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2017 VFA/VFL State Squad Announced.

From over at the official VFL website
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The initial Peter Jackson VFL state squad has been revealed. 

42 players have been announced for the side that will host the WAFL on May 27 at North Port Oval. 

All 14 VFL teams are represented in the initial squad, featuring VFL listed players that have performed well in the opening rounds of the season. 

Standalone clubs Williamstown (nine players) and undefeated Port Melbourne (seven) lead the way for representatives, followed by Essendon (four) and Coburg (three). 

Casey Demons senior coach Justin Plapp has been appointed to coach the team in 2017, following in the footsteps of the likes of VFL premiership coaches Andy Collins (Williamstown), Damian Carroll (Box Hill Hawks), Gary Ayres (Port Melbourne) and Gerard FitzGerald (North Ballarat) as state coach. 

Plapp will be joined on the state coaching panel by Demons midfield coach Danny Ryan, North Ballarat midfield coach and former Richmond star Nick Daffy, Werribee back line coach Ben Patrick and Box Hill Hawks back line coach Ricky Petterd. Former Casey player and co-host of Channel 7’s VFL coverage Nigel Carmody was appointed as chairman of selectors. 

It will be a fresh-faced squad representing the VFL in 2017, with just 12 players from the VFL team that faced the SANFL in 2016 named in the initial squad. The squad will be reduced to a training list of 30 at the conclusion of Round 5, with players outside of this squad still able to be named should form warrant selection in the coming weeks.

“When I look at the initial squad, I see a lot of younger, hungry players with a good mix of seasoned VFL players,” coach Plapp said.

“For us at the moment it is getting the balance right, and gaining an understanding of how we might set up against an opposition we don’t know a great deal about.

“A lot of selections have been based on players being able to play roles, but also getting the balance of some bigger bodies, plus players that can play multiple positions.

 “I see an exciting group of players that are in some really good form at VFL level, who now have a great opportunity ahead of them.

“We are obviously going off only a few weeks form, so I am pretty sure there will be other players that jump up in the next week or two, and if we need to make adjustments we will.”

In a change from previous years, a development squad has also been named - outside of the squad of 42 - featuring a host of up-and-coming talent from VFL ranks. These players will be invited to train with the squad, to help aid their development as part of the state team program.

“For those younger players, it’s an opportunity from a development point of view, but if form warrants, they could potentially push for selection inside the final 23 as well,” Plapp said.

“It is a great initiative, and a chance for these player to keep growing their game.

The state game will be broadcast live on Channel 7 from 2pm Saturday May 27, live from North Port Oval.

The VFL squad features: 

2 - J.J. Liston Trophy winners

7 - 2016 VFL club best and fairest winners

9 - Club captains

11  - 2016 VFL Team of the Year selections

15  - Former AFL players

 

FULL SQUAD 

David Mirra                                     Box Hill Hawks

Sam Switkowski                              Box Hill Hawks

Angus Scott                                     Casey Demons

Tom Goodwin                                  Coburg Lions

Nick Mellington                                 Coburg Lions

Liam Hunt                                         Coburg Lions

Jordan Kelly                                     Collingwood

Michael Chippendale                        Collingwood

Nick O’Brien                                    Essendon

James Ferry                                     Essendon

Nick Hind                                          Essendon

Alex Boyse                                        Essendon

Lauchlan Dalgleish                         Footscray

Nick Jamieson                                 Footscray

Tom Atkins                                       Geelong

Sam McLachlan                              Geelong

Nick Rippon                                     North Ballarat

Andrew Hooper                                North Ballarat

Tom Wilson                                      Northern Blues

Cam O’Shea                                     Northern Blues

Tom O’Sullivan                               Port Melbourne

Eli Templeton                                  Port Melbourne

Jordan Lisle                                      Port Melbourne

Brody Mihocek                               Port Melbourne

Brodie Murdoch                             Port Melbourne

Toby Pinwill                                     Port Melbourne

Robin Nahas                                    Port Melbourne

Jacob Ballard                                   Richmond

Sam Darley                                      Richmond

Elliot Le Grice                                   Sandringham

Tom Curren                                     Sandringham

Matt Hanson                                   Werribee Tigers

Michael Sodomaco                        Werribee Tigers

Michael Gibbons                            Williamstown

Brett Bewley                                    Williamstown

Josh Newman                                  Williamstown

Ayce Cordy                                      Williamstown

Leigh Masters                                  Williamstown

Ben Cavarra                                     Williamstown

Sam Dunell                                       Williamstown

Adam Marcon                                 Williamstown

Nick Meese                                      Williamstown

 

Talented Developing Players:

Nick Evans                                        Box Hill

Bailey Fritsch                                   Casey Demons

Ben Allan                                          Coburg Lions

Lachlan Tardrew                              Collingwood

Nash Holmes                                   Essendon

Andrew Tashevski-Beckwith            Footscray

Dan Capiron                                    Geelong

Brenton Payne                                 North Ballarat

Marcus Stavrou                               Northern Blues

Mack Rivett                                      Port Melbourne

Kade Answerth                                Sandringham

Joe Maishman                                 Werribee Tigers

Billy Meyers                                     Williamstown

 

Listen to an interview with VFL coach Justin Plapp below, after he was announced as coach: 

 

 
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The list has now been reduced to 27

The state game will be broadcast live on Channel 7 from 2pm on Saturday, May 27. 

See the 27-player VFL training squad below:

Andrew Moore Box Hill Hawks
Sam Switkowski Box Hill Hawks
Bayley Fritsch  Casey Demons
Tom Goodwin Coburg Lions
Jordan Kelly Collingwood
Alex Boyse Essendon
James Ferry Essendon
Nick Hind Essendon
Nick Jamieson Footscray
Tom Atkins Geelong
Andrew Hooper North Ballarat
Nick Rippon North Ballarat
Cam O’Shea Northern Blues
Tom Wilson Northern Blues
Brody Mihocek Port Melbourne
Brodie Murdoch Port Melbourne
Eli Templeton Port Melbourne
Jordan Lisle Port Melbourne
Khan Haretuku Port Melbourne
Tom O’Sullivan Port Melbourne
Sam Darley Richmond
Matt Hanson Werribee Tigers
Michael Sodomaco Werribee Tigers
Brett Bewley Williamstown
Josh Newman Williamstown
Leigh Masters Williamstown
Michael Gibbons Williamstown
   
Talented Developing Players:  
   
Nick Evans Box Hill
Ben Allan Coburg Lions
Lachlan Tardrew Collingwood
Nash Holmes Essendon
Andrew Tashevski-Beckwith Footscray
Dan Capiron Geelong
Brenton Payne North Ballarat
Marcus Stavrou Northern Blues
Mack Rivett Port Melbourne
Kade Answerth Sandringham
Joe Maishman Werribee Tigers
Billy Myers Williamstown

 







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Will there be enough training sessions for the side to gel?

It's been an ongoing issue where the VFA / VFL have been poor at coming together with a cohesive gamestyle that all the squad are across.

For what is such a strong competition, our win / loss record is shocking in recent years, well below what it should be.

 

I haven't seen much footy this year, but think that Murdoch, Templeton and Mihocek are certain starters. I'd have Haretuku in the side as well.

 







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From the WAFL and WAFC websites:

 

2017 Carlton Draught WAFL State SquadFriday, May 5, 2017 - 9:01 AM

An initial Carlton Draught WAFL State Squad has been named for this year’s State Game against the Victorian Football League (VFL) at North Port Oval in Melbourne on Saturday, May 27.

The game will be broadcast live in Perth on Channel 7 from 12pm WST on Saturday, May 27.
 
WA coach Michael Broadbridge and assistant coaches Paul Johnson, Steve Malaxos, Clay McLernon and Garry Moss have selected a squad of 37 players to participate in the State program over the next three weeks.
 
Broadbridge said players had been selected in consultation with their WAFL coaches based on current form in the roles that would be required to tackle the VFL at North Port Oval.

 “We’re obviously expecting a certain style of play from the VFL on that ground so we’ve taken the approach of selecting players in the roles we’re likely to need,” Broadbridge said.
 
“We’ve been out watching players at the WAFL each week and all of the senior coaches have been very supportive and given us great feedback on which players are in form in the roles we need and who is most worthy of consideration.
 
“Overall, with the size of the ground at North Port, the opposition, and the chance it could be a bit slippery means we’re looking at players with bigger bodies who are strong over the ball and strong at the contest, which we’ll look to compliment with a bit of flair.
 
“We’re also looking at players who we think can adapt well, have some experience playing in the conditions against similar opposition and are mentally strong.”
 
The squad includes the greatest representation from the teams in the top four positions on the ladder, with nine players from South Fremantle selected, seven from Subiaco, six from Swan Districts and five from West Perth.  
 
Broadbridge has also assembled a coaching panel with a blend of youth and experience to lead the 2017 Carlton Draught State Squad.
 
“I’ve tried to get a balanced panel with good pedigree and strong ambition,” he said.
 
“Paul Johnson has been one of the best WAFL and State players in recent years, Garry Moss is a former AFL and WAFL player looking to enhance his coaching credentials, Clay McLernon is a WAFL Premiership player doing a fantastic job with the East Fremantle Colts and Steve Malaxos really balances it out well with his experience as a WAFL coach and as a player at State level.
 
“We are all really committed and looking forward to the challenge.”

Photo: 2016 State Game Simpson Medallist Jye Bolton is one of three players selected from Claremont for this year's squad. Photo: MM Photography

Carlton Draught WAFL State Squad

SURNAME

FIRST NAME

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

CLUB

ANDREWS

Mitch

196

92

Claremont

BOLTON

Jye

187

84

Claremont

BRADSHAW

Jack

180

74

Claremont

HAMPSON

George

188

79

East Fremantle

MARSH

Jonathan

190

89

East Fremantle

ANDERSON

Kyle

191

91

East Perth

MAGINNESS

Will

194

82

East Perth

MCGINNITY

Patrick

183

85

East Perth

JETTA

Leroy

177

85

Peel Thunder

JONES

Clint

180

80

Perth

COOK

Ryan

188

84

South Fremantle

HIGGINS

Brock

193

100

South Fremantle

JOHNSON

Blaine

187

87

South Fremantle

KELLY

Tim

183

83

South Fremantle

PICKETT

Marlion

184

89

South Fremantle

SAUNDERS

Ben

187

92

South Fremantle

SCHLOITHE

Hayden

184

83

South Fremantle

SHAW

Mason

197

94

South Fremantle

WILSON

Blayne

189

87

South Fremantle

HORSLEY

Kyal

183

85

Subiaco

KITCHIN

Leigh

182

79

Subiaco

LITHERLAND

Angus

192

88

Subiaco

LOCKYER

Jordan

192

90

Subiaco

PHELAN

Chris

186

83

Subiaco

RYAN

Liam

184

76

Subiaco

WHEELER

Clancy

194

95

Subiaco

AMES

Tallan

193

88

Swan Districts

CARY

Ricky

196

88

Swan Districts

GAULT

Corey

200

99

Swan Districts

NOTTE

Tony

196

80

Swan Districts

RIGGIO

Matt

182

90

Swan Districts

UGLE

Kirk

173

72

Swan Districts

BLACK

Aaron

181

83

West Perth

MANNING

Kody

184

84

West Perth

MEADOWS

Luke

185

88

West Perth

NELSON

Shane

176

73

West Perth

STRIJK

Andrew

183

88

West Perth

Coaches
Michael Broadbridge - Coach
Gary Moss - Forwards
Steve Malaxos and Paul Johnson- Midfield/Rucks
Clay McLernon- Backs
 
Schedule
Monday May 8, 5.30pm - Training/Recovery session at Fremantle Oval
Monday May 15, 6pm - Training/recovery session at Domain Stadium
Monday May 22, time TBC - Training/recovery session. Venue TBC
Wednesday May 24, 5.15pm - Main training session. Venue TBC
Thursday May 25, 2pm – depart for Melbourne
Friday May 26, time TBC – Training session at North Port Oval, Port Melbourne.
Saturday May 27, 2.15pm* – WA v VIC at North Port Oval, Port Melbourne
 *local time







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This is just a waste of time bullshit game that dosent represent the quality of playrs that play in the VFL every week.How many of these players would make it onto a current AFL list ? maybe a couple.

With so many Port and Willy players why not just pick a combined side and be done wtih it?

The football public will vote with their feet and the usual 1500 may bother to turn up which is pathetic for the suppossed best State League in the nation.But as I said its a long way from being the best side to put on the paddock and the footy public know that.

I reckon if the usual  bigheaded,arrogant attitude - we are the mighty Vics attitude prevails and the players start playing fancy as they have in past games  as if they are a real the Victorian team  the sandgropers might just knock this team off  but not if the weather is crap.

On th bright note Sandy/St Kilda Seconds that I take a passing inerest in wont lose any players to injury