29 Players will have the opportunity to represent Queensland in the 2012 NAB AFL National Championships
The 2012 Queensland Scorpions Under 18 squad was announced today with 29 players having the opportunity to represent their State in the NAB AFL National Championships games in 2012.
The players were chosen from both the Under 18 Brisbane Lions Academy and the Under 18 Gold Coast Suns Academy which have just completed a full pre season summer training program which commenced in early November and ended last Saturday with the final Academy practice match.
New Queensland Scorpions Under 18 Coach Ray Windsor paid tribute to both Academies for the wonderful training and match program and especially thanked Lions Academy Manager Luke Curran, Lions Academy Coach Scott Borlace and his staff together with Suns Academy Manager Andrew Johnston and Suns Coach Jason Torney and his staff.
Windsor is hopeful that the professional pre season base provided by the Academies program is used by the players as a platform to aspire to and perform at the National level come Championships games in June and July.
Windsor said that players who were not selected in the squad below should take on board the feedback provided by their Academy coaches and work hard back at their Clubs with the aim of forcing their way into calculations with standout performances at NEAFL or SEQAFL level over the coming weeks.
All players chosen are asked to attend a Scorpions Orientation session on Monday 9 April commencing 6.00 pm at AFL Queensland High Performance Centre at Yeronga (Cansdale Street). Players are asked to email/ text/phone Robbie Hull firstname.lastname@example.org Mob 0403344380 to confirm attendance on the night.
A Scorpions Handbook detailing training and match day times and player responsibilities will be distributed at the Orientation session. Training commences Wednesday 11 April at Yeronga.
SCORPIONS SQUAD 2012
James Ives Aspley FC
Sam Henry Aspley FC
Josh Wagner Aspley FC
Isaac Conway Aspley FC
Aliir Aliir Aspley FC
Jordan Bain Redland FC
Tyler Jones Redland FC via Mackay Saints
Tom Overington Mt Gravatt FC via Sandgate
Clay Cameron Mt Gravatt FC
Rhys Power Morningside FC
Josh Smith Morningside FC via Toowoomba
Alex Hall Morningside FC
Brain Coleman-Broome Morningside FC
Jesse Wallin Morningside FC
Michael Wyld Morningside FC
Ryan Johnson Morningside FC
Will Wolbers Morningside FC
Jordan Bourke Morningside FC
Cain Tickner Noosa FC
Jono Freeman Noosa FC
Sam Gribble Sandgate FC
Aden Rutledge Sandgate FC
Jarred Ellis Broadbeach FC
Jamie Skennar Broadbeach FC
Andrew Boston Broadbeach FC
Kieran Brennan Broadbeach FC
Daniel Vanderwerken Southport FC via Surfers Paradise
Jermaine Wardle Labrador FC via Cairns Hawks
John Macansh Curra Swans FC (Townsville)