State Focus WA 2022 - Western Australia’s junior footy talent

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Futbolista

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Futbolista

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Any surprise exclusions?
Ahh it's a pretty good team I reckon. Positional too, so some guys will miss out. They included some lesser profile players which is cool.

I would have had Seth Connor (SF) in somewhere......honourable mentions to Jordyn Baker (EP), Scott Tuia (PT), Ryan Newick (S), Luke Yeo (EF), Dylan O'Dea (S). They could have slotted in but then who to take out.
 

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Futbolista

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Surprised Darcy Jones got in.....very talented player but only played 6 games?....surely reward the players like Seth Connor, Ryan Newick et al who have played more colts games at a consistently high standard this year....
Yeah that's a fair point.
 

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Inspired by Smythe and others...needed to update.....it's still a 50/50 opinion/to watch/Enjoy watching list rather than a these guys will get drafted.

Players worth looking at closely - My Alternative out on a limb view (Including players who have performed exceptionally since the state squad was announced and left their run late)

1-Jedd Busslinger (EP)
2-Elijah Hewett (SD)
3-Reuben Ginbey (EP/PSA)
4-Sam Gilbey
(CL/PSA)
5-Darcy Jones (SD)
6-Ed Allan
(CL/PSA)
7-Jed Hagan (EF)
8-Kaleb Smith (EF/PSA)
9-Kane Bevan (WP)
10-Ryan Newick (S)

11-Jack Cleaver (EF)
12-Jackson Broadbent (PT)
13-Jed Adams (PT)
14-Steely Green (SF)

15-Josh Draper (PT)
16-Christian Wilson (SF)
17-Luke Michael (WP)
18-Jasper Scaife (WP)
19-Jordyn Baker (EP)
20-Hugh Davies (CL/PSA)
21-Harry Cole (CL/PSA)
22-Noah Farrow (WP)
23-Tyrell Dewar (S)
24-Michael Sellwood+ (PT)
25-Griff Julian (WP)

26-Byron Finch (PT)
27-Sokaa Soka+ (EP)
28-Connor McDonald (P/PSA)
29-Baxter Phillip (P)
30-Mitch Barron
(CL)
31-Chase Bourne (SF)
32-Corey Tregenza-Cashell+ (PT)

33-Josh Sukuroski (CL)
34-Oscar Hine-Baston (P/PSA)
35-Conrad Williams (CL/PSA)
36-Rohan MacNeill (CL)
37-Max Mumme+ (CL)
38-Darcy Miller (EP)
39-Jonah Brooks (EP/PSA)
40-Ethan Barbieri (S)

Others in the mix - Angus Laurisson+ (SD), Joel Rush (PT), Jordan Douglas (SF), Seth Connor+ (SF), Campbell Henderson+ (S), Luke Yeo (EF), Connor Carbone (PT), William Wolf (CL), Jack Demarte+ (WP), Daniel Hill+ (P), Tom Smith (SD), Jack Poole+ (P), Edward Graham (SF/PSA), Mitch Miller (EP/PSA), Xavier Milner (EP), William Cassidy (EP/PSA) , Rory Charles (CL), Bailey Maxwell (EP), Jacob Evitt (S), Daniel Gathercole (WP)
 
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MReeves

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That's a talent filled Colts Team of the Year. Great selections for each position and all deserving. Would be mammoth to see them in action playing together.
 
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ChasingFlags25

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Well done to the lads selected in the WAFL team of of the year.

A couple of noticeable omissions, and a couple selected without much continuity!

Rookie me central put out a team of the year today, with a couple of my favourites rewarded with a mention.

Finch with 22 goals as a small forward is a given. Adams best tall defender with Bussliner injured. Sellwood and Newick best utility’s in the comp this year. Wilson named in the positions he dominated at colts level this year.

 

ChasingFlags25

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Well done to the lads selected in the WAFL team of of the year.

A couple of noticeable omissions, and a couple selected without much continuity!

Rookie me central put out a team of the year today, with a couple of my favourites rewarded with a mention.

Finch with 22 goals as a small forward is a given. Adams best tall defender with Bussliner injured. Sellwood and Newick best utility’s in the comp this year. Wilson named in the positions he dominated at colts level this year.

 

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Futbolista

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When will you be posting your team of the year Mate?

Soon or after the finals series?

You more than anyone should have a team, no one puts the time and research that you do into WA colts talent.
Thanks. Means a lot mate.

I think those two teams cover just about everyone with a compelling case to be included - apart from Seth Connor (SF). His non-selection is a mystery to me.

So happy with those 33 players but add in Connor and take out Darcy Jones (SD) due to a lack of matches.
 

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WAFL Colts Votes Leader Board After Finals Week 2
Votes taken from the coaches votes on the WAFL stats page and from one observer who watched live or on stream (Volunteers welcome)

Note - 2004 DOB's Reuben Ginbey (EP), Baxter Phillip (P), Jack Cleaver (EF), Jed Adams (PT), Elijah Hewett (SD), Darcy Jones (SD), Jed Hagan (EF), Jedd Busslinger (EP), Steely Green (SF) plus over age colts Daniel Hill (P) and Damian Sinclair (P) have been promoted to league football in 2022 season.

+ = Over ager 2003 DOB
** = Below ager 2005 DOB
*** = 2006 DOB

Leader Board Games Votes Ave Goals Max Mumme+ (CL) 5 38 7.60 6 Darcy Jones (SD) 6 44 7.33 6 Angus Laurisson+ (SD) 7 49 7.00 - Coen Livingstone** (P) 5 35 7.00 5 Jedd Busslinger (EP) 4 26 6.50 1 Jed Hagan (EF) 5 30 6.00 2 Jack Cleaver (EF) 4 24 6.00 - Seth Connor+ (SF) 14 79 5.64 6 Kane Bevan (WP) 12 67 5.58 3 Riley Hardeman** (SD) 6 33 5.50 1 Mitch Barron (CL) 11 59 5.36 4 Ed Allan (CL) 5 26 5.20 2 Kaleb Smith (EF) 6 31 5.16 - Judd Kelman** (S) 1 5 5.00 - Christian Wilson (SF) 17 83 4.88 2 Aiden O'Driscoll** (P) 6 26 4.33 5 Michael Sellwood+ (PT) 16 69 4.31 6 Jack Saunders** (SD) 11 46 4.18 2 Luke Kelly** (SD) 6 25 4.16 2 Luke Yeo (EF) 13 52 4.00 5 Connor McDonald (P) 5 20 4.00 4 Hugh Davies (CL) 3 12 4.00 - Scott Tuia+ (PT) 15 58 3.86 2 James Spadanuda (EF) 7 27 3.85 3 Kalib Dempster-Park (P) 6 23 3.83 1 Corey Tregenza-Cashell+ (PT) 10 38 3.80 23 Koltyn Tholstrup** (S) 13 48 3.69 25 Darcy Miller (EP) 16 59 3.68 4 Jordyn Baker (EP) 14 49 3.50 3 Damian Sinclair+ (P) 4 14 3.50 - Griff Julian (WP) 8 27 3.37 4 Jack Demarte+ (WP) 15 50 3.33 27 Luke Michael (WP) 12 40 3.33 2 Thomas Regan+ (SF) 3 10 3.33 - Dylan O'Dea** (S) 13 43 3.30 - Chase Bourne (SF) 13 42 3.23 13 Roan O'Hehir (SF) 15 48 3.20 6 Josh Sukuroski (CL) 14 43 3.07 7 Ethan Donaghy+ (PT) 18 54 3.00 10 Conrad Williams (CL) 6 18 3.00 - Jack Jago+ (SD) 2 6 3.00 - Jack Poole+ (P) 11 32 2.90 - Elijah Burrows+ (EF) 10 28 2.80 2 Baxter Phillip (P) 12 33 2.75 7 Sam Gilbey (CL) 4 11 2.75 - Presley Campbell** (EF) 4 11 2.75 - Oscar Hine-Baston (P) 7 19 2.71 - Joel Rush (PT) 17 46 2.70 6 Luca Gangemi (EF) 10 27 2.70 1 Ryan Newick (S) 16 43 2.68 11 Oliver Zolnier-Owens+ (P) 15 40 2.67 6 Jed Adams (PT) 9 24 2.67 3 Sokaa Soka+ (EP) 13 34 2.61 1 Ky Franceschini+ (S) 14 36 2.57 1 Aiden Nelson+ (WP) 15 38 2.53 10 Reece Torrent** (PT) 17 43 2.52 10 Jacob Evitt (S) 8 20 2.50 6 Daniel Curtin** (CL) 4 10 2.50 3 Riley Sprigg+ (WP) 17 42 2.47 2 Ethan Logan** (PT) 11 27 2.45 12 Rory Murison (S) 17 41 2.41 1 Harry Cole (CL) 5 12 2.40 7

Leading Goal Scorers M G Liam Brandis (SF) 18 33 Jack Demarte+ (WP) 15 27 Koltyn Tholstrup** (S) 13 25 Noah Farrow (WP) 16 25 Corey Tregenza-Cashell+ (PT) 10 23 Byron Finch (PT) 17 22 Mitch Williams** (EP) 10 21 Robert Hansen Jnr (S) 16 21 Jasper Scaife (WP) 10 20 Richard Bartlett+ (S) 14 17 Luker Kentfield** (S) 12 16 Alexio Yiannakis** (EP) 14 16 Kobe Foster+ (EP) 8 15 Harry Elphick (SF) 14 15 Tyrell Dewar (S) 14 15 Josh Harris (EP) 14 15 Chase Bourne (SF) 13 13 Jackson Klepzig (PT) 14 13 Ben Praxl (EF) 8 12 Ed Graham (SF) 8 12 Ethan Logan** (PT) 11 12 Luke.Brown (CL) 13 12 Ben Hollow (PT) 14 12 Bonheur Cubahiro+ (EP) 14 12


Players worth looking at closely - My Alternative out on a limb view (Including players who have performed exceptionally since the state squad was announced and left their run late)

1-Jedd Busslinger (EP)
2-Elijah Hewett (SD)
3-Reuben Ginbey (EP/PSA)
4-Sam Gilbey
(CL/PSA)
5-Darcy Jones (SD)
6-Ed Allan
(CL/PSA)
7-Jed Hagan (EF)
8-Kaleb Smith (EF/PSA)
9-Kane Bevan (WP)
10-Ryan Newick (S)

11-Jack Cleaver (EF)
12-Jed Adams (PT)
13
-Jackson Broadbent (PT)
14-Steely Green (SF)
15-Josh Draper (PT)
16-Christian Wilson (SF)
17-Luke Michael (WP)
18-Jasper Scaife (WP)
19-Jordyn Baker (EP)
20-Hugh Davies (CL/PSA)
21-Harry Cole (CL/PSA)
22-Noah Farrow (WP)
23-Tyrell Dewar (S)
24-Michael Sellwood+ (PT)
25-Griff Julian (WP)

26-Byron Finch (PT)
27-Sokaa Soka+ (EP)
28-Connor McDonald (P/PSA)
29-Baxter Phillip (P)
30-Mitch Barron
(CL)
31-Chase Bourne (SF)
32-Corey Tregenza-Cashell+ (PT)

33-Josh Sukuroski (CL)
34-Oscar Hine-Baston (P/PSA)
35-Conrad Williams (CL/PSA)
36-Rohan MacNeill (CL)
37-Max Mumme+ (CL)
38-Darcy Miller (EP)
39-Jonah Brooks (EP/PSA)
40-Ethan Barbieri (S)

Others in the mix - Angus Laurisson+ (SD), Joel Rush (PT), Jordan Douglas (SF), Seth Connor+ (SF), Campbell Henderson+ (S), Luke Yeo (EF), Connor Carbone (PT), William Wolf (CL), Jack Demarte+ (WP), Daniel Hill+ (P), Tom Smith (SD), Jack Poole+ (P), Edward Graham (SF/PSA), Mitch Miller (EP/PSA), Xavier Milner (EP), William Cassidy (EP/PSA) , Rory Charles (CL), Bailey Maxwell (EP), Jacob Evitt (S), Daniel Gathercole (WP)
 
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TarantoBull

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Anyone have any thoughts about the Peel West Perth Colts match on the weekend?
Low scoring thriller was happy I made the trip to go watch it. West Perth Dominated the first half but didnt show on the scoreboard, credit to Peel for showing a-bit of fight but didn’t deserve to win played pretty poorly majority of the game yet only losing by 4 points will be good to see the bounce back hopefully this week and seek revenge against west perth pending they win this week
 

TJG1996

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Anyone have any thoughts about the Peel West Perth Colts match on the weekend?
A really low quality game of football. It was close, which made for a good final for the neutral observer - but really low skill, especially when the boys weren't under pressure.

Clear best on ground was Luke Michael (WP #7), did everything right defensively. Spoiled when he had to, took intercept marks when he had to, provided run and carry when he had to. AFL clubs rarely draft small defenders who aren't explosively quick rebounders, but if he doesn't get picked up he will be a very good WAFL league footballer for a long time (if that's the path he chooses, could make bank in the country). Always in the right spot, just doesn't do anything wrong.

Reece Torrent (PT #31) was the other standout on the ground. Was directly involved in half of Peel's scoring chains. Covers the wing so well. Great wheels, decent kick, always finds himself in a spot to have a shot.

Griff Julian (WP #12) was fantastic at the coalface, worked well off Sprigg/Farrow's ruckwork. Farrow (WP #42) was a dominant force up forward. Kane Bevan (WP #9) found a lot of the footy but struggled to find space and most of his kicks weren't to his teammates advantage or worse, direct turnovers. It's a testament to how good of a player he is at this level that he can have a bad day but still pick up 26 disposals, 6 clearances, and 8 inside 50s.

Others who impressed: Clay Hall (PT #21), Clayton Taylor (WP #30), Eli Alexander (WP #50), Scott Tuia (PT #2), Mitch Edwards (PT #37), Jackson Broadbent (PT #39) - only in the forward line, he looks lost as a ruckman at the moment. Hopefully recaptures his mojo soon.
 

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Season Completed

South Fremantle 4th

M V Ave G Seth Connor+ (SF) 14 79 5.64 6 Christian Wilson (SF) 17 83 4.88 2 Thomas Regan+ (SF) 3 10 3.33 - Chase Bourne (SF) 13 42 3.23 13 Roan O'Hehir (SF) 15 48 3.20 6 Kai Holmes+ (SF) 4 9 2.25 - Jacob Whan** (SF) 12 25 2.08 2 Jordan Douglas (SF) 15 29 1.93 6 Edward Graham (SF) 8 14 1.75 12 Lachlan Turley+ (SF) 18 30 1.67 - Liam Piper** (SF) 3 5 1.67 1 Liam Brandis (SF) 18 29 1.61 33 Jermaine Pickett+ (SF) 6 8 1.33 2 Callum Copeland (SF) 13 16 1.23 3 Lachlan Bloomer+ (SF) 6 6 1.00 5 Jordan Rodriguez+ (SF) 17 16 0.94 - Anton Hanson** (SF) 7 6 0.85 3 Harry Elphick (SF) 14 11 0.78 15 Rudy Webster** (SF) 4 3 0.75 - Luke Rockley (SF) 16 10 0.62 - Max Foreman (SF) 12 7 0.58 8 Caden Turnbull+ (SF) 11 6 0.54 2 Ashton Ferreira** (SF) 17 9 0.52 1 Tyrese Pomponio (SF) 6 3 0.50 4 Joshua Taylor-Thorpe (SF) 16 7 0.43 1 Ruben Hawksley** (SF) 15 6 0.40 1 Zach Jones (SF) 10 4 0.40 1 Brandon Shepherd+ (SF) 9 3 0.33 1 Mitchell Geier** (SF) 6 2 0.33 1 Aidan Sheppard (SF) 7 2 0.28 - Tyler Piazzola (SF) 8 2 0.25 - Jaren Carr (SF) 17 3 0.17 2 Tom Ogden+ (SF) 7 1 0.14 3 Charlie Keast (SF) 10 1 0.10 - Isaiah Hayden** (SF) 11 1 0.09 1 Michael Camarda+ (SF) 7 - 0.00 3 Tamate Oakley** (SF) 7 - 0.00 2 Corey Stanley+ (SF) 1 - 0.00 1 Aidan McGovern (SF) 4 - 0.00 - Tyson Turnell (SF) 2 - 0.00 - Toby Verney** (SF) 3 - 0.00 2 William Roe (SF) 2 - 0.00 1 Jack Murray (SF) 1 - 0.00 - Cade Abala+ (SF) 1 - 0.00 -
 

Ben Richards

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A really low quality game of football. It was close, which made for a good final for the neutral observer - but really low skill, especially when the boys weren't under pressure.

Clear best on ground was Luke Michael (WP #7), did everything right defensively. Spoiled when he had to, took intercept marks when he had to, provided run and carry when he had to. AFL clubs rarely draft small defenders who aren't explosively quick rebounders, but if he doesn't get picked up he will be a very good WAFL league footballer for a long time (if that's the path he chooses, could make bank in the country). Always in the right spot, just doesn't do anything wrong.

Reece Torrent (PT #31) was the other standout on the ground. Was directly involved in half of Peel's scoring chains. Covers the wing so well. Great wheels, decent kick, always finds himself in a spot to have a shot.

Griff Julian (WP #12) was fantastic at the coalface, worked well off Sprigg/Farrow's ruckwork. Farrow (WP #42) was a dominant force up forward. Kane Bevan (WP #9) found a lot of the footy but struggled to find space and most of his kicks weren't to his teammates advantage or worse, direct turnovers. It's a testament to how good of a player he is at this level that he can have a bad day but still pick up 26 disposals, 6 clearances, and 8 inside 50s.

Others who impressed: Clay Hall (PT #21), Clayton Taylor (WP #30), Eli Alexander (WP #50), Scott Tuia (PT #2), Mitch Edwards (PT #37), Jackson Broadbent (PT #39) - only in the forward line, he looks lost as a ruckman at the moment. Hopefully recaptures his mojo soon.
Totally agree. Luke Micheal was the standout. Controlled that backline, Ground and air and hit his targets. Should get a opportunity at AFL level.

I thought Ethan Donaghy was the one that changed the game for Peel. 22 touches 8 tackles. Runs hard both ways and always there in the packs then running hard to get space or to the next contest.. only blemish was he could of iced the game with a shot on goal that missed.

But West Perth deserved the win . Peel cant turn up at half time and expect to win games.
 

Futbolista

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Think there were a few Peel lads who were meant to be playing the curtain raiser at the MCG, guess they will be missing that now
I wonder if the exhibition game will take precedence? If it does Peel will be without Clay Hall, Mitch Edwards and Ethan Logan, while Subiaco will not have Koltyn Tholstrup.

I think a preliminary final should take precedence. The Grand Final exhibition game is afterall, just an exhibition game.

I guess it's too late to bring in some WA replacements like Aiden O'Driscoll (P), Jack Saunders (SD), Bailey Harbour (EP) and Jacob Whan (SF)?
 

allyearround

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I wonder if the exhibition game will take precedence? If it does Peel will be without Clay Hall, Mitch Edwards and Ethan Logan, while Subiaco will not have Koltyn Tholstrup.

I think a preliminary final should take precedence. The Grand Final exhibition game is afterall, just an exhibition game.

I guess it's too late to bring in some WA replacements like Aiden O'Driscoll (P), Jack Saunders (SD), Bailey Harbour (EP) and Jacob Whan (SF)?
I fear for Peel the exhibition match may take precedence. I agree though. Prelim should take precedence. Maybe it’s up to the individual.
 

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