Coolamon will have two footballers in action on AFL grand final day.
Hoppers teenager Liam Delahunty has been named to play in the AFL All Stars ‘Futures’ game on grand final day at the MCG.
It comes on the back of Godfrey Okerenyang qualifying for the Gatorade 100 series national final at the MCG on the same day.
The All Stars game will feature the country’s best under 17 talent and gets underway at 10am on grand final morning.
Delahunty has been named in Team Riewoldt, that will be coached by AFL Academy head coach Liam Delahunty. They will take on Team Bartel.
AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan named Delahunty as a player to watch in the game.
“The players are all Draft eligible in 2019 so clubs will get a great insight into next year’s crop. With trading of future selections now part of the AFL Drafting landscape this game becomes essential viewing for clubs and should be a great spectacle for fans,” Sheehan said.
“The likes of Vic Metro’s Noah Anderson, Western Australia’s Luke Jackson, NSW/ACT’s Liam Delahunty and Tasmania’s Mitch O’Neill will represent ‘Team Riewoldt’ while South Australia’s Will Gould, Queensland’s Hewago Paul Oea and Vic Country’s Hayden Young and will play for ‘Team Bartel’.
“All players were prominent in this year’s NAB AFL Under-18 Championships as bottom-aged players and we look forward to watching their progression.”
The game will be streamed on the AFL website.
Delahunty only played two senior games for Coolamon this season due to representative duties. He kicked four goals in the final round loss to Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong.
He also played in the Hoppers’ under 17 elimination final on Sunday and kicked nine goals in a best-on-ground performance.