At Local Level: Weekly Player Report - May 14

14 May 2024

With a bye in the VFL Werribee had 19 players play at local level across seven leagues this past weekend. In this third edition of the Weekly Player Report for the season check out the big performances from our players.

Western Football Netball League: 

Michael Selsby – Yarraville Seddon Eagles
Selsby continued his strong start to the season for the Eagles with a big game in the midfield. In a win over Parkside Selsby picked up 28 disposals, which included 12 contested possessions, six clearances and six inside 50s.

Sam Azzi – Yarraville Seddon Eagles
Azzi played his best game for the Eagles and was named in the best. Played a great defensive game as well as gathering 25 disposals, nine marks which included three intercept grabs, and a goal from the back line.

Zac Banch – Point Cook Centrals
Was named best on ground and tried to will the Sharks over the line as they narrowly went down to Hoppers Crossing. Had 31 disposals at an efficient 87%. Of his 31, 17 were contested possessions. Banch also took seven marks, won eight clearances, laid six tackles, went inside 50 eight times and kicked a goal.

Geelong Football Netball League: 

Flynn Young – Newtown & Chilwell
Young kept up his goal-kicking form after earning himself a recall to Werribee’s side in our round 6 win over Carlton. In a win for Newtown, Young kicked five goals, while collecting 22 disposals and taking nine marks, and was named in the best.

Gennaro Bove – Newtown & Chilwell
Had his best performance of the season thus far as he puts together a good run of games. Bove had 22 disposals, which included 12 contested possessions, and kicked two goals.

Charlie Byrne – Newtown & Chilwell
Continued his good form after earning himself a VFL debut last game against Carlton. Found lots of the ball and used it well in Newtown’s win. Byrne ended the day with 30 disposals, at an efficient 87%, and took nine marks.

Connor Thar – Lara
Had a big impact in the midfield in restricted gametime in Lara’s loss to Newtown. Recording 22 disposals, nine clearances and six inside 50s.

Matthew Keast – St Mary’s
Has strung together two great games for St Mary’s playing as an inside midfielder. Stuffed the stat sheet, picking up 23 disposals at 74%, 10 contested possessions, five clearances, seven inside 50s and eight tackles. Keast was also able to impact the scoreboard, kicking two goals from the midfield.

Emmanuel Ajang – Geelong West Giants
Ajang was named best-on-ground in a big win over St Albans, his 31 disposals at an extremely efficient 90%. He also kicked two goals, took nine marks, and had nine inside 50s.

Olivier Northam – St Joseph’s
Was also named best-on for St Joseph’s in their win over Bell Park. The ruckman had a great game both in the air and ground level, winning 36 hitouts and amassing 25 disposals. Of these 25 disposals 19 were contested, 11 clearances and eight inside 50s.

Eastern Football Netball League: 

Corey Preston – East Ringwood
Showed his class and was named in the best for the Kangaroos playing a mix of midfield and forward. Found 25 disposals and used the ball well, going at 84% efficiency. Preston also kicked a goal, had six marks, seven clearances and five tackles.

Essendon District Football League: 

Stefan Radovanovic – Keilor
Played his first game for Keilor of the 2024 season and used the ball well off half-back in a win. Was also good defensively with three intercept marks amongst his four marks and three tackles.

Reuben William – Keilor
William had a strong game playing alongside Radovanovic in Keilor’s win on the weekend. Used the ball at 83%, took five intercept marks and laid five tackles. William is enoying a good patch of form for Keilor.

Cam McLeod – Aberfeldie
McLeod worked his way into the game in the backline. While Aberfeldie went down, McLeod’s ball use was great for his 12 disposal and four mark game.

Northern Football Netball League: 

Darcy Bennett – Banyule
Played his first game of football since injuring his hamstring in the final practice match against Footscray and made a solid return. Played a split between forward and ruck in Banyule’s ten-point win over Greensborough, where he showed his presence up forward with multiple contested marks and was strong in the ruck.

Victorian Amateur Football Association: 

Sam Conway – University Blacks
Conway played a strong game in the ruck in a 10-point loss to Collegians. Around the ground, Conway picked up 16 disposals, which included 13 contested, and five clearances, making his presence felt.

Zayne Galea – Williamstown CYMS
Played well as the deepest defender for the CY’s. Galea also used the ball very efficiently going at 90% with his 10 disposals, and had four 1%’ers. It was a strong effort in another loss for Williamstown CYMS.

Ovens & Murray Football Netball League: 

Hamish Gilmore – Albury Tigers
Gilmore continues to string together strong defensive performances. In a tight loss to Wodonga, Gilmore was also able to find 11 disposals, in which he went at 73% in the backline.

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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