Pair included in state side

June 23, 2017

Benalla’s Joshua Rose and Tyreece Rhodes-Orton have been selected to represent the state at the AFL National Inclusion Carnival in July.

AFL Victoria finalised its Vic Country representative squad ahead of the carnival, which will start on July 24.

Twenty of country Victoria’s best players with disability, including four emergencies, have been chosen to don the Big-V jumper as they prepare to take on the top talent from across the country.

Selection comes following a training session which saw more than 40 regional players showcase their skills at Bendigo’s Epson Huntly Reserve.

AFL North East Border has six representatives in the squad, while AFL Western District has four, AFL Wimmera Mallee has three, and AFL Goldfields has three players in the side.

Leading the squad again for the second consecutive year is coach Matt Deegan who will be keen to improve on Vic Country’s third place result from last season.

For the first time, all states and territories will be represented, with squads from the Northern Territory and Western Australia joining regular competitors Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, NSW/ACT, Vic Metro and Vic Country.

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