North Coast Force Junior teams announced

THE AFL North Coast has announced the North Coast Force representative teams that will compete at the Northern NSW representative carnival in Coffs Harbour on July 18, 19 and 20.

The Force will again be fielding boys and girls teams in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 age groups.

Since first being created in 2017, the quality of the North Coast Force brand has continued to strengthen the quality of the representative program. Players responded to the new program with record numbers attending trials and the 2018 program has already built upon last season’s successes.

AFL North Coast Community Football Manager, Brad Greenshields, said that the program continues to grow in both popularity and opportunity.

“This season we had an outstanding turn-out to the rep trials, both in numbers attending and in the depth of quality. We’re really excited by the standard of each of the teams and can’t wait to see them performing on home soil within our region,” Greenshields said.

The carnival in July will see the North Coast Force teams battle it out against Central Coast, Hunter Coast and Illawarra to determine the winner of the Simon Smyth Cup.

Greenshields said the representative carnival will feature not just the best underage players living in the Northern NSW and Illawarra regions, but also a further improvement in the standard of play on previous iterations of junior representative carnivals.

“The talent on display will be outstanding, and the matches will be quality affairs,” he said.

“This is a great chance for players from our region to test themselves against the best players in Northern NSW and futher their football development while doing so.”

For full details of the selected players please see the below list.

CLICK HERE for the full list of players and coaches in each of the North Coast Force squads.