game used as a selection match for the squad who will travel to Melbourne to play the Victoria Amateur Football Association in July.
The Kevin Duffy Shield is awarded to the winner of the colts match while the Neil Judge Shield is awarded to the winner of the senior match.
The colts match will kick off at 5.40pm with the seniors at 7.30pm.
U23’s- WAAFL: 13.9 (87) defeated WACFL: 10.3 (63)
Colts- WACFL: 7.10 (52) defeated WAAFL: 4.7 (31)
Colts- Bouncedown 5.40pm
Coach: Stephen Healy
Assistant Coaches: Peter Barille, Grant Edmurds, Joshua Imms
U23’s- Bouncedown 7.30pm
Coach: Clint Testa
Assistant Coaches: David Griffiths, Andrew Piccoli, Adrian Rapanaro
Message from Head Coach Clint Testa:
The WAAFL State 23s program has been running for the past month, with a total of 64 players having attended the four training sessions at City Beach Oval. Training has been of a very high standard as the players have been running through different game styles which they will look to take into their upcoming games.
The first of those games takes place this Friday night against the WA State Country side at Lightning Park, Noranda. The ammo boys will be hoping for a repeat performance of last year which saw the WAAFL 23s run out narrow winners in a tough and physical contest at South Fremantle Oval. The selected squad will be expecting nothing less than fire and brimstone from the open age country boys come bounce down on Friday as our boys seek to impress ahead of the tour to Melbourne in July.
The WAAFL coaching staff have been very impressed with the talent that has attended training from A Grade through to C Grade, and trimming the squad has proved to be incredibly difficult.
Below is the list of players who have made it through to the next phase of the program which will entail preparing for the trip east to take on the Victorians on 7th July.
The players in bold have been named to play on Friday night, with all other players still very much in the frame to make the final touring party to Melbourne.
|Hayden||Da Rui||Mt Lawley|
|Samuel||Dennis||Curtin Uni Wesley|
|Cooper||Morrow||Curtin Uni Wesley|
|Ryan||Powell||Curtin Uni Wesley|
|Harrison||Whiteside||Curtin Uni Wesley|
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