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    Liam Pickering, right, has been named in The Weekly Advertiser reader Steve Davies' Wimmera VFL/AFL team.

Probe into sport stars continues

Former Wimmera resident Steve Davies has added his thoughts on Wimmera sporting stars by providing his best football team of players who were born or recruited from the Wimmera to play in AFL-VFL.

Mr Davies, now of Geelong, left the region in 1983 and after seeing The Weekly Advertiser’s top-20 sports stars was compelled to put forward his thoughts.

He was particularly keen to see former Geelong star Doug Wade, from Horsham, and Collingwood’s Rene Kink, Prestige club in Ararat, feature prominently.

He accepted a challenge and presented his top Wimmera AFL-VFL side –

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Backs: Brad Sholl, Geelong-Horsham; Scott Turner, Ararat-Richmond;  Dean Wallis, Nhill-Essendon.

Half backs:   Craig Ellis, Stawell-Footscray-Melbourne, Jason McCartney, Nhill-Collingwood-Adelaide-North Melbourne; Craig Sholl, Horsham-North Melbourne.

Centres: Tim Notting, Navarre-Brisbane; Liam Pickering, Stawell-North Melbourne-Geelong;  Merv Neagle, Dimboola-Essendon-Sydney.

Half forwards: Rene Kink, Ararat Prestige-Collingwood-Essendon-St Kilda; Adam Goodes, Horsham-Sydney; Adrian Hickmott, Horsham-Geelong-Carlton.

Forwards: Chris Perry, Stawell-Collingwood;  Doug Wade, Horsham-Geelong-North Melbourne; Wayne Beddison, Dimboola-Essendon.

Rucks: Ken Beck, Stawell-Hawthorn; Tim Watson, Dimboola-Essendon; David Flood, Nhill-Essendon.

Interchange: Gary Grainger, Stawell-Essendon; 
Brent Tuckey, Stawell-Collingwood-West Coast.

The entire May 20, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!