Cup high­lights young tal­ent

Pilbara News - - Sport - Louise Alling­ham

Chil­dren aged from 11-17 from all over the Pil­bara headed to New­man late last month to take part in the AFL Pil­bara Cup.

The AFL Pil­bara Cup is an an­nual round robin fix­ture held on Fe­bru­ary 21 and 22 that show­cases the best ju­nior play­ers in the re­gion.

The cup has three divi­sions; Years 6 and 7, Years 8 and 9 and un­der-18s, with par­tic­i­pants se­lected from Kar­ratha, Hed­land, Fortes­cue, Roe- bourne, New­man, and, for the first time, Onslow.

The aim of the Pil­bara Cup is to launch the 2016 Strength 2 Suc­ceed Academy.

The young play­ers will be se­lected for the academy by the V Swans se­lec­tion panel, based on per­for­mance, be­hav­iour at school and pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity.

Play­ers from the Years 6/7 divi­sion were also treated to a spe­cialised coach­ing ses­sion from V Swans coaches Kaiden Mat­era, Shane Beros and Beau McDon­ald.

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