The AFLNT State Academy Under 18s team to play the GWS Giants Academy this Saturday has been named ahead of the clash at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney.
The team fly out today from Darwin Airport to Sydney for their second last game in the 2017 Under 18 Academy Series.
Tall timber Tony Olango comes back into the side after a long knee injury lay-off and playing for NT Thunder in the NEAFL last weekend, along with Zac Bailey, Domonic Grant and Mackenzie Lawrence.
Coach Jimmy Driscoll said, “We get real leadership with Zac coming into the side after his school commitments in Adelaide and we are also really excited to have Mackenzie back from playing for Subiaco in the WAFL”.
“We play GWS who will be a tough match up, they defeated Tasmania last game so they’ll be full of confidence this week,” he said.
“We are process driven at the moment so if we stick to our game plan and structures more consistently and continue to provide intensity around the footy the results will take care of themselves.”
AFLNT Under 18s
Round 4 vs GWS Giants Academy Saturday 29th April
4pm at Blacktown International Sportspark
B: Josh O’Brien, Coen Hutt, James Quinn
HB: Rodney Baird, Marcus Valastro, Jasper Hutt
C: Ryan Mu, Domonic Grant, Matthew Green
HF: Zac Bailey, Matthew Bricknell, Beau Schwarze
F: Mackenzie Lawrence, Tony Olango, Ryan Althouse-Cooper
Foll: Jeremiah Scrutton, Leslie Maroney, Xavier Cubillo
Int: Jacon Lampton, Liam Holt-Fitz, Jamie Hampton, Shawn Foster