AFL Victoria Under 16 Country Carnival
Bendigo will become a battleground for the elite of Victorian Country Football as they aim to impress selectors. AFL Victoria will be holding the Under 16 Country Carnival at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo from the 13th – 15th April. The Bendigo Pioneers, Dandenong Stingrays, Geelong Falcons, Gippsland Power, Murray Bushrangers and North Ballarat Rebels will each present a team to compete in this round-robin carnival.
At the end of the competition, Country Victoria selectors will pick a squad of 45 players that will undertake various preparation and selection sessions, including; fitness testing, skill training workshops and trial matches.
Overtime the squad will gradually decrease until the final team of 25 are selected to represent Country Victoria at the National Under 16 Championships in West Sydney.
See below for the Under 16 Country Carnival Fixture:
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
FRIDAY 13th APRIL – QEO Bendigo
11.00am Bendigo Pioneers v Murray Bushrangers
1.00pm Dandenong Stingrays v Nth Ballarat Rebels
3.00pm Gippsland Power v Geelong Falcons
SUNDAY 15th APRIL – QEO Bendigo
9.30 am North Ballarat Rebels v Bendigo Pioneers
11.30 am Geelong Falcons v Murray Bushrangers
Note: Dandenong Stingrays v Gippsland Power (play prior week)