SOUTHERN NSW’s finest under 13 footballers face an anxious wait over the weekend to hear if they have won through to the next stage of the state selection.
About 110 junior footballers strutted their stuff at McPherson Oval yesterday as they tried to impress for selection in the Riverina and Murray under 13 teams.
Broken Hill-Wentworth, Western Riverina, MIA-Northern Riverina, Albury and Wagga battled the windy conditions over five shortened games.
Selectors will now use the weekend to deliberate before the Murray and Riverina zone teams are announced at noon on Monday on the NSW-ACT AFL website.
While the Albury and Wagga teams proved strongest on the day, Southern NSW AFL talent and coaching manager Luke Carroll was impressed with the high standard of football.
“Considering the conditions, the quality was pretty good,” Carroll said.
“There is definitely some good talent coming through.”
Riverina and Murray will both pick teams of 24 to take to the state zone trials in Albury in the school holidays, September 24-27.
All the zones from across the state will take part in the trials.
Kids from as far as Wentworth, Broken Hill, Tocumwal, Finley, Deniliquin, Albury, Griffith and Coleambally took part in what was a successful day’s football.
TOP TALENT: Wagga’s Harry Fitzsimmons gets a kick away despite pressure from Albury’s Lachlan Tanner at McPherson Oval yesterday. Wagga played host to the Southern NSW AFL under 13 trials. Picture: Oscar Colman
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