EIGHT of Echuca-Moama’s best Murray League footballers have been selected for the interleague clash in Gippsland next month.
Murray Football League’s initial squad of 36 has been named and is set to play against the Gippsland Football League on May 19 at Moe.
Coached by Jason Limbrick, Echuca United top goal kicker Farran Priest has been selected, along with Sam Toulmin and Nick Denahy.
Moama’s new recruit Angus Grigg was selected beside teammates Rhys Archard, Tyler Jones, and Luke Dunham. And Tongala’s playing coach Jordan Souter was also called up.
Limbrick said he couldn’t have been happier with the response he received from the players.
‘‘We have got a strong squad and I was happy with the response we got and their commitment to interleague, we’ve named a squad that’s ready to go, and it won’t change too much,’’ Limbrick said.
‘‘A lot have played interleague before. The likes of Rhys and Tyler, and Farran is in outstanding form also. And we have a fantastic Murray Football League representative in Jordan Souter there too,’’ he said.
Limbrick said this year’s cohort was one of the best he had seen, and the side was keen to hit the ground running at training on Tuesday night.
‘‘The calibre of players that are keen to be a representative for the league is fantastic. We’ll be training in Nathalia, and we are fortunate enough to have the chance to train for about three weeks and then we’ll head away.
‘‘It’ll be a big trip, but we’re organised and committed and ready for it,’’ he said.
Also named recently was the MFL under-18s squad, which will be coached by Adrian Daly and Levi Power.
In that squad, Echuca and Moama will be well represented by 13 young guns.
Connor Brown, Curtis Hayes, Jack Steel, Brodie Dixon and Lachlan Egglestone were picked from Echuca United.
Moama’s Callum Doyle, James Whitehead, Jacob Simpson, Jake Kneebone, and Hudson Moyle were selected. As were Tongala’s Dylan Waasdorp, Cohen Betts, and Elijah Gillie.
Both squads will train for the first time tomorrow in Nathalia.