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HFNL Talent Identification and Development Program


The Hampden Football Netball League is proud to announce the introduction of an U15 Talent Identification and Development Program in 2024.

The four-week program will be led by HFNL Talent Identification & Development Program Coordinator Brett Taylor and Western Bulldogs Academy coach Ben Walsh.

The aim of the program is to improve the opportunities for Hampden players, giving them every opportunity to realise their potential to compete in the elite talent pathways programs such as V-Line Cup, Coates Talent League, VFL and AFL.

The inaugural squad of 35 will comprise of players from across all Hampden FNL clubs.

Program Coordinator Brett Taylor says this is a critical period for physical and skill development for young footballers.

“The program aims to develop skills and knowledge in an environment focusing on refining technical skills, decision making skills and game strategies through ball centred activities and modified games,” he said.

HFNL Talent Identification & Development Program Squad

Camperdown – Paddy Hassett, Zavier Fowler

Cobden – Darnel Nguena, Leonard Walsh

Hamilton Kangaroos – George Clark, Angus Ewing, Riley Iredell, Charlie Baker, Isacc Lehmann, Harry Mercer

Koroit – Dylan Delaney, Mitchell McCosh, Blake O’Keefe

North Warrnambool – Jake Denaro, Charlie Jellie, Max Hogan, Hamish Ross, Caleb Stuart

Port Fairy – Louis Greene, Hugh Allen, Harry Pollock

Portland – Judd Carter, Jensen Moore

South Warrnambool – Jacob Lucas, Paddy Sell, Jimmy Stevens, Patrick Ragg, Mali Lual

Terang Mortlake – Mason Barr, Tayte McMaster, Sam Wareham

Warrnambool – Toby Hellessey, Archie McGrath, Jasper Moore, Oliver Turner

Get the HFNL Record