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Ella Friend, Ben Hobbs standouts in NAB League teams of the year

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Wimmera footballers Ella Friend and Ben Hobbs have won recognition for standout seasons, both named in NAB League representative teams of the year.

Friend was one of three Greater Western Victoria Rebels players to make the cut for the 2021 NAB League Girls Team of the Year. 

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The 18-year-old former Horsham Saint averaged 16 disposals in nine matches for the season to be named on a back flank.

She has already taken the next step in her football career after being picked up by AFLW side St Kilda in July.

Hobbs, one of four Rebels to win selection in the boys team of the year, was named ruck rover.

The 18-year-old averaged 25 disposals, five tackles and four goals from six appearances. 

Hobbs, a former Horsham Demon, is among footballers expected to be in the top 10 to 15 picks in November’s AFL draft. 

Premiership win

Minyip-Murtoa export Lachlan Delahunty won his fifth WAFL – Western Australian Football League – premiership at the weekend. 

The 2019 Sandover medallist, and ruckman in 2021’s WAFL Team of the Year, was part of Subiaco’s 44-point victory over South Fremantle at Optus Stadium, Perth.

The flag was Subiaco’s fifth in eight seasons.

Former Horsham Demon Chris Curran represented Glenelg in this year’s SANFL – South Australian National Football League – grand final at the weekend.

His Tigers outfit was, however, over-run by Woodville West Torrens on its way to back-to-back premierships in the 2021 Statewide Super League decider at Adelaide Oval.

Warrack Eagles have announced that former AFL player Kyle Cheney would join the club in 2022. The former Hawthorn, Melbourne and Adelaide AFL player returns to his junior club.