Heading north: North-West trio (l-r) Corey Breadmore, Mason Chatwin and Warwick Purton will represent Tasmania at the Under 15 National Championships in Queensland.The warmer weather of Queensland awaits three of the North-West Coast’s talented young footballers as they represent Tasmania on the national stage.
East Devonport’s Corey Breadmore, Circular Head’s Mason Chatwin and Ulverstone’s Warwick Purton will fly out with the rest of the 25-man State squad to Maroochydore on Saturday for theSchool Sport Australia 15 Years and UnderNational Championships.
The team will be coached by Nick Probert, with help from assistant coaches Shaun Conkie, Adrian Smith, Mark Beck and Gray Coleman.
Conkie said the boys face a busy schedule when they start their campaign on Sunday again Western Australia.
“The team plays a total offive games in seven days, and we are taking over 25 players and rotating three new ones each day,” he said.
“We’re a bit unsure as to how we will go, but we have been able to get three of the State Under 16 players back into our team.
“Our side is not an overly big one so we will be concentrating on quick ball movement and that never-say-die Tasmanian attitude.
“The team has been together for around four months now with fortnightly State training sessions which have seen some tough practice games in Hobart.”
Tasmania play further pool games against Northern Territory and Queensland before crossover games on Thursday and finals on Saturday.
Games consist of four 16-minute quarters with a 15-minute break at half time.
Burnie’s Joel O’Donnell was named as an emergency for the squad.
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