NEB La Trobe University Bushrangers
La Trobe University on board
AFL North East Border are pleased to announce the support of La Trobe University Albury Wodonga for our 2018 V/Line Cup Program.
La Trobe, AFLNEB's Further Education Partner, will support our 2 Under 15 male teams and our Under 16 female team as they head to the annual V/Line Cup Carnival in Gippsland on September 24th to 26th.
All 3 teams will be known as the "NEB La Trobe University Bushrangers"
The Under 15 team squad of 51 was announced earlier this week with Daniel Cleary and Jeremy Campbell again coaching the Division 1 and 2 teams respectively and Tim Madden and Karina Collins taking the reigns as the Under 16 female mentors for the first time. Karina is AFL NEB's first ever female head coach of a North East Border V/Line Cup team.
"The V/Line Cup is an annual AFL Victoria Carnival contested between Regional Commission areas and with the support of La Trobe University, we will take in players from the entire region and expose them to a higher level of football" said AFLNEB Region General Manager John O'Donohue. "We are very appreciative of the support La Trobe University provides to community football in our Region as we encourage our youth to explore their study options locally".
La Trobe University will appear on all on field playing jumpers for both the male and female teams who will play under the NEB La Trobe University Bushrangers name.
"Through the support of our valued partners such as La Trobe, we are able to provide all participants with an experience not otherwise possible at club level as they prepare to enter the talented player pathway programs starting with the Murray Bushrangers squads next year" O'Donohue said.
Selected players have already undergone extensive skill and physical testing in preparation for the Carnival.
The Under 16 female training squads will be announced shortly ahead of training and selection processes in the lead up to September whilst the boys will recommence their preparation 4 weeks out from the Carnival with a jumper presentation dinner at the Commercial Club Albury on Wednesday September 19th.
AFLNEB encourage everyone to follow the fortunes of the NEB La Trobe University Bushrangers in the lead up to final selection and during the carnival on our communication platforms.
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Pictured at La Trobe University: Tim Madden and Karina Collins NEB La Trobe Bushrangers Female Co-Coaches