State 18s prepare for Vic Country
WA's State 18s will head east next week to take on Victoria Country with the aim of notching up their first Division One win of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.Read more...
After convincing wins over Division 2 teams Tasmania and the Northern Territory, WA was defeated by Division One side Victoria Metro 15.10 (100) to 12.9 (81) on the weekend in a tough contest at Patersons Stadium.
After Vic Metro built a 30-point lead in the first quarter, Western Australia came back in the second half and even closed to within six points in the final term.
But Metro had too many contributors. Ben Lennon kicked four goals and Mitch Honeychurch put in a best-on-ground performance.
Blaine Johnson was WA's leading goalkicker with four, while key forwards Jonathon Marsh and Cameron McCarthy impressed again with three goals each.
State 18s WA v Vic Metro
Western Australia’s State 18s take on Victoria Metro at Patersons Stadium this Saturday, June 15, in their first Division One clash of the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championship.The State 18s made a strong start to the Championships with convincing wins over Division 2 sides Tasmania and the Northern Territory in the last fortnight, the first by 62-points in Launceston two weeks ago and then by 82-point at Brownes Stadium last weekend.
This weekend’s game against Victoria Metro will be the first of the Championships against another Division One side and will set the scene for a challenging month ahead, with upcoming games against Victoria Country and South Australia.
Picture: Jonathon Marsh
State 16s named for Nationals
The State 16s are aiming for back-to-back titles in Division 1 lead by experienced development coach John Hancock, who was State 18s Assistant Coach last year and an Assistant Coach for the State 16s in 2010 and 2011.
State 18s defeat Northern Territory
Western Australia defeated the Northern Territory by 82 points on Saturday, June 8 at Brownes Stadium in Round 2 of the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championship.Read more...
The win was WA's second in as many weeks after a convincing 62-point win over Tasmania in Launceston the previous Sunday, June 2.
WA's next game is against Victoria Metro at Patersons Stadium this Saturday, June 15.
WA v NT at Brownes Stadium
The game kicks of at 12pm with free entry for spectators.
WA will be aiming for their second win in as many weeks after a convincing win over Tasmania in Launceston on Sunday, June 2.
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