Vic rising stars picked for U18 training hubs

L-R: Jobe Scapin, Grace Belloni, Tom Gross, Millie Lang

Many of the best underage footballers in Victoria came together to prepare for the upcoming 2024 season as part of the Victorian summer training hubs program.

89 boys and girls participated in high-performance training camps for under 18 footballers, held last week in Gelong (Vic Metro) and Ballarat (Vic Country), aimed at further assisting in their preparation for the 2024 Coates Talent League season.

With 68 different community football clubs from across Victoria represented, the squads showcase the depth of young talent in all regions and the strength of community football in the state.

Players involved in the summer training hubs took part in football and wellbeing programs and were provided with individual development plans.
All players selected are born in 2006 or 2007 and will be eligible for selection for the 2024 AFL National Championships. All 2006-born players will be eligible for the 2024 AFL and AFLW Drafts.

Victoria Country and Victoria Metro will conduct trial matches in April ahead of the 2024 National Championships, with players to be added to both squads for the trial games.

Congratulations to all players selected – see the lists below.

Name (Year of birth, Height, Coates Talent League program / Community Club)
Archer Day-Wicks (2006, 185cm, Bendigo Pioneers / Sandhurst)
Willem Duursma (2007, 190cm, Gippsland Power / Foster)
Jonty Faull (2006, 195cm, GWV Rebels / Redan)
Zac Harding (2006, 198cm, Murray Bushrangers / Wodonga)
Noah Hibbins-Hargreaves (2007, 185cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Mornington)
Harley Hicks (2007, 178cm, GWV Rebels / Lake Wendouree)
Cooper Hynes (2006, 188cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Bonbeach)
Xavier Ivisic (2006, 180cm, Geelong Falcons / Bell Park)
Sam Lalor (2006, 187cm, GWV Rebels / Bacchus Marsh)
Harvey Langford (2006, 188cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Mount Martha)
Xavier Lindsay (2006, 182cm, Gippsland Power / Leongatha)
Zac McInnes (2006, 196cm, Geelong Falcons / Bell Park)
Noah Mraz (2006, 198cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Narre North Foxes)
Riley Onley (2007, 194cm, Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton United)
Finn O'Sullivan (2006, 181cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Koroit)
Flynn Penry (2006, 200cm, GWV Rebels / Cobden)
Ben Rongdit (2007, 183cm, Geelong Falcons / Colac)
Jobe Scapin (2007, 186cm, Gippsland Power / Inverloch-Kongwak)
Tobie Travaglia (2006, 187cm, Bendigo Pioneers / Sandhurst)
Rhys Unwin (2006, 177cm, GWV Rebels / Cobden)
Oliver Warburton (2006, 184cm, Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton Swans)
Jack Whitlock (2006, 199cm, Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton)
Matt Whitlock (2006, 197cm, Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton)

Name (Year of birth, Height, Coates Talent League program / Community Club)
Matilda Argus (2007, 168cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Balnarring)
Zoe Besanko (2006, 179cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Frankston Dolphins)
Ava Bibby (2007, 182 Bendigo Pioneers / Sandhurst)
Jemaya Bressan (2006, 172cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Mount Martha)
Ash Centra (2006, 173cm, Gippsland Power / Sale City)
Rebecca Clottey (2006, 162cm, Geelong Falcons / St Marys)
Kayla Dalgleish (2006, 162cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Officer)
Jemmika Douglas (2006, 165 Bendigo Pioneers / Bambill)
Holly Egan (2006, 168cm, Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton Swans)
Alexis Gregor (2006, 180cm, Bendigo Pioneers / Moama)
Sara Howley (2006, 173cm, Geelong Falcons / Newtown & Chillwell)
Stella Huxtable (2007, 170cm, Geelong Falcons / Torquay)
Madison Ibrahim (2006, 165cm, Murray Bushrangers / Murray Felines)
Millie Lang (2006, 177cm, GWV Rebels / Redan)
Claire Mahony (2006, 181cm, GWV Rebels / Lake Wendouree)
Mekah Morrissy (2006, 159cm, Geelong Falcons / Newtown & Chillwell)
Lucia Painter (2006, 173cm, Bendigo Pioneers / White Hills)
Jemma Reynolds (2006, 162cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Langwarrin)
Jasmine Sowden (2006, 163cm, Gippsland Power / Sale City)
Ella Stoddart (2007, 162cm, Gippsland Power / Traralgon)
Elli Symonds (2006, 179cm, Dandenong Stingrays / Frankston Dolphins)
Seisia White (2006, 164cm, Geelong Falcons / St Marys)
Kiara Woods (2006, 182cm, Geelong Falcons / Geelong West Giants)

Name (Year of birth, Height, Coates Talent League program / Community Club)
Harry Armstrong (2006, 193cm, Sandringham Dragons / Ormond)
Levi Ashcroft (2006, 179cm, Sandringham Dragons / Old Brighton Grammarians)
Jack Dalton (2007, 178cm, Sandringham Dragons / Camberwell)
Jesse Dattoli (2006, 178cm, Northern Knights / Ivanhoe)
Lachy Dovaston (2007, 175cm, Eastern Ranges / Blackburn)
Louis Emmett (2007, 198cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Glen Iris)
Oliver Greeves (2007, 190cm, Eastern Ranges / Vermont)
Lucca Grego (2006, 183cm, Western Jets / Keilor)
Tom Gross (2006, 182cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Old Trinity Grammarians)
Taj Hotton (2006, 180cm, Sandringham Dragons / Old Haileybury)
Zak Johnson (2006, 185cm, Northern Knights / Old Ivanhoe Grammarians)
Isaac Kako (2006, 175cm, Calder Cannons / Northern Saints)
Nash King (2006, 181cm, Calder Cannons / Wallan)
Archie Ludowyke (2007, 193cm, Sandringham Dragons / East Sandringham)
Christian Moraes (2006, 182cm, Eastern Ranges / Glen Waverley)
Harry O'Farrell (2006, 196cm, Calder Cannons / Maribyrnong Park)
Harrison Oliver (2006, 181cm, Sandringham Dragons / Old Brighton Grammarians)
Murphy Reid (2006, 181cm, Sandringham Dragons / South Melbourne Districts)
Charlie Richardson (2006, 190cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Vermont)
Josh Smillie (2006, 194cm, Eastern Ranges / Park Orchards)
Jagga Smith (2006, 181cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Richmond)
Luke Trainor (2006, 195cm, Sandringham Dragons / Old Brighton Grammarians) 

Name (Year of birth, Height, Coates Talent League program / Community Club)
Grace Baba (2006, 176cm, Eastern Ranges / Mooroolbark)
Chloe Baker-West (2007, 163cm, Calder Cannons / Strathmore)
Grace Belloni (2006, 175cm, Eastern Ranges / Olinda-Ferny Creek)
Chloe Bown (2007, 172cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Kew Comets)
Georgie Brisbane (2006, 175cm, Eastern Ranges / Blackburn)
Lou-Lou Field (2006, 167cm, Western Jets / Flemington Juniors)
Daisy Flockart (2006, 179cm, Sandringham Dragons / Old Brighton Grammarians)
Kyla Forbes (2006, 167cm, Calder Cannons / Aberfeldie)
Amelie Gladman (2006, 166cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Surrey Park)
Marlo Graham (2007, 161cm, Northern Knights / Parkside)
Sierra Grieves (2006, 164cm, Western Jets / Yarraville Seddon Eagles)
Phoebe Hargreaves (2007, 159cm, Northern Knights / Fitzroy)
Zoe Hargreaves (2006, 171cm, Northern Knights / Fitzroy)
Maggie Mahony (2007, 162cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Glen Iris)
Emma McDonald (2006, 180cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Ashburton)
Sophie McKay (2006, 168cm, Sandringham Dragons / Prahran)
Jade McLay (2007, 176cm, Calder Cannons / Diamond Creek Women’s)
Tayla McMillan (2007, 161cm, Eastern Ranges / Wantirna South)
Molly Paterson (2006, 170cm, Eastern Ranges / Vermont)
Sarah Poustie (2006, 170cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Hawthorn Citizens)
Sienna Tallariti (2006, 175cm, Oakleigh Chargers / Whitehorse)