CAFL Announces Squad for highly anticipated Clash with St Mary’s FC

CAFL Announces Squad for highly anticipated Clash with St Mary’s FC

The Central Australia Football League (CAFL) is delighted to unveil the extended squad for the upcoming representative match against St Mary’s Football Club, proudly supported by Yeperenye Shopping Centre. 

Set to take place on July 20th at TIO Traeger Park, the eagerly awaited event marks the CAFL representative footy return for a second year, offering an exciting opportunity to inspire younger players to engage in representative football.

Selected after careful consideration and consultation with TIO CAFL Clubs and CAFL Representative coaching staff, the squad represents the best talent from the region, poised to showcase their skills on the field.

 This year’s opponent, St Mary’s Football Club, hailing from the TIO Northern Territory Football League (NTFL), promises to provide impressive competition, setting the stage for an electrifying showdown.

The Selection Committee, comprising Chairperson Cyril Rioli Cnr, Head Coach Matt Campbell, Dan Gretgrix, Darren Talbot and Charlie Lowson have crafted the squad, ensuring a blend of experience, talent, and versatility. The announced lists are subject to change based on factors such as availability, injury, and form. The final team will be unveiled in the week leading up to the game.

Former President of the Pioneer Football Club, 1971 Minahan medallist, and Managing Director of Yeperenye Shopping Centre, Owen Cole shared “Yeperenye Shopping Centre is proud to be sponsoring the local CAFL representative side against the TIO NTFL premiers, St Mary’s, it provides great opportunity for local Alice Springs footballers to showcase their incredible talent against St Mary’s, who remain the most successful football club in the NT”

Aaron Campbell, Centre Manager of Yeperenye, and past multiple premiership player with Pioneer Football Club, went on to say “this sponsorship again highlights Yeperenye Shopping Centre’s ongoing commitment to positive community engagement.

“Yeperenye will always endeavour to support local sport, as we recognize the positive impact that sport has on our community’s development and wellbeing.”

Preceding the main event, the CAFL Under 18 Male division will kick off the day with West facing off against Federals at 9:30 am, followed by Souths battling Pioneer at 11:15 am.

Adding to the excitement, AFLNT is thrilled to announce the inclusion of the CAFL Senior Women’s Match. Scheduled for 1:00 pm, this matchup will feature the best of the Senior women's competition, with the U23s pitted against the Over 23s in a captivating showcase of CAFL talent. 

Key Match Day Timings:

  • Under 18’s Male West vs Federals: 9:30 am
  • Under 18’s Male Souths vs Pioneer: 11:15 am
  • TIO CAFL Senior Women Curtain Raiser U23s vs Over 23s: 1:00 pm
  • CAFL Representative Game CAFL vs St Marys: 3:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on match day.

Below is the list of players named in the extended 2024 CAFL Representative Squad. 

First Name

Last Name

TIO CAFL Club

Abraham

Ankers

FEDERAL

Daniel

Gorry

FEDERAL

Caylan

Laporta

FEDERAL

Kynan

Barnes

FEDERAL

Ariki

Lowe

FEDERAL

Braydon

Weily

FEDERAL

Patrick

Coffey

FEDERAL

Deacon

Braun

SOUTH

Daniel

Stafford

SOUTH

Bradley

Turner

SOUTH

Issaha

Forbes

SOUTH

Thomas

Swan

SOUTH

Michael

Tilmouth-Turner

SOUTH

Orlando

Turner

SOUTH

Tyreece

Forbes

SOUTH

Travis

Smith

WEST

Tanner

Coulthard

WEST

Addison

Young

WEST

Sam

Mader

WEST

Chester

Hunter

WEST

Antonio

Riley

WEST

Tarrant

Maher

WEST

Dominic

Maher

WEST

Francis

Bruce

ROVERS

Tyreeq

Ahfat

ROVERS

Taylem

Stubbs

ROVERS

Shaydan

Close

ROVERS

Lucas

Ross

ROVERS

Adam

Cullen

ROVERS

Connor

Dunne

ROVERS

Royce

Close

ROVERS

Jackson

Cole

PIONEER

Cheyne

Miles

PIONEER

Luke

Foster

PIONEER

Kane

Sevallos-Seden

PIONEER

Liam

McDonald

PIONEER

Waisele

Morgan-Thomson

PIONEER

Kaleel

Ross

PIONEER

Matt

Campbell

PIONEER

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