14th July: Term 3 resumes
22nd July: AFLQ MSP Cup; 2x DD boys sides & 1x DD girls side
28th July: AFLDD General Meeting
31st July: U14 Schools State Final; St Joseph's College Twba playing at the GABBA
Please note more dates to be added, these dates are to be used as a guide only and confirmation should be checked with your club executive or AFL Darling Downs - AFLDD@aflq.com.au
Tate into U16 State Squad
Tate was named in the best players for the Western Taipans in all 3 games played and won the honour of receiving the coaches award from the Taipans team. In return Tate has been selected in the initial U16 Queensland Squad.
Selectors have taken into account an in depth selection criteria, which includes among many others, the capability of a player to compete at National level physically, mentally, show very good football skills and football smarts and ensure players meet required fitness standards.
The selectors’ job was not an easy one with many players putting their best foot forward during the Championships and the depth of talent is improving each year. Young Scorpions Head Coach John Rankin and his Assistant Coaches canvassed consistent input from all the Regional Coaches after each game played to ensure accurate feedback on performance.
The squad is as follows:
Henjo Mareko (Cape York), Myra Tomsana (Cape York), Didymus Blankett (Cape York), Mitch Koch (Cairns), Rhys Bridge (Cairns), Jeff Hudson (Cape York), Tom Michael (Cairns), James Farley-Smith (Cairns), Robert Reents (Mackay ), Jacob Lowe (Mackay)
GOLD COAST NORTH
Cassidy Haberfield (Surfers Paradise), Troy Clark (Surfers Paradise), Robert Blood (Southport), Jack Taylor (Labrador), Darcy Trask (Southport), Ethan Mackie (Labrador)
GOLD COAST SOUTH
Billy O’Donnell (Broadbeach), Lochie Weller (Broadbeach), James Holland (Broadbeach)
Jackson Dickfos (Redcliffe), Casey Brittain (Aspley), Luke Barker (Sandgate), Liam Mosley (Sandgate), Jacob Watson (Aspley), Liam Dawson (Redcliffe)
SOUTH EASTERN BUSHRANGERS
Darcy Cameron- Reeves (Coorparoo), Declan Smith (Morningside), Tim Ede (Morningside), Matthew Hammelmann (Morningside)
Cameron Stevenson (Maroochydore), Billy Mahony (Pomona), Tom Buckle (Kawana Park), Brandon Maki (Maroochydore), Daniel Henderson (Caloundra), William Kristelly (Kawana Park)
Seb Windsor (Everton), Carl Foster (Wests Juniors), Luca Winton (Sherwood), Tim Tate (Darling Downs)