The Great Southern will stage a WAFL colts fixture for the third time in four years, with Claremont and West Perth facing off at Retravision Stadium in just over a fortnight. The match will be played on Saturday, July 16 following a Great Southern Football League fixture between Albany and Railways. The round 13 WAFL colts game is set to feature some talented teenagers from the region, which is one of Claremont’s country zones. The Falcons sit on top of the colts ladder with a 7-2 win-loss record, while the Tigers are fighting for a spot in the top five with a 4-5 record, leaving them in seventh after 10 rounds. In 2019 a WAFL colts game was played between the Tigers and Perth, featuring current AFL rising stars Logan McDonald and Nathan O’Driscoll, and last year the Tigers again made the trip south to play a colts fixture against East Fremantle. The Tigers won last year’s regional match and their side contained seven local players. There are several Great Southern footballers playing colts for Claremont this year including Rhori Williams-Jolley (eight games), Heath Ravenhill (seven), Carson Flower (six), Toby Hall (five), Cooper Childs (four) and Xavier Brenton-Reed (two). This will be the third WAFL colts game in four years to be played at Albany’s premier ground, and in 2018 more than 2500 attended to witness a league clash between Claremont and South Fremantle. Claremont talent manager Jordan Smith said the match was an important part of their commitment to the Great Southern. “This is the third time we’ve done this in recent years,” he said. “We have got a strong formula that works for the footy club and the region down there. “To see the crowd that has turned out in the last couple of years has been really pleasing. “For our local players it’s a really rare opportunity to play in front of family and friends, and something they will love. “We are expecting about five guys that have relocated from the Great Southern to play and look at two or three other local-based players. “The more players from the region we can expose and give a taste of WAFL colts footy the better, especially if they want to transition to Perth next year.” Bouncedown for the colts clash will be at 5pm and there will be an Auskick game played during the half-time break. Claremont will also run some other events on their trip to the region. On Thursday, July 14 they will hold a school holiday masterclass for Year 6-9 boys and girls from 9am-2pm at Retravision Stadium. The session will feature Claremont WAFL and WAFLW players and coaches, and costs $90 per child which includes lunch and a Claremont water bottle and cap. Claremont colts coach Ashley Clancy will be holding a session with local coaches during the visit as well.