New Holland State Country Squad named

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:25 PM
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The WACFL has announced a 30 man New Holland State Country Squad ahead of next Saturday night’s interstate clash against South Australia at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. Head Coach Craig Walker and his selection panel finalized the squad following the Landmark Country Championships earlier this month.

A number of players will make their State Country debuts in a side that will be lead by Captain Scott Worthington and Vice-Captain Brendon Jones. Former AFL players Greg Broughton, Josh Bootsma and Brett Peake bring significant experience to the squad.

2016 members Worthington, Jones, Matt Orzel, Lewis Harvey, Matt Dickie, Brad Holmes, Eddie Dann and Jordan McAllister return to the squad of 30 that includes Jurien Bay trio Rhys Waters, Simon Moore and Jayden Magro who were also part of the successful Division 2 Central Midlands Coastal side at the recent Landmarks Country Championships.

Walker is confident that the squad has the potential to turn the tables on their South Australian counterparts.

“Selecting the squad this year has been the most difficult in my time as coach and trying to settle on a final 22 will be even more difficult which is a great problem to have given the caliber of players that are chomping at the bit to represent the state”.

“We put out a much-improved showing last year but left disappointed that we didn’t get the win. The selectors and I are confident that we can continue on that improvement and ensure that the silverware stays in WA.”

The final 22 will come together next Friday evening, 28th July, for a training run and jumper presentation ahead of the clash the following evening at 5:00pm following the South Fremantle and West Perth WAFL fixture.

 

No.

Surname

Name

Club

League

1

BOYLE

Mitch

Railways

GNFL

2

LEESON

Joel

Dalwallinu

MFL

3

JONES

Brendon

Harvey

SWFL

4

HAYDON

Andrew

South Mandurah

PFNL

5

DANN

Eddie

Baldivis

PFNL

6

ORZEL

Matt

North Albany

GSFL

7

PAYNE

Steven

AMR

SWFL

8

WORTHINGTON

Scott

Boulder

GFL

9

LAKAY

Courtney

Waroona

PFNL

10

BOOTSMA

Josh

Katanning

UGSFL

11

MOORE

Simon

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

12

HOLMES

Brad

South Mandurah

PFNL

13

HARVEY

Lewis

Cervantes

CMCFL

14

BUXTON

Matthew

Centrals

PFNL

15

OELSNIK

Will

Eaton

SWFL

16

HISLOP

Mason

South Bunbury

SWFL

17

BROUGHTON

Greg

Toodyay

MFL

18

RUSSELL

Michael

Eaton

SWFL

19

PEAKE

Brett

Bunbury

SWFL

20

RUSSELL

Arron

Wongan-Ballidu

MFL

21

JOHNSTON

David

Wagin

UGSFL

22

HOUGHTON

Joel

Collie

SWFL

23

BORRETT

Blake

York

AFA

24

DICKIE

Matt

Newman Tigers

NNFL

25

WATERS

Rhys

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

26

MAGRO

Jayden

Jurien Bay

CMCFL

27

ROSS

Dylan

Wickepin

UGSFL

28

McALLISTER

Jordan

Ravensthorpe

RDFA

29

PHILLIPS

Tyson

Halls Head

PFNL

30

ZIS

Karl

Rovers

GNFL