AFL Sydney Under 22 Representative Team Announced
The AFL Sydney selection panel has named the 25-man squad of Under 22 players set to face the Under 18 Sydney Swans Academy in a representative match on Saturday 7th March at the Blacktown International Sportspark.
The representative fixture is a new concept devised to give players who may have slipped out of the academy pathway or developed later a chance to showcase their skills in front of NEAFL and other state league recruitment staff.
It’s also a chance for the Under 18 Sydney Swans Academy players to play against bigger bodied and more experienced footballers, providing a different brand of football than what they’re used to.
The selection panel was made up of AFL NSW/ACT coaching and talent staff, with the squad selected from a pool of nominations submitted by all Premier Division clubs earlier this year.
Head Coach, Darren Pfeiffer says it is a credit to all the AFL Sydney Premier Division clubs for producing an abundance of high quality players to choose from.
“We believe the team will perform at a high standard and play an exciting brand of football” Pfeiffer said.
“Representative football is always a special experience and I’m looking forward to the players testing themselves against Sydney’s best young talent”.
AFL Sydney Under 22 Representative Team:
Isaac Bartholomaeus – UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
Mitchell Blow – Pennant Hills Demons
Josh Boag – Pennant Hills Demons
Liam Bognar – St George Dragons
Lachlan Borrillo – UTS AFC
Matthew Buskariol – North Shore Bombers
Ned Campbell – North Shore Bombers
Tom Drum – North Shore Bombers
Bailey Foote – UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
Liam Hoy – UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
Riley Irvin – St George Dragons
Baylee Jones – East Coast Eagles
Lewis McNamara – SUANFC
Baily McParland – Camden Cats
Cooper Newton – Inner West Magpies
Joshua Rayner – North Shore Bombers
Mitchell Rogers – Manly Warringah Wolves
Matthew Saunders – St George Dragons
Luke Skrivanic – Pennant Hills Demons
Marcus Valastro – SUANFC
Lewis Waters – East Coast Eagles
Jock White – Inner West Magpies
Johnny Pawle – UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
Zach Cameron – UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday 7th March at Blacktown International Sportspark with first bounce set for 12:30pm.
The Under 18 Sydney Swans Academy squad will be announced closer to game-day and is likely to include 2020 AFL Draft prospects such as Errol Gulden and Braeden Campbell.