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Justin FrisGeraldton Guardian
The first intake of the 2018 WA State Academy 16s squad players has been announced.
Camera IconThe first intake of the 2018 WA State Academy 16s squad players has been announced. Credit: Jason O'Brien - AFL Media

The Mid West has lived up to its billing of a football hotbed, with five players selected in the first intake of the 2018 WA State 16s Academy.

Successful players within the intake were: Edward Curley (Mullewa), Owen Dann (Towns), Jack Carroll (Chapman Valley), Campbell Tirrant (Brigades) and Logan McDonald (Coorow-Latham).

Coached by WAFL coaching legend Tony Micale, the 16s will play a series of trial matches against WAFL and State-based colts opposition ahead of the national carnival which begins on June 24 in Adelaide against South Australia.

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