Category: Under 16s

Cannons selected in Under 16s Metro squad

The Calder Cannons will be represented by four players in this year’s NAB AFL Under-16 Championships.

Noah Candotti (Airport West), Joshua Goater (Sunbury Lions), Jack Newitt (Sunbury Lions) and Zac Taylor (Pascoe Vale) have all been selected in the final 28-player Vic Metro squad.

The four Cannons who form part of the 23-player Metro team (plus five emergencies) will begin their Under-16 Championships campaign on Sunday, June 16 when they take on Vic Country at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong from 12.30pm.

Both Metro and Country will then travel to Queensland for rounds two and three of the Championships, which feature games against South Australia and Western Australia on Monday, July 8 at Southport (Gold Coast) and Friday, July 12 at the Gabba (Brisbane).

Metro played its final trial match ahead of the Championships last Saturday at Preston City Oval, defeating Vic Country 12.8 (80) to 7.3 (45).

Taylor was impressive in the contest, racking up 21 disposals, 10 tackles and kicking two goals.

Calder Cannons Football Club wishes all four players the best of luck.

Six players make 16s Metro squad

The Calder Cannons Football Club would like to congratulate six of its Under 16 boys players for making the initial Vic Metro squad for 2019.

Noah Candotti (Airport West), Joshua Goater (Sunbury Lions), Jack Hebbard (Aberfeldie), Jack Newitt (Sunbury Lions), Zac Taylor (Pascoe Vale) and Ciaran Wrigglesworth (Pascoe Vale) were all successful in making the squad.

All six players were key contributors in our Under 16s program this year which unfortunately consisted of two losses against the Northern Knights and Oakleigh Chargers – Hebbard named in the best players on both occasions.

The Cannons were beaten at the death in their first contest against the Knights, while Matthew Gook was the only multiple goal scorer in their 48-point loss to the Chargers on Tuesday.

U16s team selection – Round 2 Metro Champs v Oakleigh

The Calder Cannons Barry Davis team is in for its Round 2 clash against the Oakleigh Chargers as part of the Metro Champs which kicked off on Tuesday.

The Cannons unfortunately went down by four points to the Northern Knights in a cracking contest at Highgate Recreation Reserve, but will look to come home with a better result at Trevor Barker Oval next Tuesday at 2.15pm.

Selected team:

FB: Warren. Marchione. M Taylor.

HB: Hebbard. Misiti. Martin.

C: Lalor. Dimasi. Whitnall.

HF: Jarvis. Overman. Newitt.

FF: Scott. Gook. Ktona.

R: Owens. Goater. Shoebridge.

I/C: Middleton. Candotti. Selvaggio. Z Taylor. Newman. Andronaco.

EMG: Haste.