Five young Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League (MCDFNL) footballers have been selected for the 2020 AFL Goldfields Academy Program.
Campbell Blair (Avoca) and Cooper Mark (Carisbrook) have been selected for the under 13 squad, Geordie Gollop (Avoca) and Nedd Bennett (Lexton) have been selected for the under 14 squad while Damon Nitzke (Rovers) was the only under 15 selection.
The academy is an elite development program open to around 45 players from each age group, with selections made from the Ballarat FNL, Central Highlands FNL and the MCDFNL.
The program is designed to increase the depth of talent within local leagues by upskilling young footballers and exposing them to a higher level of coaching than is available to them at their home clubs.
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