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Seven Demons selected in State Academy

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:01 PM
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The first intake of players for the 2017 DEPPRO WA State Academy has been completed.

This includes 29 players in the 16’s age group and 30 in the 18’s age group. 

Four young Demons have been selected in the first 16's intake and three in the 18's.

Tarkyn Brogan-Henry, Regan Clarke, Deven Robertson and Bailey Smith have all made the 16's State Academy after impressing in the recent 16's Development Carnival.

Ian Hill, Sydney Stack and Gordon Narrier are the young Perth products selected in the 18's Academy. 

A second intake of players will be undertaken following trial games in May.  

Academy players will participate in the State program over the next three months in preparation for the AFL National Championships.  

The State 18s schedule includes trial games against a WA Country Football League representative team and WAFL 21s side, while the State 16s will play trial games against a State 17s team, WA Country Football League Colts and WA Amateur Football League Colts.  

Teams will be selected from the 16s and 18s squads to represent WA at the AFL National Championships in June and July.

State Talent Manager Adam Jones welcomed all of the players to the Academy program and congratulated them on their selection.  

“We are looking forward to working with each of the players selected to help them develop their skills and achieve their full potential both on and off the field,” he said.  

“The State Academy program is a critical part of the WA talent pathway and all of the players selected have a great opportunity to showcase their talent and earn the chance to represent WA at the National Championships.”  

AFL NATIONAL 18s CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Saturday, June 10, 11am – WA v SA at Domain Stadium
Sunday, June 18, 11am – WA v Vic Metro at Domain Stadium
Sunday, June 25, 12.30pm – WA v Allies at Leederville Oval
Friday, June 30, TBC – WA v Vic Country at Etihad Stadium
Full Fixtures

AFL NATIONAL 16s CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, June 25, 10am – WA v SA at Leederville Oval
Monday, July 10, 2.15pm – WA v VIC Country at Metricon Stadium
Friday, July 14, 10am – WA v VIC Metro at GABBA/Southport TBC 
Full Fixtures