Future AFL stars face off with Vic Metro

Many of the most promising under-17 boys footballers from New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Queensland will be in action in Melbourne this Sunday, 13 August.

The young stars will feature in a double-header at Werribee’s Avalon Airport Oval.

The showcase matches provide an opportunity for players to push their case for selection for the 2023 AFL Futures match, which will be played as a curtain-raiser to the 2023 Toyota AFL Grand Final on Saturday, September 30.

All players selected for Sunday’s matches were born in 2006 and will be eligible for selection in the 2024 AFL Draft.

Victoria Metro and New South Wales/ACT will meet in the opening match at 10:30am, before Victoria Country and Queensland square off at 1:00pm.

All four squads have been selected in consultation with Coates Talent League and Academy programs.

One to watch from NSW/ACT is Mitchell Woods (NSW/ACT) who was last year named in the 2022 AFL National Development Championships U16 Boys All-Australian Team.


Mitchell Woods (Sydney Swans Academy) celebrates a goal during the round one Coates Talent League match between Western Jets and Sydney Swans Academy at Highgate Reserve on March 25, 2023 in Melbourne


The matches will provide a development opportunity for several emerging coaches within Coates Talent League programs. NSW/ACT will be led by Sydney Swans premiership defender and GWS GIANTS Academy head coach Tadhg Kennelly.


HOW TO WATCH: Please click here to watch a live stream of both matches on Sunday.

Victoria Metro vs New South Wales/ACT

Sunday, August 13 at 10:30am
Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee

1ZacharyNandlal (pictured)30-01-06171Sydney Swans AcademySydney University
2JosaiaDelana (pictured)01-07-06174GWS Giants AcademyEast Coast Eagles
3AlexSwinnerton06-03-06175Murray BushrangersLavington
4HarveyOdgers26-06-06177GWS Giants AcademyNarrandera
5LachlanHogan13-01-06178Bendigo PioneersMoama
6MitchellWoods15-05-06179Sydney Swans AcademySt George Dragons
7JoeHarrison20-07-06180Sydney Swans AcademyWarners Bay
8NicholasAndreacchio03-10-06180Sydney Swans AcademySydney University
9OliverWithers11-01-06183GWS Giants AcademyBelconnen
10FelixRugge-Price02-06-06184Sydney Swans AcademySydney University
11ColbyHill24-02-06185Sydney Swans AcademySt George Dragons
12MitchellBradley30-06-06175GWS Giants AcademyEast Coast Eagles
13ThomasHitchens29-01-06188Sydney Swans AcademyUNSW-ES Bulldogs
14TiernanMiller27-05-06190GWS Giants AcademyBelconnen
15NoahHarper15-06-06191GWS Giants AcademyCollingullie Glenfield Park
16CameronEste11-02-06191Sydney Swans AcademyPennant Hills
17JobeShanahan02-08-06192Bendigo PioneersMoama
18TomForrest14-06-06192Murray BushrangersWangaratta Rovers
19HenryHoldom27-03-06195GWS Giants AcademyBelconnen
20JoelCochran28-03-06195Sydney Swans AcademyUNSW-ES Bulldogs
21CooperBell30-11-06198GWS Giants AcademyBelconnen
22JoshuaMurphy28-11-06187Murray BushrangersNorth Albury
23LoganSmith24-09-06202GWS Giants AcademyQueanbeyan


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2NoahScott23-08-06173Calder CannonsPascoe Vale
5JaydenNguyen27-07-06177Calder CannonsAberfeldie
6DamonHollow30-03-06180Calder CannonsEpping
7TomGross15-09-06180Oakleigh ChargersOld Trinity Grammarians
8LucasMcInerney28-02-06180Northern KnightsHeidelberg
9NashKing05-01-06181Calder CannonsWallan
10JhettHaeata25-10-06185Sandringham DragonsBeaumaris
11HarrisonOliver15-06-06181Sandringham DragonsOld Brighton Grammarians
12CodyAnderson30-01-06181Eastern RangesHealesville
14ChristianMoraes08-11-06182Eastern RangesKnox
15LuccaGrego15-09-06183Western JetsKeilor
16TajHotton17-06-06184Sandringham DragonsOld Haileybury
17DanielSnell24-08-06184Western JetsYarraville Seddon Eagles
18ZakJohnson24-12-06185Northern KnightsOld Ivanhoe Grammarians
19PatrickRetschko28-02-06186Oakleigh ChargersSt Kilda City
20LiamFarrar14-02-06188Northern KnightsDiamond Creek
22CharlieRichardson20-02-06190Oakleigh ChargersVermont
23TadhgMcCarthy07-03-06191Oakleigh ChargersOld Carey Grammarians
25RileyWhite18-07-06191Eastern RangesPark Orchards
26HarryO’Farrell03-05-06196Calder CannonsMaribyrnong Park
27AdrianCole05-01-06197Sandringham DragonsSt Bedes/Mentone
28SamBuck28-02-06197Sandringham DragonsSt Bedes/Mentone
29LukaPecer28-03-06200Sandringham DragonsBeaumaris