Seymour's Josh Schache has just returned from a nine-day training, practice and sightseeing trip to New Zealand.JENNA BISHOP February 5, 2014 4:25am
Josh Schache stepped up to the under-18 side in good style.Seymour Telegraph on 22/08/2012 CAPTION: Josh Schache stepped up to the under-18 side in good style.
One of Seymour’s promising footy stars, Josh Schache, has returned home after a nine-day tour of New Zealand with an Australian squad.
Schache, 16, is a member of the AIS-AFL Academy Level One squad, which is coached by three-time Brisbane Lions premiership player Chris Johnson.
The Australian team played a match against the New Zealand Hawks at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium as part of the tour.
It was a close game, with Australia narrowly defeating the New Zealanders by four points.
‘‘It was a good experience,’’ Schache said.
‘‘(The New Zealand team) were pretty big, they were big players and they liked to tackle.
‘‘We were pretty happy to win, it was a pretty close game with a lot of ball-ups.’’
Schache kicked four points, an effort he said was a little disappointing.
The team also trained hard during the tour, with Schache spending quite a bit of time with Matthew Lloyd.
‘‘The training experience was really good with the guys and I learnt a lot from the coaches,’’ Schache said.
‘‘We worked on things that I need to improve on, and on what makes a good player.
‘‘(Lloyd) told me a lot of things I could improve on and work on.’’
The tour also included some sightseeing, with the team walking the 20
Schache said he would now focus on training with the Bushrangers and hopefully get in some practice matches with the team.
The AIS-AFL Academy is part of a commitment made by the AFL and the Australian Sports Commission, through the Australian Institute of Sport, to support Australian football’s best young players with their football and education development. It is an element of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfil their dream of playing in the AFL.
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