A HOST of Shoalhaven products have been rewarded for their strong play at the recent National Indigenous Football Championships, by being selected in their respective Australian First Nations teams, for the upcoming Clash of the Cultures tour.
Headlining the men's team for the third annual Trans Tasman tour, which will see four Australian Mariya teams head to New Zealand for the January 17-18 tournament to face the Maoris, are Djuwin Walimburra's Matt White and David Hampton as well as Lewis Archibald and Tom Matthews from Northern Nations FC - who took out the 2019 tournament at Ison Park.
Joining this Shoalhaven quartet in the open men's side, which will be coached by Tallan Martin and Anthony Green, are Jaxon Bullen, Keifer Dotti, Luke Callan, Deegan Hunter, Shane Smith, Tyrell Paulson, Kaiden Powell, Nick Charlesworth, George Freeman, Sam Webb, Kane Wright, Bailey Wells, Jermal Ibrahim-Hass, Gareth Williams, Mark Bridge and Ayman Hill.
While the open women's team will be feature Wodi Wodi's Danielle Francis, Jasmine Tann and Summer Dann.
This trio will be joined in the Mick Hugo and Chad Lane coached side by Ruby Jones, Jorja Brown, Amy Parkinson, Shakiah Tungai, Alyssa Togo, Kimmy Trappett, Jordyn Drysdale, Jacinta Thornton Jess Garnett, Milan Hammond, Leisel Collins, Sophie McDonald, Tenaya Davis, Darby Walsh, Robyn Molan, Shaquille Chong and Nyoka Boney.
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Not to be outdone are Jacob Fahoury (Rosebry Park) and Thomas Van Oploo (Djuwin Walimburra) who were named in the under 14s boys' side - joining the likes of Elis Abrahams, Max Hartge, Matt Flannagan, Baden Mehrton, Kerrin Brett, Riley Van Haren, Mason Rae, Tahj Werner, Jake Callen, Mason King, Malakia Archibald, Kruze Davison, Jez Reis, Quooyarn Dingo-Donovan and Jase Fraser, with Matt Moncrieff and Justin Van Haren coaching the side.
The final team that will head to New Zealand is the under 14 girls' team, which contains Djuwin Walimburra's Keyala Brown, Olivia McLeod, Priscilla Dann and Leotia Brown as well as Rosebery Park's Diana Crossley-Bloxsome.
Rounding out the Greg Hartage and James Rankine coached side are Kaliyah Smith, Peyton Hamilton, Bella Moncrieff, Jasmine Belbin, Zahlia Dedman, Genevieve Brodie, Ella Patterson, Alex Kerrigan Violet Nicholson, Jelena Ivanovski, Taitiarna Nixon and Kai Shine.