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Young guns to hit the capital

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015

Footballers in the GWS Giants academy who will be going to Canberra to play. Footballers in the GWS Giants academy who will be going to Canberra to play.

Young BH footballers are heading to Canberra for NSW trials.

GWS Giants academy coach Dale Tonkin said about a dozen will be taking part in the trials on March 7.

“The Under 16 and Under 18 GWS academy program have been training since November last year,” Mr Tonkin said.

“They train twice a week and boys in the academy, who live in Wentworth, come up once a week to train.

At the trials they will play games against other academies and from that State and TAC Cup teams will be picked.

Mr Tonkin said the Giants academies around NSW all play, as well as the Sydney Swans academies.

“We have a dozen boys in the academy who are all talented players,” he said.

“The academy helps to nurture and develop that talent. All the boys have been training hard. They are all dedicated and committed.

“Since the training began, they have all improved out of sight.

“They have developed speed, endurance, skill set and a professional attitude.”

Mr Tonkin said the boys were looking forward to the trials.

“They have prepared very well and this will be an opportunity for them to showcase their talent and work ethic,” he said.

“They have all grown in the last three months and focused on what is important.”

Mr Tonkin said being able to train on the Picton Oval was a great help and he thanked the Picton Oval Committee for always supporting the program.

“We couldn’t train without their support.”

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