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WA flavour for Boomerangs and World Team Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:14 AM

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Thirteen WA players are representing the Flying Boomerangs and World under 16 national team as part of the NAB AFL National 16s Championships on the Gold Coast this week.

Selected by AFL Club recruiters following the 2016 AFL National Diversity Championships held in Townsville earlier this year, the respective squads of 30 young men have been chosen based on school attendance, leadership skills, and football ability.

The AFL Flying Boomerangs program is a personal development and leadership program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men aged 14-16 years old, while the World Team is made up of the best upcoming AFL multicultural players from across the nation.

Those selected will be exposed to the best training, coaching and mentoring, as well as personal development opportunities during the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships, which run from Sunday, July 9 to Saturday, July 15.

The teams will play two games against eachother during the week, the first on Tuesday, July 11 at Metricon Stadium at 12.45pm WA time, and the second on Friday, July 14 at Yeronga at 1.30pm WA time.

Photo: WA's 2017 Kickstart Champions, from which 8 players were selected for the Flying Boomerangs squad. 

WA Participants:

Name

WAFL District

Representative team

Joel Western

Claremont

World

Chris Walker

East Fremantle

World

Brandon Walker

East Fremantle

World

Keanu Haddow

East Fremantle

World

Manfred Pati

South Fremantle

World

Roy George

Swan Districts

Boomerangs

Jordan Kickett

Perth

Boomerangs

Izekial Bolton

Subiaco

Boomerangs

Reece Gerrand

West Perth

Boomerangs

Ira Jetta

South Fremantle

Boomerangs

Tyreece Binder

Subiaco

Boomerangs

Isiah Winder

Peel

Boomerangs

Michael Mallard

West Perth

Boomerangs