The senior teams for this week’s NFNL senior men’s football matches.
The action commences under lights tonight, when Northcote Park hosts Bundoora at Bill Lawry Oval.
The reigning premiers have named five new faces for the clash, including Andrew Sturgess, Peter Hood and Jarrod King.
Travis Cloke and Cameron Cloke will make their Hurstbridge debuts tomorrow, when the Bridges host West Preston-Lakeside at Ben Frilay Oval. They will be joined by fellow recruits Ryan Jackson and Daniel Keenan.
The Roosters have named former VFL Team of the Year member Ozgur Uysal, along with Sam Glover and Matthew Belbasis.
Montmorency has named a host of stars for its short trip to War Memorial Park to take on Greensborough. The Magpies have included ex-AFL trio Matt White, Ben Kennedy and Tyrone Leonardis, along with Richmond VFL forward Danko Bzenic.
Greensborugh’s two new inclusions are former Mitcham midfielder Zak McCubbin and Scott Clark.
North Heidelberg has named five new players for its return to the top flight against Macleod. Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, Brandon Bailey, Daniel Haynes, Billy Hogan and Ryan McGhie will all feature in the Bulldogs’ side.
Fraser Pope and Rourke Turner are among three new faces who will line-up for the Roos.
Whittlesea has named Xavier Dimasi, Chris McCabe and Mitchell Andrews for their first games in Eagles’ colours when they host Heidelberg at the Whittlesea Showgrounds.
The new-look Tigers have named six new players, including VFL-listed trio Harrison Payne, Fletcher Carroll and Brydan Hodgson, plus Chris Ryan.
Brent Stanton will line-up for Banyule in its first game in A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2. The former Essendon star is joined in the Bears’ side by fellow newcomers Riley Hogarth, Mannon Johnston, Jacob Mitchell and Jake Truefeldt.
Sam Peet, Kieran Sheehan and Daniel Watson are among the new players picked by the Saints.
2016 Division 2 Coaches Player of the Year, Tom Blake, will play his first game for Lower Plenty when it hosts Thomastown at Montmorency Park.
Many of Thomastown’s off-season recruits have been selected to play, including , Anthony Capeci, Rodney Carruthers, Dylan Chapman, Matthew Ferraro, Salvatore Mamone and Lane Tucker.
Ruckman Hayden Heta and former Bayswater midfielder Steven Stallion headline the inclusions for Fitzroy Stars for its trip to Diamond Creek. The Creekers have made three changes to their side following the Good Friday lose to Eltham.
Meanwhile, former Preston Bullants pair Damon Marcon and Reed Jepson have been named for their Epping debuts in tomorrow’s away match at Eltham.
In Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, Laurimar has named ex-Hobart City forward Josh Williamson for its first game of the season when it hosts Panton Hill.
Jake Dambrauskas comes in to St Mary’s line-up after missing last week’s win over Heidelberg West, while Leigh Irons and Ben Tsakmakis will miss Kilmore’s home match against Reservoir.
Continue below for all the new players and team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.
MEADOWS GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1
Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Bundoora
Northcote Park: NEW – Michael Amad, Kyle Thomas
Bundoora: NEW – Jai Burns, Joel Grace, Peter Hood, Jarrod King, Andrew Sturgess
Selected teams: Hurstbridge vs West Preston-Lakeside
Hurstbridge: NEW – Cameron Cloke, Travis Cloke, Ryan Jackson, Daniel Keenan, Jamie Smith
West Preston-Lakeside: NEW – Matthew Belbasis, Sam Glover, Matthew Harman, Brynn O’Connor, Ozgur Uysal
Selected teams: Greensborough vs Montmorency
Greensborough: NEW – Scott Clark, Zak McCubbin, Tynan Smith
Montmorency: NEW – Danko Bzenic, Ben Kennedy, Tyrone Leonardis, Jake Potter, Jordan Steele, Matthew White
Selected teams: North Heidelberg vs Macleod
North Heidelberg: NEW – Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, Brandon Bailey, Daniel Haynes, Billy Hogan, Ryan McGhie
Macleod: NEW – Fraser Pope, Rourke Turner, James Williams
Selected teams: Whittlesea vs Heidelberg
Whittlesea: NEW – Mitchell Andrews, Xavier Dimasi, Chris McCabe
Heidelberg: NEW – Fletcher Carroll, Brydan Hodgson, Eamonn McCuskey, Harrison Payne, Chris Ryan, Jake Thomas
A PLUS LABOUR SOLUTIONS DIVISION 2
Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs Fitzroy Stars
Diamond Creek: IN – Lochlan Brannelly, Michael Rogneda, Mitchell Wild; OUT – Joshua Alam, Micheal McKenzie, Chris Moloney
Fitzroy Stars: NEW – Brodie Cook, Domenic Cutrupi, Marc DeMaria, Aaryn Gibson, Cameron Hall, Hayden Heta, Hemi Raheke, Benny Stallion, Steven Stallion
Selected teams: Eltham vs Epping
Eltham: IN – Ben Montanaro; OUT – Tom Evans
Epping: NEW – Joel Carter, Sage Dicello, Michael Howden, Reed Jepson, Damon Marcon, Brad Taylor, Harry Vincent
Selected teams: Lower Plenty vs Thomastown
Lower Plenty: NEW – Thomas Blake, Oliver Wilson
Thomastown: NEW – Tom Bonson, Anthony Capeci, Rodney Carruthers, Dylan Chapman, Matthew Ferraro, Nicholas Klooster, Joshua Lohse Tonna, Salvatore Mamone, Lane Tucker
Selected teams: Banyule vs Watsonia
Banyule: NEW – Riley Hogarth, Mannon Johnston, Jacob Mitchell, Brent Stanton, Jake Truefeldt
Watsonia: NEW – Madison Bell, Matthew Gibbs, Billy Hawkes, Benjamin McKenzie, Sam Peet, Kieran Sheehan, Clark Sloan, Daniel Watson
HEIDELBERG GOLF CLUB DIVISION 3
Selected teams: Kilmore vs Reservoir
Kilmore: IN – Mathew Lawson, Daniel Matthew, Shane Skidmore, Cody Treanor-McQueen; OUT – Leigh Irons, Thomas McMillan, Kieran Moran, Ben Tsakmakis
Reservoir: No change
Selected teams: Lalor vs St Mary’s
Lalor: IN – Michael Jacobson; OUT – Luke Kelly
St Mary’s: IN – Jake Dambrauskas, Zachary Hudson, Jackson Wolczko; OUT – Daniel Dober, Leigh Sullivan, Jacob Yeomans
Selected teams: Laurimar vs Panton Hill
Laurimar: NEW – Bradley Deed, Ben James, Jarryd Lediott, Noel Murray, William Ratje, Grant Sampson, Josh Scrivano, Mitchell Thompson, Josh Williamson, Luke Wilson
Panton Hill: IN – Jackson Mill; OUT – Matthew Byron
Selected team: South Morang vs Mernda
South Morang: IN – Samuel Indian, Luke Inzillo, Ben Muscat, Mathew Robinson; OUT – Lachlan Golledge, Brent Howlett, Aaron Lazaric, James Mellerick
Mernda: IN – Dean Delaney, Bradley Dimech, Lucas Vasilevski; OUT – Lesley Adams, Matthew Ferraro, Matthew Golledge