TWO junior interleague squads for the Horsham District Football Netball League have been announced prior to May 19’s clash against the Ellinbank and District Football Leauge in Ballarat.
The under-18s will be co-coached by Rod Hogan and Jye Smith, while the under-16s will be coached by Tim Nagorcka and Brett Thompson.
Thompson said the under-16s were excited for the opportunity to represent their league.
“At the under-16 level in the Horsham District league I don’t think there have been too many interleague opportunities in the past,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity for them to test themselves at a much higher level and play with teammates they don’t usually get to play with. It’s an opportunity for them to make new friendships.”
Smith said the under-18s would face a tough test.
“Because we are coming into an under-18 competition it will be hard for us but we do have a decent squad,” he said. “Ellinbank has an under-18 age group whereas we have under-17s. In the interleague you’re playing with and against the best. It will be a good experience even for the guys that don’t get selected but have been training with the squad.”
HIGHER STANDARD: Zane Batson playing for the Horsham District Football Netball League last season against the Colac and District Football League. Batson has again been named in the interleague squad for this year.
Under-16s: Bourke Nicholls, Joseph Martin
Under-18s: James Boag, Josh Davis, Jaxon Healy, Josh Reid
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Jack Butler, Billy Finnigan, Briley Gould, Eden-Apsley; Angus Atchison, Alistair McRae, Hamish McRae, Har-Balmoral; Jacob Cocks, Liam Preston, Jep-Rainbow; Harvey Gunn, Kalkee; Jonah Smith, Laharum; Zane Batson, Jackson Besford, Wade Francis, Josh Freeman, Darcy Hogan, Ryan McAlpine, Seb Relouw, Jye Walter, Noradjuha-Quantong; Mackay Baker, Liam Davis, Mitch Dumesny, Brock Hammerston, Corey Quick, Pimpinio; David Horvat, Harris Sudholz, Jordan Weidemann, Rupanyup; James Boag, Josh Davis, Jaxon Healy, Josh Reid, Swifts; Ash Lawson, Reuben Machia, Matt McCulloch, Taylors Lake; Henry Mackley, Zach Smith, Kyah Wilkinson, Natimuk United.