Interstate matches this weekend
Friday, May 25 2012 @ 07:34 am ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
It is the first time state leagues throughout Australia have a fixtured bye allowing for the representative matches to be played at the same time. Matches between the state teams will be rotated over a six-year period.
AFL General Manager National and International Development Andrew Dillon said he is anticipating a high standard of football.
“For the first time state league players have the chance to play in a structured representative format.
“It will be a great opportunity to see the best players outside the AFL. AFL recruiters will be watching closely; last year 37 mature-aged players were drafted from state leagues,” he said.
While teams will be wearing state guernseys, the matches are not state of origin, players will be representing the league in which they play in.
Team lists are available here: http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/in...php?id=830
State League representative matches
All matches will be played on Saturday May 26.
Match One Gliderol Stadium, Brighton Road, Glenelg East
2.10pm SANFL v WAFL
11.25pm SA U18s v SA U20s
Match Two Blundstone Arena, Derwent Street, Bellerive
1.10pm TSL v VFL
10am Tasmania U18s v North Ballarat Rebels
Match Three Fankhauser Reserve, cnr Musgrave St & Olsen Ave, Musgrave Hill
11.15am NEAFL Northern Conference v NEAFL Eastern Conference
8.45am QLD/NT v NSW/ACT U21s