Tasmania’s first ever All Nations and Kickstart teams goes away this Saturday for the Diversity Championships.

The two teams are the historic first ever all Tasmanian teams competing in the All Nations and Kickstart divisions. They will compete in the National Diversity carnival in Blacktown (Western Sydney) from April the 8th through to April the 13th, 2017. All games will be take place at Blacktown and teams from right across the country will compete in the KickStart and All Nations tournaments, as part of the Diversity Carnival.

This is an exciting time for Tasmania football to be able to field the first ever All Nations and Kickstart  team.

The All Nations team was selected from one state and three regional try-outs. The side consists of players mixed up with various Tasmanian Football Academies and others who are good club players. The team will be coached by Tasmania State League senior Coach in Clinton Proctor, with his assistants in Jimmy Aganas and Hadi Rezaie. This is a good platform for Tasmania, to help launch this program for the coming years.

ALL NATIONS PLAYERS TO WATCH:

  1. Oliver Burrows – Cheng – Oliver is a very strong in and under player with excellent skills. He has a long penetrating kick that helps link up other players in the team.
  1. Jayden Applebee – Jayden is a very skilful onballer, with a High level on skill execution. Very fast with a good engine which enables him to run all day.
  1. Jordan Iramu – Jordan comes into the team after a great 2016 season where he won the NTJFA under 14 competition’s best and fairest. Jordan is a very fierce competitor who doesn’t give up.

The selected team consists of 13 – 16 year old boys with a wide range of muliticultural backgrounds. To be selected in the team you must have multicultural heritage.

ALL NATIONS FINAL TEAM LIST:

No.Given NameSurname NameCultural Heritage – NationalityRegionHeightWeight
1DuhkimThangvalBurmeseMowbray160cm55kg
2ThomasLiefhebberDutchWynyard173cm55kg
3AshleyRowlandsSri LankanOatlands166cm60kg
4NoahMoroneyScottishNorth Hobart163cm48kg
5James WallacePhilippinesRiverside177cm63kg
6BrukDugganEthiopianCradoc173cm55kg
7TarunWellingIndian/SAFranklin178cm56kg
8JaydenApplebeePhilippines Kingston174cm77kg
9WilliamHodgmanEnglishSandy Bay180cm63kg
10OliverBurrows-ChengMalaysian Kingston181cm83kg
11ReubenMuanBurmeseInvermay173cm65kg
12William HaleyNew ZealandLaunceston183cm73kg
13JordanIramuPNG/PolishWest Launceston175cm60kg
14Marcus OKeefeIndonesiaYoungtown180cm63kg
15PoasiLa’akuluTonganMowbray180cm79kg
16TonyAganasSudaneseProspect Vale185cm80kg
17Lloyd GallaherMaoriSmithton179cm81kg
18TaneRoutledgeMaori Wynyard187cm80kg
19SamBruinewouldDutchLongford194cm83kg

KICKSTART – TASMANIA

Over the last 4 – 5 years Tasmania have been linking in with AFL Victoria and sending the state’s best aboriginal boys over to try out fore the Victoria team.

This year,  AFL Tasmania have done a power of work to pull this team together where the state can now give other aboriginal boys around the State the opportunity to represent Tasmania. Similar to the All Nations team there were three regional and one state try outs to select the final team. The team will be coached by Rulla Mansell and assisted by Guy Grey.

KICKSTART PLAYERS TO WATCH:

  1. Will Levy – Corby – has just arrived to our state via Queensland. Will represented Queensland in the Kick Start program in 2016. Will is a big strong boy that will give us plenty of options down back or up forward.
  1. Harry Ireland – Is a tall developing ruckman that shows a lot of potential. A big summer of rowing has built his strength up which will help him impact the game around the ground.
  1. Ethan Mansell – is a small onballer with excellent skills. Ethan is a versatile player who can play in various positions around the ground. His ability to link up with his running ability will bring others into play.

KICKSTART FINAL TEAM LIST:

No.Given NameSurname NameIndigenous Cultural Heritage RegionHeightWeight
1EthanMansellpakanaRavenswood173cm56kg
2LiamFlaniganpakanaUlverstone173cm52kg
3BaileyGreypakanaSmithton176cm55kg
4JesseShepheardpakanaUlverstone170cm63kg
5CoreyBreadmorePalawaEast Devonport175cm66kg
6Jimmy RichardsPalawaRiana171cm64kg
7RhyanMansellpakanaProspect176cm65kg
8RileyJamespakanaStowport175cm65kg
9SherrinEggerpakanaDeloraine179cm70kg
10GilbertRileypakanaDeloraine175cm66kg
11Austin MaynardpakanaGeorgetown178cm65kg
12EthanTarrantpakanaLegana178cm67kg
13TobyReevespakanaSmithton183cm68kg
14ThomasDwyerpakanaLongford182cm67kg
15JontyMcIvorpakanaRocky Cape179cm66kg
16WarrickPurtonpalawaTurners Beach181cm70kg
17CheHainespakanaHillwood179cm70kg
18HarryMcIvorpakanaRocky Cape183cm69kg
19LeiwynJonespalawa/KijaWest Launceston193cm74kg
20HarryIrelandpalawaWest Hobart195cm77kg
21WillLevi -CorbyTorres Straight IsClarence185cm85kg
22TreyThomaspakanaLegana182cm90kg