At a jumper presentation at Shark Park on 9 March the 40 player East Fremantle District 16s Academy was announced. Players were selected from more than ten clubs including seven players from as far away as Geraldton. Congratulations to six East Fremantle Power players!
The Academy leadership positions were also announced and remarkably three of the four leaders are Power players. The Academy is one step away from the Colts competition which is a great achievement!
The grueling selection involved training and trials all through summer including boot camps and beach sessions. Around seventy players started the journey but several ‘cuts’ occured when hard working and talented players got the grim news that there efforts were unsuccessful. The 16s team will play other WAFL teams through a six game competition in March and April 2016.
Congratulations to the Power’s Nicholas Watson (Captain), Milan Murdoch (Vice Captain), Dillon O’Reilly (Vice Captain), Lachlan Duncanson, Felix Shakelton and Lachlan Armstrong. The Academy’s Team Manager is the Power’s Daniel Richards.