Homegrown talent to return for WAFL colts match

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
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Claremont league players before last year’s game in Albany.
Camera IconClaremont league players before last year’s game in Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The Great Southern region’s strong association with WAFL zoned club Claremont will be on show when the Tigers play a colts game against Perth on July 20 at Centennial Stadium to back up the success of last year’s WAFL fixture.

A crowd of 2664 people attended the WAFL league match between the Tigers and South Fremantle at the Stadium last year, featuring a host of Great Southern talent.

The July match will be an ideal opportunity to see some home-grown players in Tigers colours.

The match is during school holidays and is likely to have a 2pm start.

It falls on the weekend of a general bye for the Great Southern Football League.

WAFC Great Southern manager Matt Bishop said the match was fantastic news for the region.

“The other exciting thing is Claremont plan to use plenty of local players in that team as well, giving our boys an opportunity,” Mr Bishop said.

“There will be a Storm game before the likely 2pm start for the colts and a women’s exhibition game afterwards.”

Bishop said Claremont would hold their masterclass clinic on Wednesday, July 17 and the Proudies holiday clinic would be the following day.

Coaching and umpiring sessions are being finalised.

The Great Southern talent on Claremont’s colts list this year includes Anthony Davis, Tom Wolfe, Jye Clark, Jacob Blight, Tom Baldwin, Aidin Williss, Zainel Bin Busu, Nelson Kent, Ted Batchelor, Hayden Parker, Nic Finlay and Rivah Bocian.

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