Senior Football Training Squad Announced
Following two selection meetings and the monitoring of early season form the GOTAFE GVL has finalised its initial senior football squad to tackle the Ballarat FNL in the AFL Victoria Community Championships at the MCG on Saturday 19 May.
The work of Senior Coach Luke Morgan has been extensive in getting the initial squad of 33 together.
“We are very happy with the mix of players and the talent available for this year’s campaign against Ballarat” he said.
“The selectors have made contact with around 55 players about their availability for the program as well as keeping a close eye on the form of players in the opening couple of rounds.”
“We believe that we have strong representation from clubs across the League and while some players have made themselves unavailable for different reasons, we are very happy with the initial squad.”
“Seymour’s Jason Cole will again lead the League as Captain and Ash Holland from Shepparton, will be his deputy.”
“The coaching/selection panel is made up of Brad Campbell, Andrew Briggs, Brendan Vanderdonk and Sam Little and players can be added to this squad over the coming weeks with strong performances at club level.”
The squad will train on the following dates: • Wednesday 2 May at Kings Park, Seymour • Wednesday 9 May at Kings Park, Seymour • Wednesday 16 May at Deakin Reserve, Shepparton
The 33 man Training Squad is:
Benalla - Luke Morgan, Sam Martyn, Nick Warnock, Thomas Bennett, James Martyn, David Mennen
Echuca - Daniel Willis
Euroa - JD Hayes, Jacob Gleeson, John Ikupu
Kyabram - Brad Mangan, Lachy Smith, Kayne Pettifer, Liam Ogden, Michael Mattingley
Mansfield - Brett Mahoney
Mooroopna - Dean Smith
Rochester - Rhys Free, James Gledhill, Nathan Marrone, Steven Stroobants
Seymour - Jason Cole (C), Ben Clifton
Shepparton - Ashley Holland (VC), Luke Smith, Mitch Brett, Nick Rokahr, Ted Lindon
Tatura - Brad Ryan, Brandyn Grenfell, Tom Miller, Jameson Daniels, Matt Ryan