MCDFNL teams ready to take on Colac DFNL for 2019 AFL Community Championships

The MCDFNL is preparing to host the Colac DFNL this weekend for the 2019 AFL Victoria Community Championships. Senior interleague netball coach Kylie Mortlock (second from right) with senior interleague representatives, Brendon Hedger, Caitlin Lanfranchi, Zak Rinaldi, Monte Reeves and Elise Mottram.

Princes Park will be treated to the highest quality of football and netball the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League (MCDFNL) has to offer this Saturday in the battle for the 2019 AFL Victoria Community Championships.

The MCDFNL will host the Colac and District FNL this Saturday from 10.30 am with seven local teams vying for ultimate bragging rights.

Senior netball coach Kylie Mortlock has refreshed the open interleague side with some “young up and comers” while also keeping some of the league’s most experienced netballers on board.

“I’m really pleased with the team that we’ve put together. The girls have all been really great in putting their hands up and coming forward,” she said.

“It was initially a bit hard. We’ve had three training runs and not been able to get everyone together all the time, but we’ve had enough numbers to work it out and I’ve even gone along and watched some of them play on the weekends.

“I think we’ve got a really nice blend of experience and lots of young and upcoming players. A lot of who came up through the junior interleague ranks like Caitlyn Drummond, Elise Mottram and Shannae Mills and even more experienced players Ash Lierich and Ash McClelland.

Returning senior football interleague coach, Clayton Scoble said after falling to the West Gippsland FNL last year, the side looks very different heading into the weekend.

“We’ve got a very well balanced side this year and I think last year against West Gippsland we felt that we were a little bit slow. So we’ve tried to balance the side out with our smalls and our talls and we feel that we’re a lot quicker across the ground which I think will give us a great opportunity to win the game,” he said.

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