AROUND 450 of Riverina's brightest AFL prospects went head-to-head in Wagga on Wednesday.
It was a big day and night of football at Robertson Oval as 11 games were held as part of the Southern NSW Giants development day.
Boys and girls games from under 12s through to 15s were held as part of the Giants Academy's development programs, with teams to be selected to progress to the next phase at the end of the month.
Kids from Giants training centres in Wagga, MIA, Albury and Tocumwal all came together for an action-packed day of football.
Giants Academy manager Daniel Scroope was impressed by the talent on display.
"Absolutely, there's plenty coming through in all age groups," Scroope said.
"It's been great to see some standout kids throughout the day in each age group. We've got the live stream happening as well so we've got the head coach and head of academies, Jason Saddington and Cam Bernasconi, tuning in from Sydney as well."
Scroope said the addition of girls programs this year had been a highlight.
"It's been great to see our female program too be so well received across the Riverina and Murray," he said.
"We're looking to continue to grow that over the next couple of years but for our inaugural year, it's been good."
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At the end of the program, representative teams will be announced to play against Canberra and Sydney in September.
Scroope praised Giants development coordinator Rebecca McGowan for her work in setting up such a big day of football, and said it was 'well received by everyone'.
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