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Our Macca’s Family Friendly round kicks off this Saturday at 11:50am where our reserves will be taking on the state under 18 side in a trial game (not for premiership points). The idea of this game is to help prepare the state under 18’s for the National Championships and hence the AFL National Championship rules will apply. This includes:
- 4 x 25 minute quarters
- 50 metre penalty (25 metre in SANFL)
- No last possession out of bounds rule
- No 3rd up in ruck contest and ruckman must nominate
- Each team must have no more than one Ruck to contest any bounce, throw up or boundary throw in
- A field umpire shall award a free kick against a player where the player. Who is not a designated Ruck contests a throw up or boundary throw in.
- Anti-density rule – as per SANFL Under 16/18s
Gibson Turner is unavailable for selection as he will be playing for the Central Australian Redtails. The Redtails are a representative football team who seek to achieve social engagement outcomes through providing health and education programs for Aboriginal footballers in the Red Centre. This was arranged as part of his transfer to West Adelaide.
We see Nick Favretto back for the first time this year after a foot operation during pre-season. To help in his bid to play for SA in the state team, Angus Rana from the under 18’s will play in the reserves this week. We also welcome Nigel Osborne to SANFL football after back surgery at the start of the year.
The league side takes on Adelaide Football Club at 2:40pm. We will unfortunately be playing without star forward Izak Rankine who is required to play for the State Under 18’s in the trial match. He will be playing against our reserve side.
We see premiership player Errin Wasley-Black back in the side after suspension and sometime in the reserves. Tall defender Josh Ryan comes back into the side on the extended bench along with Murray Waite.
Make sure you come down to City Mazda Stadium for Macca’s Family Friendly Round. Kids receive a free SANFL show bag which includes a voucher for a free sausage and bread. We will also have a Balloon artist at the Statewide Super family friendly area. See you all there, go bloods!
INS: Waite, Murray ; Ryan, Joshua ; Wasley-Black, Errin
OUTS: Rankine, Izak (state under 18’s )
RESERVES TEAM SELECTION – WEST V SA U18s
Saturday May 26th | 11:50am | City Mazda Stadium
INS: Favretto, Nicholas ; Heitmann, Jakob ; Osborn, Nigel ; Miller, Ben ; Vassallo, Anton ; Rana, Angus ; Jaensch, Nicholas
OUTS: Turner, Gibson (Redtails NT); Fielke, Aaron; Eastman, Matthew; Wasley-Black, Errin (League); Lynch, Thomas (knee); Ryan, Joshua (League)
U18’s TEAM SELECTION – WEST V STURT
Saturday May 26th | 5:30pm | City Mazda Stadium