The Hunter Academy of Sport boys and girls AFL development squads have been announced for the 2016-17 programs.
Congratulations to the following boys and girls!
2016-17 BOYS SQUAD MEMBERS
Taj Barton (Cardiff), Gabriel Bose (Port Stephens), Jarell Bose (Port Stephens), Jack Denahy (Nelson Bay), Hugh Doherty (Nelson Bay), Lucas Doherty (City), Jonah Finlay (Warners Bay), Tyler Ford (Lake Macquarie), Matthew Godfrey (City), Zane Grant (Port Stephens), Cooper Higgins (Port Stephens), Rhylan Hoffman (Maitland), Ryan Inglis (Maitland), Liam Lieschke (Warners Bay), H Lowe (City), Lachlan Macnamara (Cardiff), Felix Mole (City), Cole Pedersen (Warners Bay), Abrahm Russell (Maitland), Isaac Stokes (Maitland), Louis Selkirk (City), Dorian Thornberry (Singleton), Archer Whitehead (Lake Macquarie), Max Woodhams (City)
2016-17 GIRLS SQUAD MEMBERS
Zoey Alley (Warners Bay), Sophie Clancy (Singleton, Halle Craigie (Maitland), Emily Docking (NA), Eireann Hurley (Nelson Bay), Niamh Hurley (Nelson Bay), Elizabeth Knorre (wallsend), Emmy Latter (Maitland), Abby Longworth (NA), Keira Mamotte (NA), Claudia Martin (NA), Kayla Merritt (Port Stephens), Zali Mertens (Lake Macquarie), Jordyn Murphy (Lake Macquarie), Lily Murphy (Lake Macquarie), Brooklyn Perry (City), Kaleah Picton (Maitland), Georgie Richards (NA), April Rodgers (City), Holly Searles (Warners Bay), Eliana Watters-Cowan (City)
The HAS AFL programs play a vital role in the AFL NSW/ACT pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young Australian Football players in the Hunter Region.
Members of the squad will be exposed to technical skill development, athlete education, sports science and fitness elements, as well as provide a talent identification platform for future talent programs.
This year also includes the introduction of the Hunter Academy of Sports first girls program.