U16 QLD Scorpions final squad announced

After a two- week State Under 16 Championships followed by a further 5 weeks of training, practice matches and a Team Camp the Queensland Young Scorpions have selected the Final Squad of 25 players who will represent Queensland at the NAB AFL National Under 16 Championships in Western Sydney from July 6-12 inclusive.

AFL Queensland would like to thank all players not selected and their parents for their commitment and travel dedication to and from training, camps and practice matches and wish all the players well in their future football endeavours.

The Final Squad of 25 is as follows :

Adam Tipungwuti       Sandgate FC
Jordan Maynard         Sandgate FC
Dyson Budarick          Labrador FC
Sean Nicholson          Mackay Saints
Blake Hartley              Sandgate FC
Hayden Jeffrey           Caboolture FC
Charlie Driffield           Caboolture FC
Oliver Ritchie              Morningside FC
Corey Wagner            Sandgate FC
Glendon Woosup       Cape York
Josh Brown                Gladstone
Ben Keays                  Morningside FC
Codey Filewood         Mackay Saints
Nathaniel Ellis            Southport FC
Jordan Harding          Mackay Saints
Domenic McEwan      Southport FC
Ben Glover                 Kawana Park FC
Heath Molloy              North Cairns
Didymus Blanket        Cape York
Eric Hipwood              Caloundra FC
Gareth Hunt               Maroochydore FC
Kurt Skuse                 Broadbeach FC
Joshua Elmslie          Sandgate FC
Nate Dennis               Kawana Park FC
Tom Michael              Redland FC

Unfortunately a knee injury incurred at training last Wednesday night will mean John Mason (Sherwood FC) will not participate in the Championships and the other 4 boys who made up the 30 are listed as emergencies and may still be called on in case of any further injuries to players in the final 25.


Joel Karwan                    Cairns Saints
Tom Rolls                        Morningside FC
Aaron Yusia-Maricic        Sherwood FC
Cuan Fraser                    Cairns Saints

Training continues Monday and Wednesday for the squad at Yeronga and AFL Queensland will be in contact with all the North Queensland based players regarding travel and accommodation arrangements for both the week prior to the Championships (Training and Practice Match) and the week of the Championships in Western Sydney as these dates fall into the School Holidays period.

Information for parents re NAB AFL National Under 16 Championships games:
The squad travel as a group from Brisbane to Sydney on morning of Saturday 6 July and stay in Western Sydney for the duration of the Championships until Saturday evening 13 July arriving back in Brisbane.

Game 1 Sunday 7 July Queensland v NSW/ACT at Blacktown 3.30 pm
Game 2 Wednesday 10 July Queensland v Tasmania at Blacktown 10.00 am
Game 3 Saturday 13 July Queensland v Northern Territory at Blacktown 1.30 pm

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