VIC U16s to get chance at AAMI Park

By Tate Spiteri




The Victorian U16 team will be in action this Sunday as they host the touring Hunter Valley Group 21 representative team.


The match will be played this Sunday as a curtain raiser to the NRL Grand Final rematch between Melbourne Storm and Cronulla at AAMI Park.


The visiting team from Hunter Valley arrived in Melbourne Friday morning and had a tour of the AAMI park facilities where they were excited to see big names such as Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith.


To add to the excitement the youngsters then found out that their clash with the Victorians would be at AAMI Park rather than at a suburban ground like they had been told by their coaches.


Following the tour, the Group 21 team conducted a training session at Gosch’s paddock to prepare for Sunday’s match.


Victorian coaching and pathways manager Ryan Walker is very bullish about the ability of the Victorian U16 team as the talent pool across the state continues to improve.


The match will kick off at 1:50pm and spectators will need to enter via gate 5.

The Victorian team is:


  1. 1.     Dean Ieremia
  2. 2.     Jasiah Konelio
  3. 3.     Ryan Maagaolo
  4. 4.     RJ Roma
  5. 5.     Kynan Headon
  6. 6.     Pita-Will Purcell
  7. 7.     Derek Iva
  8. 8.     Adidis Karora
  9. 9.     Kruz Niutili-Schmidt
  10. 10.  Soonafai Tuifelasai
  11. 11.  Felix Niutili-Schmidt
  12. 12.  Johnson Levika
  13. 13.  Willie Tupou


  1. 14.  Tekaaho Tumai
  2. 15.  James Atonio
  3. 16.  Mika Taleo
  4. 17.  Cambell Utatao
  5. 20.  Jodeci Tofete
  6. 21.  Irwin Brown


Head Coach – Jason Warr

Yellow Shirt – Kam Kamuta

Blue Shirt – James Grego

Blue Shirt – Irene Gabell

Manger – Ali Tuai 


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