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Friday, October 20 2017 @ 05:41 PM ACDT

GB Bulldogs and Swans lock in first IC17 players

International Cup 2017

Just six months out from the next International Cup in Melbourne, the GB Bulldogs and Swans have named the first group players to be chosen to represent their nation.  Last year an extended list was detailed for the Bulldogs and that has recently been narrowed.      

Now Coach Dean Thomas has announced the first 12 players locked into the squad, and later will announce the 16 others (and 2 emergencies) to make up the full squad.  A number of Australian based players are expected to be among that 16 along with other UK based players.

Thomas told the AFL England website "I believe the Bulldogs will surprise a lot of onlookers" (the full interview can be seen here).

The first 12 players named to play for the GB Bulldogs named on the AFL England webisite are:

Luke BoothHuddersfield Rams
Chris BrittonManchester Mosquitos
Marc CashmanWimbledon Hawks
Andrew Cochran – Manchester Mosquitos
Jack CoughlanBirmingham Uni / North London Lions
Ross Denton – Birmingham Uni / North London Lions
David Hastie – Wimbledon Hawks
Myles Hudson – Wimbledon Hawks
Mark IrelandSheffield Thunder
Michael Sharp – Birmingham Uni / North London Lions
Ryan SpiveySussex Swans
Owain RylandSouth Cardiff Panthers
Andy Walkden – Manchester Mosquitos

The GB Swans also this week announced their first 14 selected for IC17 with the full article here.  They will be joined by a further 16 players to be announced in the coming months.  The fourteen are:

Jennifer Bennett – Wimbledon Hawks
Freya BlountUniversity of Birmingham Aussie Rules Football Club
Lea CobhamNottingham Scorpions Australian Rules Football Team
Lara CreberSydney University Women’s AFL Club
Frankie HockingNewtown Breakaways FC
Lucy JonesUniversity of Birmingham Aussie Rules Football Club
Rose LewisThe Wandsworth Demons
Rosie Morison – Newtown Breakaways FC
Rania RamadanNottingham Scorpions Australian Rules Football Team
Alexandra SaulterNottingham Scorpions Australian Rules Football Team
Danni SaulterNottingham Scorpions Australian Rules Football Team
Caroline SellarGlasgow Sharks Australian Rules Football Club
Laura TurnerNottingham Scorpions Australian Rules Football Team
Lisa Wilson – Wimbledon Hawks

 

 

 

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