TOP Aussie rules talent from all across New South Wales will descend on Nowra this weekend for the annual junior representative carnival.
The three-day event, which will have matches held at the Nowra Showground, West Street Oval and Bay and Basin Leisure Centre, will pit sides from the Shoalhaven, Central West, Illawarra and Sapphire Coast against one another.
During the 2021 carnival, Shoalhaven will have four sides take to the field, including the under 13 boys, under 15 boys, under 17 boys and youth women.
The under 13 boys side, which will be coached by Ben Barry and Josh Geradts, features Ben Edwards, CJ Malmborg, Lachlan Barry, James Collins, Nick Wain, Ezekiel Geradts, Seb Diver, Tom James, Kayden Smith, Ryder Freyer, Harry Connolly, Jackson Melton, Alex Booth, Wade McKenzie, Caleb Libbis, Theon Boddington, Archie Stephen, Finn Louth, Jonah Woods, Ethan Woods and Owen Goodwin.
This side will open their carnival on Friday from 6pm against Sapphire Coast at the Leisure Centre, before matches with Central West (9am Saturday at the Showground) and Illawarra (12.30pm Saturday at the Leisure Centre) - before Sunday's grand final at the Showground from 11am.
Dave Neil and Nathan Malmborg are in charge of the Shoalhaven under 15 boys side, which contains Ben Clough, Harry Neil, Oliver Driscoll, Tom Duncan, Dan Harris, Harrison Ingwersen, Thomas Lassua, Connor West, Austin Edwards, Jack Allen, Dustin Cook, Tyson Walker, Jed Snelling, Oscar Tunney-Roberts, Jake Griggs, Cade Missingham, Beau McKenzie, Taj Malmborg, Jacob Jones, Oliver Edwards, Will Webster, Jed Ware and Foster Henry.
The under 15s will open their campaign against Sapphire Coast (6pm Friday at West Street Oval) too, which will be followed by fixtures with Central West (10am Saturday at Showground) and Illawarra (1.30pm Saturday at the Leisure Centre) - before the Sunday's grand final at the Leisure Centre from 10.30am.
While the under 17s Shoalhaven squad, headlined by Fergus Priest, Hugh McDonell, Hayden Batson, Brayden Atkins, Ollie Halls, Evan Larkins, Cooper Bramley, Jasper Arnold, Sam Maher, Walid Kaadan, Codie Angilley, Earl Powell, Rory Derkowski, Elijah Foster-Percy, Adam Staunton, Jackson Ingram, Brynn Carlile, Sebastian Tunney-Roberts, Caleb Cook, Dan Morrison and Will Maher, will be coached by Dave Kwasha and Caleb Kersting.
This side's matches are against Sapphire Coast (6pm Friday at Showground), Central West (10am Saturday at Leisure Centre) and Illawarra (2.30pm Saturday at Leisure Centre) - with the decider on Sunday from 10.30am at West Street.
Finally, the Shoalhaven youth women's side, coached by Ellie Priest, will be represented by Mel Staunton, Kamille Carter, Riley Sutherland, Mariah Vuckovic, Aysha Sanchez, Kaitlin Halls, Isabelle McConville, Ella Marlo, Sienna Clarke, Kirra Dale, Sophie Firth, Kalari Wade, Eva Gautier, Kayla Snelling, Claudia Hannan, Tully Bagnall, Madison Carr and Suzie Harnwell.
Priest's side will first face Sapphire Coast from 7.30pm Friday at the Leisure Centre, before clashes with Central West (10am Saturday at West Street) and Illawarra (3pm Saturday at West Street) - with the grand final to be played from 11.30am Sunday at the Leisure Centre.
The carnival will also feature two senior representative games between the Central West and Sapphire Coast at the Showground on Saturday, with the women at 1pm and men at 2.30pm.