The selected teams for this week’s NFNL senior football matches.
All Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 and A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2 clubs are able to select a 23rd Player for this weekend’s matches. The 23rd Player must be an under-19 eligible player and can’t have previously played more than two senior games.
Northcote Park must win its final three games to have any hope of sneaking into the top-five and the Cougars have gone all out – with skipper Paul Dirago, Jackson Starcevich, Kyle Galloway and Charles Le Fanu all included for the must-win clash against Macleod at Bill Lawry Oval.
The Roos will be without injured midfielder Kurt Manuel as they look to sure up their spot in the top half of the ladder.
West Preston-Lakeside premiership star Michael Ercolano will play his first game since Round 5 when the Roosters host Hurstbridge at J.E. Moore Park.
Hurstbridge will be without both Cameron Cloke and Tom Simpson for Daniel Keenan’s record-breaking 400th game.
Nick Riddle, John Desmond and Damon Marcon have all been added to Greensborough’s side for its short trip to take on Lower Plenty. The two sides will be competing for the Long Tan Cup.
North Heidelberg regains Daniel Harris and Shane Biggs for its home match against Montmorency at Shelley Reserve, although Jesse Tardio has again been named in Williamstown’s VFL squad.
The Magpies welcome back Matthew Hunt, but young gun Braedyn Gillard is set to miss after being named for Coburg.
Tom Sullivan and Will Knight return from extended breaks for Heidelberg’s home match against Bundoora at Warringal Park. Sullivan hasn’t played since the Round 12 win over Greensborough, while Knight will play just his fourth game of the year.
The Bulls regain 2018 best and fairest Scott Dowell and versatile tall Daniel Guccione as they look to break a six-game losing streak.
Banyule will be without both Brent Stanton and James Kroussoratis for its A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2 top of the ladder clash against Whittlesea at Beverley Rd Oval. The Bears will regain Mitchell Lovell, who kicked six goals in the earlier win over the Eagles this season.
Daniel Coffield, Brandon Freeman and Brendan O’Sullivan are among five inclusions for Eltham for its trip to Whatmough Park to take on St Mary’s. The Burra will be without Chris Petroro.
Elsewhere, Josh Marchbank returns to Diamond Creek’s line-up for its match against Watsonia at Coventry Oval, where the Saints regain Hayden Mitchell.
In Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3, Panton Hill key forward Matthew Byron will miss his side’s top-three clash with Kilmore at A.E. Cracknell Reserve, while Masaki Miki returns for Heidelberg West’s trip to Lalor.
Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition will be named in the lead-up to each final.
Continue below for all the team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.
MEADOWS GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1
Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Macleod
Northcote Park: IN – Paul Dirago, Kyle Galloway, Charles Le Fanu, Michael Naldrett, Jackson Starcevich; OUT – Daniel Brown, Ricky Fandrich, Matthew George, Alexander Phokos, Liam Waldron; 23rd Player – N/A
Macleod: IN – Mark Baker, Luke Carpenter, Jordan Corelli; OUT – Tim Baker, Kurt Manuel; 23rd Player – Luke Carpenter
Selected teams: West Preston-Lakeside vs Hurstbridge
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Michael Ercolano, Nicholas Kempe, Mitchell Rodda; OUT – Oliver Dufficy, Brad Sanderson; 23rd Player – Mitchell Rodda
Hurstbridge: IN – William Cookson, Ayden El-Leissy, Mitch Lucas; OUT – Cameron Cloke, Tom Simpson, Ethan Taylor; 23rd Player – N/A
Selected teams: Lower Plenty vs Greensborough
Lower Plenty: IN – Charlie Cleary, Fraser Delbridge, Alden Meale; OUT – Andrew White, Christopher Zapantis; 23rd Player – Charlie Cleary
Greensborough: IN – John Desmond, Damon Marcon, Nick Riddle, Lachlan Wilson; OUT – Lachlan Hill, James Love, Brody Tickell; 23rd Player – Lachlan Wilson
Selected teams: North Heidelberg vs Montmorency
North Heidelberg: IN – Gazi Assi, Shane Biggs, Jarryd Culph, Luke Dowdle, Daniel Harris, Liam McLeod; OUT – Curtis Brown, Mitch Harvey, Ryan McGhie, Morgan Persson-Clark, Jesse Tardio; 23rd Player – Jarryd Culph
Montmorency: IN – Matthew Hunt, Jackson Lock, Nicholas Paton; OUT – Brent Fotheringhame, Braedyn Gillard; 23rd Player – Jackson Lock
Selected teams: Heidelberg vs Bundoora
Heidelberg: IN – Alexander Bakos, William Knight, Thomas Sullivan; OUT – Will Goss, Nathan Honey; 23rd Player – Alexander Bakos
Bundoora: IN – Adrian De Sando, Scott Dowell, Daniel Guccione, Trent Grant, Nicholas McColl, Adrian Stefanile; OUT – Jake Bennett, Liam Gray, Matthew Morison, Beau Moorcroft, Jason Pannam; 23rd Player – Nicholas McColl
A PLUS LABOUR SOLUTIONS DIVISION 2
Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs Watsonia
Diamond Creek: IN – Lachlan Coe, Joshua Marchbank, Joel Woods; OUT – Dion Fleming, Nicholas Kitchell; 23rd Player – Joel Woods
Watsonia: IN – Daniel Annetta, Noah Bazzano, Julian Janev, Hayden Mitchell; OUT – Robert Carnovale, Ryan Eley, Lewis Franz; 23rd Player – Julian Janev
Selected teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Epping
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Brodie Cook, Bradley Kairouz, Aaron Lynn, Jaxon Proctor, Taj Proctor; OUT – Michael Clare, Ryan Lovegrove-Hudson, Hemi Raheke, Coree Thorpe; 23rd Player – Taj Proctor
Epping: IN – Jake Cullen, Adam Rose; OUT – Stephen Solomon, Jesse Wayth; 23rd Player – N/A
Selected teams: St Mary’s vs Eltham
St Mary’s: IN – Zane Costello, Nicholas Gedge, Nathan Jasper, Connor Kissane, James Todd; OUT – Tane Cotter, Adam De Girolamo, Brandon Jones, Christopher Petroro; 23rd Player – Zane Costello
Eltham: IN – Daniel Coffield, Sean Currie, Brandon Freeman, Brendan O’Sullivan, Kyle O’Sullivan; OUT – Riley Byrne, Simon Carafa, Matthew Keys; 23rd Player – Ben Smith
Selected teams: Banyule vs Whittlesea
Banyule: IN – Joshua Blake, Benjamin Embleton, Mitchell Lovell, Darcy Watt; OUT – James Kroussoratis, Nicholas Mayne, Brent Stanton; 23rd Player – Darcy Watt
Whittlesea: IN – Brody Bell, Matthew Langford; OUT – Travis Holmberg, Jay Russell; 23rd Player – N/A
HEIDELBERG GOLF CLUB DIVISION 3
Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Kilmore
Panton Hill: IN – Jeremy Gercovich, Michael Glouftsis; OUT – Ryan Boyden, Matthew Byron
Kilmore: IN – Benjamin Taylor-Egan; OUT – Kye Maher, Michael McCulloch
Selected teams: Reservoir vs Old Eltham Collegians
Reservoir: IN – Eddie Arabi, David Lewis, Eamonn Maloney, Benjamin Noy, Shane Potter, Donovan Stuart; OUT – Dylan Cornford, John Perichon, Sahil Singh, Lachlan Walmsley
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Alex Emmins, Darren Gaylard; OUT – Nicholas Green, Travis Stevens
Selected teams: Lalor vs Heidelberg West
Lalor: IN – Adrian Cirianni, Shannon Mills; OUT – Theo Kosmidis, Robert Todd
Heidelberg West: IN – Luke McKenna, Masaki Miki, Aaron Smith, Josh Smith Thompson; OUT – Zach Cleaver, Kyl Ewart, Zach Matthews-Prosser, Stuart Pike
Selected teams: Mernda vs Laurimar
Mernda: IN – Lukas Dimech, Edward Mills, Anthony Talbot; OUT – Jesse Inzillo, Jacob Loft, Andrew Marino, Riley Vincent
Laurimar: IN – Jesse McKinnon, Chris Morton, Joel Wesley; OUT – Bradley Deed, Dallas King, Bryce Kotas
ANZ DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Darebin
Qualifying Final – Saturday 2:10pm at Epping Recreation Reserve
Selected teams: Diamond Creek Women’s vs West Preston-Lakeside
Elimination Final – Sunday 2:10pm at Epping Recreation Reserve
MC SECURITY DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: South Morang vs Heidelberg
Qualifying Final – Saturday 11:55am at Epping Recreation Reserve
Selected teams: Darebin vs Eltham
Elimination Final – Sunday 11:55am at Epping Recreation Reserve
MIRVAC DIVISION 3 WOMEN’S
Selected teams: Greensborough vs Laurimar
Qualifying Final – Saturday 10:00am at Epping Recreation Reserve
Selected teams: Montmorency vs Hurstbridge
Elimination Final – Sunday 10:00am at Epping Recreation Reserve