AFL North West: 10 Moree Suns juniors have made rep sides

Ten Moree Suns players have been selected to represent the region in North West junior representative squads.

Danny Brown and Will Caccianiga have been chosen for the under 17s squad, Bodhi Hardy, Brayden Macey and Jock Brazel were selected for under 15s and Heath Caccianiga will represent in the under 13s side.

It’s the first time Bodhi, Heath and Jock have played representative AFL, and Jock’s first season playing the game.

Jack Mongtomery and Nick Fisher were also selected, however due to other commitments they won’t be able to be a part of the representative side.

Meanwhile Belle Brazel, Codie Gainey, Piper Phillis and Shae Mitchell were chosen for the youth girls squad.

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They are the first girls to represent Moree in a representative side, which Moree Suns committee member Annette Hadley said is a huge achievement.

“Given that for every single one of those girls, it’s the first year they’ve played, and to be identified on their talent only playing half a season is pretty good,” she said.

The junior representative squads were finalised at the end of the junior gala day held in Moree on June 3.

Final selections were based on players’ performance at all three junior gala days held throughout the North West this season.

Earlier in the season junior coaches went around to the games scouting for players, and sent first-round offers out based on players’ performance during those games.

The North West representative teams will get their first games on Saturday, when they will take on North Coast at No.1 Oval in Tamworth.

Two weeks later they will play another gala day before competing in a three-day carnival in Coffs Harbour from July 16-18.