Vic Metro finalises squad for National U18 Championships

OAKLEIGH Chargers and Sandringham Dragons make up more than half of the finalised Vic Metro side heading to the National Under 18 Championships next month. The Chargers had 10 players included in the squad, with the Dragons just one shy with a total of nine members to don the ‘Big V’. Western Jets managed six players in the squad, ahead of Calder Cannons (five), Northern Knights (four) and Eastern Ranges (three).

The 37-man squad includes eight bottom-agers as well as three over-agers in Oakleigh’s Noah Answerth, Northern’s Mark Baker and Sandringham’s Joe Griffiths. Among the top prospects in the Victorian squad are AFL Academy top-age members Rhylee West, Curtis Taylor, Isaac Quaynor, Jack Bytel, Buku Khamis, Ben King and Bailey Smith.

With potential top five pick Max King out for the year with an ACL, the Metro side will look to brother Ben as a key target who can play at either end, as can bottom-age AFL Academy member Emerson Jeka. A midfield containing Western Jets’ skipper Xavier O’Halloran, Oakleigh duo James Rowbottom and Riley Collier-Dawkins, and Northern’s Tom McKenzie along with West, Bytel and Smith.

2018 VIC METRO SQUAD

No.
Name
Surname
DOB
HT(cm)
WT (kg)
Region
Local Club/School
1 Jack  Mahony  12/11/2001 176 68 Sandringham Dragons  St Kevins FC / St Kevins College
2 Joseph Ayton-Delaney 25/03/2000 180 68 Oakleigh Chargers  Camberwell Sharks FC / Xavier College
3 Zak Butters 8/09/2000 181 70 Western Jets  Darley FC / Maribyrnong College
4 Rhylee West 12/07/2000 180 80 Calder Cannons  Strathmore FC / St Kevins College
5 Matthew Rowell 1/07/2001 180 73 Oakleigh Chargers  Booroondara Hawks FC / Carey Grammar
6 Curtis Taylor 6/04/2000 186 79 Calder Cannons FC Keilor FC
7 Angus Hanrahan 9/08/2000 182 68 Sandringham Dragons  St Kilda FC / St Kevins College
8 James Rowbottom 19/09/2000 185 78 Oakleigh Chargers Camberwell Sharks FC / St Kevins College
9 Daly Andrews 22/02/2000 183 76 Western Jets Werribee Districts FC / MacKillop College
10 Xavier Fry 8/08/2000 183 68 Eastern Ranges Vermont FC / Yarra Valley Grammar
11 Ryan Gardner 22/03/2001 184 72 Northern Knights  Montmorency JFC / Montmorency SC
12 Tom McKenzie 23/06/2000 184 76 Northern Knights Fitzroy FC / Ivanhoe Grammar
13 Lachlan  Sholl 7/03/2000 185 77 Calder Cannons  St Bernards FC / St Bernards College
14 Isaac Quaynor 15/01/2000 182 82 Oakleigh Chargers  Doncast East FC / East Doncaster SC
15 Bailey Smith  7/12/2000 185 82 Sandringham Dragons Old Xaverians FC / Xavier College
16 Noah Answerth 6/08/1999 182 82 Oakleigh Chargers Caulfield Bears FC
17 Jack Evans 21/03/2000 186 83 Calder Cannons Aberfeldie FC
18 Xavier O’Halloran 11/07/2000 187 83 Western Jets St Bernards FC / St Bernards College
19 Jack Bytel 14/03/2000 187 81 Calder Cannons Aberfeldie FC
20 Alastair Richards 9/05/2000 187 78 Sandringham Dragons St Kevins FC / St Kevins College
21 Dylan Williams 1/07/2001 188 82 Oakleigh Chargers Whitefriars Old Boys FC / Whitefriars College
22 Jamieson Rossiter 17/11/2001 189 77 Eastern Ranges Rowville FC / Rowville Sports Academy
23 Buku Khamis 24/03/2000 190 81 Western Jets FC St Albans FC / Maribyrnong College
24 Noah Anderson 17/02/2001 190 83 Oakleigh Chargers Booroondara Hawks FC / Carey Grammar
25 Stefan Radovanovic 7/09/2000 192 85 Western Jets Keilor FC / Maribyrnong College
26 Riley Collier-Dawkins 3/02/2000 193 88 Oakleigh Chargers Waverley Blues FC / Salesian College
27 Will Kelly 16/08/2000 193 83 Oakleigh Chargers Glen Iris JFC / Scotch College
28 Ben Silvagni 7/05/2000 194 84 Oakleigh Chargers Greythorn Falcons FC / Xavier College
29 James Blanck 20/11/2000 195 80 Eastern Ranges Park Orchards JFC / Whitefriars College
31 Mark Baker 22/02/1999 196 83 Northern Knights Whitefriards Old Collegians FC
32 Emerson Jeka 18/09/2001 198 88 Western Jets Altona FC / Maribyrnong College
33 Will Kennedy 18/06/2000 198 86 Sandringham Dragons Caulfield Grammarians FC / Caulfield Grammar 
34 James Rendell 9/05/2000 198 90 Sandringham Dragons Parkdale FC / Parkdale SC
35 Thomas Hallebone 19/07/2000 201 83 Northern Knights Preston Bullants FC / Parade College
36 Ben King 7/7/2000 202 85 Sandringham Dragons Old Haileybury FC / Haileybury College
37 Joe  Griffiths  28/5/1999 203 90 Sandringham Dragons Old Geelong FC
38 Fischer McAsey  8/3/2001 195 86 Sandringham Dragons East Brighton FC / Caulfield Grammar 

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