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Seven junior footballers earn Rebels' V-Line Cup squad spot

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Seven Wimmera-Mallee footballers have won selection to Greater Western Victoria Rebels’ V-Line Cup squad after impressing in regional trials.

Zak Smith, Sam Janetzki and Lachlan Hobbs, Horsham Football Netball Club; Fredrick Frew, Pimpinio; Hugh Toner and Sonny Kettle, Ararat; and Connor Weidemann, Rupanyup, will compete against other talented footballers from across country Victoria.

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Shepparton will host this year’s under-15 V-Line Cup competition, starting on Monday, September 20.

The Rebels are scheduled to meet Gippsland Power on day one, followed by a rest day on Tuesday and a showdown with Geelong Falcons on Wednesday. 

The Rebels will field two boys teams and one girls team. 

AFL Wimmera Mallee region manager Jason Muldoon said the seven Wimmera and Horsham District league players made the cut after solid performances at trial matches in Ararat during June-July school holidays.

“The AFL Wimmera Mallee team played teams from AFL Goldfields, Hampden and South West, over two Wednesdays in the school holidays,” he said.

“The players were selected for the final squad from these matches. 

“We have our fingers crossed the competition in Shepparton will go ahead, but even if they don’t get there, they had the opportunity to play trial matches and know they are good enough to go to the next level.”

– Sarah Matthews