Published on July 4, 2016 1:55 pm

Vic Country finalises Big V Squads

WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country is pleased to announce its Energy Safe Under 19 and WorkSafe Vic Country representative squads ahead of the AFL Victoria Community Cup on Sunday, July 10 at Waterview Reserve (Waterview Drive, Mernda).

A squad of 25-players has been named for Vic Country ahead of their blockbuster clash against Vic Metro, with one player to be named as emergency later this week.

Energy Safe Vic Country Under 19 squad coach, Damian Sexton has released a final squad of 26-players including four emergencies, who will line up against the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA).

Eight leagues are represented in the Vic Country senior outfit, with Geelong FNL and Goulburn Valley FL leading the way with five selections each, followed by the Mornington Peninsula FNL with four.

The WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country side will once again be coached by Hawthorn legend Peter Knights, who is keen to rectify the result from its last encounter with Vic Metro in 2014, after going down to Melbourne’s best by 38-points.

Vic Country is set to name its captain in the coming days, while a final Vic Metro squad will be released later this week.

Of the 11 leagues represented in the Energy Safe Under 19 squad, Ovens & Murray FNL is the best represented with five selections,  followed by Goulburn Valley FL and Geelong FNL with four players each.

Nineteen-year-old Hayden McMahon (St Marys FNC) will lead the brightest young country football talent as captain, while Dean Smith (Mooroopna FNC) has earned the role as vice-captain.

Energy Safe Victoria Country U19 has recorded emphatic victories in its last two encounters against VAFA, in what has fast become one of the great traditional rivalries between the bush and the burbs.

The U19 representative match will kick off at 11.15am before the highly anticipated clash between Vic Country vs Vic Metro in the 2016 AFL Victoria Community Cup at 2pm.

The AFL Victoria Community Cup match will be Live Streamed at the AFL Victoria website


U19s Curtain Raiser

  • WHO: Energy Safe Vic Country vs VAFA
  • WHEN: Sunday, July 10
  • TIME: 11:15am
  • VENUE: Waterview Reserve (Waterview Drive, Mernda).

2016 AFL Victoria Community Cup

  • WHO: Vic Country vs Vic Metro
  • WHEN: Sunday, July 10
  • TIME: 2pm
  • VENUE: Waterview Reserve (Waterview Drive, Mernda).


See below for Energy Safe Vic Country U19 Squad:

Hayden  McMahon Geelong FNL
Todd Beck Gippsland L
Dean  Smith Goulburn Valley FL
Dylan  McMahon Geelong FNL
Zach Pallpratt Goulburn Valley FL
Dom Brew Ovens &Murray FL
Brady  Sharp Ovens &Murray FL
Riley Sharp Ovens &Murray FL
Jay O’Donoghue Ovens &Murray FL
Shaun Mannagh Ovens &Murray FL
Matt Shannon Goulburn Valley FL
Luke Delahey Ballarat FNL
Ryan Odell Mornington Peninsula FNL
Tim Hanna Golden Rivers FL
Luke Quirk Ovens &Murray FL
Tom Lang Geelong FNL
Angus Byrne Goulburn Valley FL
Ben Lusby Ballarat FNL
Cody Grant Geelong FNL
Paddy Anderson Hampden FNL
Jake Kelly Mornington Peninsula FNL
Sam Dunstan North Central FL
Cory Stockdale Gippsland L
Sean Downie Mornington Peninsula FNL
Kal Huntly Bendigo FNL
Rhona Conboy Wimmera FNL

See below for WorkSafe Vic Country Squad:

Farren Priest Goulburn Valley FL
Byron Barry Mornington Peninsula FNL
Steven Stroobants Goulburn Valley FL
Elliott Powell Ovens &Murray FL
Ben Monkhorst AFL Yarra Ranges
Jack Geary Bendigo FNL
Mark Collison Gippsland L
Sam Martyn Goulburn Valley FL
Brayden O’Hara Ovens &Murray FL
Scott Meyer South East FL
Ben Reid Goulburn Valley FL
Campbell Floyd Geelong FNL
Tim Bongetti Mornington Peninsula FNL
Thomas Toma Bendigo FNL
Paul Hinkley Geelong FNL
Dylan Jones Mornington Peninsula FNL
Rob Condy Geelong FNL
Matt McMahon Geelong FNL
Jason Cole Goulburn Valley FL
Jordy Williams AFL Yarra Ranges
Bob McCallum Gippsland L
Chris Moreland Geelong FNL
Matt Dussin Ovens &Murray FL
Chris Ryan Bendigo FNL
Kyle Hutchison Mornington Peninsula FNL

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