The finest young football talent from the Mornington Peninsula is about to embark on a journey of elite personal development after being selected in the Melbourne Football Club Academy – Next Generation Academy – 15s Program for 2019-20.
Boys and girls from the MPJFL region will be exposed to an elite football environment through top-level coaching, first-class facilities and expertise across health, fitness and personal development.
The program will consist of two blocks – November-December and February-April – and will incorporate equal parts skill acquisition and personal development.
Melbourne Academy Manager Kyle Docherty said it was an exciting time to see a new crop of boys and girls enter the program.
“The Melbourne Academy is responsible for developing talented footballers, right across our region, and we’re excited to have such talented players to work with moving forward,” Docherty said.
“This is our third year of running this program for talented players in the Mornington Peninsula region, which is a key component of our Academy structure. This “mainstream talent” program is open to players from all backgrounds, with a focus of selecting the most talented players from the region. These squads were selected by our Talent Identification team, who’ve put in considerable hours throughout the season.”
“The other key part of our structure is our Diversity Program, which is aimed at providing development opportunities for people from Multicultural and Indigenous backgrounds – this squad will be playing in a match against St Kilda FC NGA in late November which is really exciting”.
The 2019 Melbourne Academy Squads (Mornington Peninsula) are:
Olivia Laity, Tara Quinn.
Hannah Adams, Kayla Appleton, Sophie Butterworth, Zoe Harvey, Poppy Howarth, Maddison Millar, Malia Pakinga, Shaye Savage, Georgia Templeton.
Olivia Jones, Ellie McNair, Ashlyn Marchant, Chelsea Neil, Maggie Oates, Jemma Taylor, Lilli-Anna Vallesi, Jessica Whitehouse, Ella Whitfield.
Hayley Fitzgerald, Chelsea Goodwyn, Summer Peters, Codi-May Thomas.
Lilly Broadhurst, Maddison Graham, Violet McNamara, Franki Riley, April Toman, Poppy Travers, Shannon Tuffy.
Skye Mitchell, Billie Mithen-Anstis, Indigo Piper.
Kayde Finch, John Gosling, Jack Leete, Harvey Logue.
Matt Coetzee, Daniel Eason, Kai Mann, Hamish O’Shea.
Thomas Geurts, Steve Ranisavljev, Harrison Tulloch, Taran Vance, Billy Wilson.
Braeden Cooke, Luca Hagai, Bruen Peers.
Kohan Bressan, Isaac Freene, Mathew Friendly, Hamish Lewis, Thomas Payne, Cooper Simpson, Angus Southam, Wyatt Wilkinson.
Will Dalgleish, Benjamin Duncan, Calan Hickey, James Wood.
Red Hill /Sorrento
Henry Connolly, Jordon Doherty, Stan Omondi.
Jed Harris, Scott Wilson.
Stanley Allen, Jai Downing, Thomas Field, River Harris, Jackson Miller, Matthew Rulach.
Pax Sheffield-Gun, Miller Stewart, Kai Walkenshaw.
Leon Brancatisano, Riley Cazaly, Ty Cull, Brodie Ellis, Austin Goddard, Jackson Haitana, Patrick Lowry, Noah Rogers, Archer Sibley, Harry Van Raay, Josh Vanderhorst.