STATE 16s SQUAD

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:42 PM

The Claremont Football Club are delighted to have had 13 of our Futures squad members selected in the 2020 WA State 16s Squad.

This year’s Simply Energy State 16s Program sees a larger squad picked to play two internal exhibition games given the cancellation of the National Carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Claremont’s group of selections makes up over 20% of the squad, which was selected off the back of six rounds of WAFL Futures matches earlier in the year.

Claremont Acting Talent Manager Jordan Smith said it was a great outcome for the club.

“We’ve known since this group entered our pathway a couple of years ago that there was plenty of talent there, and from the start of this preseason we were always quietly confident that we would have a fair few in contention for state honours, but to end up with 13 in the squad is an outstanding result for us as a footy club.

“We made a concerted effort this year to put a more experienced coaching group in charge of our Futures squad, and this has clearly seen benefits, with Ashley Clancy and his assistants doing an outstanding job developing these boys both on and off field.

“All 13 boys are deserving of their inclusion off the back of strong form in the WAFL Futures matches, which was the outcome of several months of hard work in preparation.

“Like players from all clubs, I’m particularly proud of our boys this year for the way they handled the shutdown period with such maturity and stayed on track physically and mentally while the season was interrupted.

“It’s a cliché, but there’s always guys unlucky to miss out as well – we had several others right in the mix for selection and with continued hard work I have no doubt those who missed out will be capable of pushing for these sorts of higher honours in the coming years.”

The 13 Claremont players selected in the 2020 Simply Energy Western Australia State 16s Squad are as follows. Congratulations to all players!

 

Edward Allan

Scotch College | Mosman Park JFC

Smith says: “Son of CFC Past Player Ben Allan, a smooth-moving midfielder who is very clean with the footy and runs all day.”

Will Bailey

Christ Church Grammar School | Mosman Park JFC

Smith says: “A strong and consistent inside ball winner who possesses terrific breakaway pace from stoppages.”

Mitchell Barron

Hale School | Sorrento Duncraig JFC

Smith says: “A competitive beast who can dominate games with his speed, power and long kicking. Just as impressive with his ferocious pressure on the opposition ball carrier.”

Luke Brown

Christ Church Grammar School | Claremont JFC

Smith says: “A 199cm key forward who is capable of kicking big bags of goals. Also has the versatility to play through the ruck or in defence.”

Harrison Cole

Hale School | Wembley Downs JFC

Smith says: “A developing medium-tall forward who is a smart contested mark and a beautiful ball user.”

Alex Condon

Hale School | Scarborough JFC

Smith says: “A 202cm ruckman with elite endurance who also shows the ability to push forward and take contested marks inside 50.”

Lewis Crump

Scotch College | Claremont JFC

Smith says: “An exciting half back/inside midfielder with electric pace and the ability to break games open with his run and carry.”

Joshua Ledger

Scotch College | Claremont JFC

Smith says: “A consistent performer in multiple roles with outstanding leadership qualities. Demonstrates elite work-rate and competitiveness.”

Rohan MacNeill

Churchlands Senior High School | Scarborough JFC

Smith says: “An elite ball user by hand and foot coming out of defence who sees the game extremely well and competes strongly in the air and on the ground.”

Dallas McAdam

Halls Creek District High School | South Perth JFC

Smith says: “A freakish talent from our Kimberley zone, a quick and highly skilled forward/midfielder capable of lighting up games at the flick of a switch.”

Fletcher Netherway

Christ Church Grammar School | Swanbourne JFC

Smith says: “A great competitor who wins plenty of ball as a powerful inside midfielder who can also push forward and hit the scoreboard.”

Conrad Williams

Hale School | Waringarri FC

Smith says: “Another Kimberley product with exhilarating pace and athleticism who excites with his ability either on the wing or up forward.”

William Wolf

Scotch College | Subiaco JFC

Smith says: “The son of CFC Past Player Clinton Wolf, a 200cm ruckman with elite speed for his size and terrific competitiveness.”