Cap­tain to rep­re­sent WA in SA

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - David Charlesworth

RIS­ING star at the Wa­roona De­mons Foot­ball Club Jay­den Evans will be head­ing off to com­pete for WA later this month in the AFL boys 15 years and un­der cham­pi­onship in Ade­laide.

The De­mons Year 10 cap­tain, Jay­den was se­lected for the WA 15s Squad af­ter five State try-out ses­sions for the com­pe­ti­tion from July 21 to 29.

The in­ter­state squad has been train­ing for the past five weeks in­clud­ing scratch matches with East and West Perth teams.

Jay­den said he would be work­ing on his fit­ness ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“I’m try­ing to get real fit for the car­ni­val, try­ing to get the best out of my­self,” he said.

While he is keen to de­velop his skills as a mid­fielder, Jay­den said he also wanted to build on his experience as a leader.

“I love get­ting the boys go­ing, en­cour­ag­ing them and get­ting the best out of them,” he said.

Jay­den said De­mons club ju­niors pres­i­dent Dar­ren Birch had been a great men­tor to him.

“He’s al­ways en­cour­ag­ing me and giv­ing me ad­vice on his experience of State com­pe­ti­tion,” Jay­den said.

“How to be a good leader and to lead from the front.”

Jay­den Evans has been a mem­ber of the De­mons club since ju­niors at age four and has been se­lected as cap­tain of his team three times.

He was also voted Best and Fairest in his grade for the past two years and was voted the Peel Dis­trict Best and Fairest.

While he has been se­lected for the Peel Thun­der De­vel­op­ment Squad in the past, this will be Jay­den’s first in­ter­state com­pe­ti­tion.

“I’m very ex­cited about it and can’t wait to travel with the team,” Jay­den said.

He said he wanted to thank his par­ents, his club and the com­mu­nity for all their sup­port in help­ing to get to the com­pe­ti­tion.

Wa­roona De­mons Year 10 team cap­tain Jay­den Evans was se­lected to rep­re­sent the State at the AFL boys 15 years and un­der cham­pi­onship.

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