Again this year the TAC CUP competition will become the AFL’s major recruiting ground for the best under age footballers for the 2015 AFL Draft and the future.
Sunday will be a feast for all Western Victoria football followers as the Rebels U16 Development Squad kick off the day with their clash against their traditional rivals, the Geelong Falcons at
12 noon followed by our TAC CUP team taking on the Geelong Falcons at 2 pm.
Opportunities have arisen for 8 players to make their TAC CUP debut for the Rebels which is credit to these players for all their hard work and commitment over the Pre Season phase.
The team have already come up against the Pioneers and Falcons during Trial Games this year and they were both very competitive hit outs for both sides and it will be a great test for the Rebels to achieve an opening victory for 2015.
U18 TAC Cup Debuting Players
Sam White (South Mallee Giants)
Connor Byrne (St Patricks College)
Shannon Beks (South Warrnambool FNC)
Ezeikiel Frank (St Patricks College)
Todd Lawrence (Lake Wendouree FNC)
Nicholas Hausler (Koroit FNC)
Jack Hutt (Cobden FNC)
Hasker Dawborn (Ballarat FNC)
Rebels U16 Development Squad begin AFL VIC Country Championships
This year the team will be coached by experienced Rebels TAC CUP Assistant Coach, Damian Ross.
The squad that will represent the Rebels over the Championships has been selected from over 130 initial invitees into the preseason across Western Victoria. The team have so far had two practice matches together against the Bendigo Pioneers and the Geelong Falcons. The coaching staff has been impressed by the talent of the players so far.