Werribee Dominates 2024 Smithy's VFL State Team Squad

19 March 2024

The 2024 Smithy’s VFL State Team squad has today been announced ahead of the clash with the SANFL on April 6, and Werribee has had an incredible eight players nominated.

Eight players saw Werribee as the team with the most representatives in the VFL, an achievement which stands as a testament to The Big W’s record-breaking, 17-game win streak season in 2023.

The 2023 Bruce Montgomery medallist Dom Brew, fresh off a maiden VFL Team of the Year appearance headlines the inclusions for Werribee, alongside experienced players Kye Declase, Nick Hayes, Jack Henderson, and Louis Pinnuck.

Werribee’s key forward pairing of Hudson Garoni and Sam Paea have too been nominated, after a combined 63 goals in the 2023 season, and key defender Nathan Cooper rounds out the Werribee eight. 

The VFL side will take on the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) on Saturday, 6 April at Glenelg’s Stratarama Stadium during AFL Gather Round, and this news comes after Werribee’s Gaetano Faranda was announced to be the high-performance manager for the VFL side.

Dom Brew
2023 stats:
21 matches, 5 goals
Averages: 25.0 disposals, 14.7 contested possessions, 9.9 tackles, 7.6 clearances, 4.8 inside 50s 

Nathan Cooper
21 matches
8.5 disposals at 74.9%, 3.1 marks, 5.4 spoils, 5.1 intercepts 

Kye Declase
21 matches, 25 goals
24.6 disposals, 6.8 marks, 5.1 inside 50s, 6.5 score involvements, 2.6 clearances 

Hudson Garoni
20 matches, 45 goals
12.1 disposals, 5.4 marks, 1.2 contested marks, 4.3 shots on goal, 6.5 score involvements 

Nick Hayes
21 matches, 21 goals
12.7 disposals at 72.2%, 5.2 marks, 3.2 tackles, 5.6 score involvements 

Jack Henderson
20 matches, 8 goals
23.9 disposals, 6.3 tackles, 4.6 clearances, 6.7 score involvements, 4.8 marks

Sam Paea
17 matches, 28 goals
10.1 disposals, 4.0 marks, 1.1 contested marks, 71.8% goal accuracy, 4.9 score involvements 

Louis Pinnuck
21 matches, 1 goal
19.7 disposals, 14.2 kicks, 7.7 marks, 4.2 rebound 50s, 5.8 intercepts


SANFL West End State Team vs Smithy's VFL State Team
Saturday, April 6, 2024
12:40pm local time / 1:10pm AEDT
Stratarama Stadium, Glenelg, SA


See the full 50-man squad below.

Following the bittersweet chapter of our history that was the 2023 season, the story continues and this year we want you back to help us achieve a different ending.Our board, our coaches, our players and our staff are ready to embark on a new season, united in our mission for the ultimate success. The question remains: Are you with us?

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