By AFLQ Media
The AFL has today announced the 2019 NAB AFL National Academy Allies team of 23 players selected to travel to Perth for Round 3 of the NAB Under-18 National Championships next week.
Five players from the Gold Coast SUNS Academy along with another three from the Brisbane Lions Academy have made the Round 3 Allies team comprised of footballers from New South Wales, the ACT, Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania.
The team will this year be coached by premiership player and current AFL Academy Manager Luke Power.
AFL Queensland Talent and Academies Manager, Mark Browning, was excited to see our local talent get the opportunity to play at a national level.
“It’s great to see Queenslanders get their opportunity in the side for the upcoming fixture,” Browning said.
“We hope their contribution in the team can help produce a better result from their previous game against VIC Country”
2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships
Queensland players in 23-man Round 3 Allies team
Gold Coast SUNS Academy
Paul-Oea Hewago (PNG/Broadbeach)
Connor Buderick (Labrador)
Ashton Crossley (Burleigh/Palm Beach Currumbin)
Joshua Gore (Southport/Broadbeach)
Dirk Koenan (Palm Beach Currumbin)
Brisbane Lions Academy
Tom Griffiths (Maroochydore)
Will Martyn (Aspley)
Noah Cumberland (Maroochydore)
2019 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships Results & Draw
Round 1 Results
VIC COUNTRY 4.1 9.2 12.4 18.8 (116) def ALLIES 0.2 0.4 1.6 2.7 (19)
Round 2 Results
Round 3 Draw
Allies v South Australia
Saturday 22 June, 10.45am
South Australia v VIC Metro
Saturday 22 June, 1.10pm
BYE- VIC Country
Round 4 Draw
VIC Metro v Allies
Friday 28 June, 2.10pm
VIC Country v South Australia
Friday 28 June, 4.40pm
BYE- Western Australia
Round 5 Draw
VIC Country v Western Australia
Wednesday 3 July, 2.10pm
South Australia v Allies
Wednesday 3 July, 4.40pm
BYE- VIC Metro