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.

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