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Training squads selected ahead of V/Line Cup campaign

THE Under-15 boys and girls South West V/Line Cup training squads have been finalised with 18 locals selected in the squad of 25.

The Hamilton Kangaroos dominated selection with 12 players coming from the Hampden Football Netball League club’s junior system, while Harrow-Balmoral had two players selected, one from Coleraine, Penshurst, Hawkesdale-Macarthur and Casterton-Sandford in the boys squad, alongside seven Portland players.

AFL Western District football development manager, Jock Whiting said the selection process was different to normal, due to minimal football played last year after COVID-19 forced seasons to be abandoned.

“Given COVID-19 and last year’s impact it had, it has been a bit different,” he said.

“It used to be the Bulldogs’ space with the NGA (Next Generation Academy) and with the AFL resetting their systems, they are not doing it anymore.”

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