A strong performance by Euroa's JD Hayes against Tatura has earned him a call-up to the Goulburn Valley Football League's interleague squad.DAMEN FRANCIS May 16, 2014 3:10am
Euroa’s JD Hayes has been added to Goulburn Valley’s interleague squad after an impressive performance against Tatura last weekend.
Euroa’s JD Hayes is this year’s bolter for the Goulburn Valley Football League interleague team.
Hayes was added to the squad after a standout performance against Tatura last weekend.
The squad trained for the first time at Kings Park, Seymour, on Wednesday night.
Coach Travis Ryan was pleased to see about 29 players turn out, with only a couple unavailable with work commitments.
‘‘JD Hayes was added after his performance in wet conditions on Saturday, so both Hayes boys are in,’’ Ryan said, in reference to JD’s brother Will, who is also in the squad.
‘‘We have a fair few new faces this year, so we had 40 minutes of training that was more based around getting to know each other.’’
A final training session will be at Deakin Reserve on Wednesday night, after which the final team will be named and jumpers presented to successful players.
The Goulburn Valley under-18 squad is down to 30 after Wednesday night’s session at Shepparton’s Princess Park.
Four players withdrew, two with injury — Kyabram’s Sean Dillon (hamstring) and Mooroopna’s Jake Cormick — and two with TAC Cup commitments — Kyabram’s Kyle Mueller and Echuca’s Mitch Hore — while a further four were cut.
Coach Jason Wells said more cuts needed to be made, but was hopeful that just challenge was left up to selectors and dictated by injuries.
‘‘We’ve had a couple of injuries, which is unfortunate and both would have been in the mix for the final side as well,’’ Wells said.
‘‘There’s no use trying to get through the next week in pain and play one interleague game and miss six or seven weeks because of it.
‘‘It’s hard, because at under-18 level they might only get one chance at it and then it’s a lot harder sometimes to get into a senior interleague side, but that’s footy.
‘‘Unfortunately we had to make a cut and that’s all part and parcel of it I suppose.’’
Wells said the five or six-strong coaching staff attended games last week and was satisfied with the initial squad.
The first training session was kept fairly basic, with most of the hard work coming next week.
‘‘A few blokes had some games (on Wednesday) for their schools, so we had to be mindful of that and not run them too hard,’’ he said.
‘‘We only probably trained for an hour with some skill work and set ups coming out of the back line and how we want to use the footy coming down the ground, which we’ll do a lot more of next week at Deakin.’’
The senior and under-18 sides meet Ballarat in AFL Victoria Country Championships games at Deakin Reserve on Saturday, May 24.
Goulburn Valley Football League under-18 interleague squad is packed with talent and will give coaching staff headaches when it comes to trimming players.
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