Northern Regions Football Council - Colts Carnival 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:11 AM


The Northern Regions Football Council have again held a very successful Colts Carnival for the 2019 season.  Whilst there were some changes to the previous years format, with the exclusion of the Great Northern Football League, the committee managed to band together and still provide a great weekend of football for the leagues who stayed committed.

The venue was altered this year, from Wongan Hills to Moora, when the CMCFL put their hand up to host the carnival. The Moora Shire have a fantastic facility at Moora, and it was certainly well utilised on the weekend.

Being only 4 teams in the carnival, and some leagues concerned with the lack of numbers they had available, we opted to play a 16 per side comp for leagues short and a normal 18 a side of the teams who had the numbers.

The competition this year was the most even that I have seen in a long time, every team had at least 1 win and Mortlock Football League came home the winners after a nail biting 4-point victory over Avon in the Grand Final.

Thomas Moore from the Mortlock Football League was named player of the carnival.

Fantastic to see the boys enjoy the competition and ever greater to see a new league named on the Bert McClements Shield. Thanks to Don and Val McClements who came up on the weekend and presented the shield to the Mortlock team.

The only downside to the weekend was the injuries that were sustained by players over the weekend, hopefully all the recoveries will go well and the lads will be back playing better than ever in no time at all.

For all the results please click here.

The weekend culminated in the selection of a squad for the 2019 Colts Country Week to be held in July. Tom Orford has been named as coach and the squad will be made up of the following players:


Connor Anderson

Declan Bell

Lachlan Gelim

Damien Gidyup

Jake Manning

Mason Sullivan

Alex Linto

Jordan Kickett

Harley Corbet

Kane Donnelly



Levi Butcher

Matt Dermanich

Ben Watson

Riley Boyle



Regan Flaherty

Thomas Moore

Mitchell Lord

Kelly Jones

Charlie Harding

Bryce Watson

Kaleb Siegert

Scott Smith

Tristan Pearson



Zane Chivers

Lachy Frazer

Regan Jefferies

Dan McGuinness

Brendan Cockman

Matt Vanderschuit

Tyler Carter

Mortlock Football League was the 2019 Northern Regions Colts Champions

Thomas Moore - Mortlock Football League - Player of the Carival for 2019