The selected teams for this week’s NFNL senior football matches are in.
Dynamic duo Tom Bell and Thomas Brindley will both return for Greensborough in their massive Melbourne Greyhounds Division 1 clash with West Preston-Lakeside, the Roosters will be missing Kobe Brown.
Nathan Thomas, Neville Jetta and David Zaharakis will all be unavailable for Bundoora when they host Heidelberg, although they do welcome back Bailey Thompson. The Tigers have added Tom Bellchambers and Sean Martin.
Brandon Bailey, Adam Braendler and Doug Morris will be important inclusions for North Heidelberg’s trip to Montmorency. For the Magpies, Liam Wale-Buxton returns but Lin Jong will miss his first game of the 2022 season.
Macleod make one change for their battle against Whittlesea, with Trent Warren returning from VFL duties to replace the unavailable Jack Bianchin, the Eagles will have Cameron Wild at their disposal but Jaron Murphy will miss.
Northcote Park make a number of changes from their side last week, with Lachlan Boscarini and Matthew D’Angelo headlining the inclusions for the Cougars’ game against Hurstbridge. Sunny Brazier returns for the Bridges.
Despite being named last week, Anthony Capeci didn’t pull on the boots for Thomastown in their draw with Lower Plenty, but is expected to return from injury this week in their MC Labour Division 2 clash with Eltham. The Bears will also bring in Daniel Caruso while the Panthers welcome back co-captain Jackson Weatherald.
Daniel Langford takes his place in the Banyule line up for their clash with the Fitzroy Stars, but the Bears won’t have James Kayrooz, Tim Martin or Brent Stanton.
Watsonia have made five changes, with Jacob Pickett and Lachlan Potter welcome inclusions for the Saints’ visit to Diamond Creek while both Simon and Thomas Carafa return for St Mary’s in their clash with Epping.
Ethan Gorski returns for Panton Hill when they face Lower Plenty, the Bears making two changes from the side that drew with Thomastown last week.
South Morang will have some key personnel back for their huge Heidelberg Golf Club Division 3 game against Laurimar, the Lions bringing in Liam Failla, Aaron Lazaric and Nathan Stefanile. The Power make just one change from their win over Heidelberg West last week.
Louis Hill headlines the inclusions for the Hawks in their must win battle against Mernda, but will be without Ryan Offer. The Demons make two changes.
After missing last week, Bailey Taylor-Egan comes back for Kilmore when they host Lalor, while Old Eltham Collegians will welcome back Tom Rogers for their clash with Reservoir, although the Turtles will miss Thomas Cleary and Mathew Crooks.
Selected teams for the NFNL Women’s competition will be named in the lead-up to Sunday’s matches.
Continue below for all the team changes. Click on the links to see the selected teams.
MELBOURNE GREYHOUNDS DIVISION 1
Selected teams: Northcote Park vs Hurstbridge
Northcote Park: IN – Benjamin Augustus, Lachlan Boscarini, Matthew D’Angelo, Thomas Hallebone, Liam McErlain, Jack Sammartino; OUT – Leo Amad, Joshua Byron, Brayden King, Alexander Phokos, Alastair Punshon, Janus Waldron
Hurstbridge: IN – Sunny Brazier, Mitchell Dale, Bailey Jordan, Jacob Smith; OUT – Joel Dale, Nicholas Kent, Dayne Middleton, Riley Reading
Selected teams: Greensborough vs West Preston-Lakeside
Greensborough: IN – Thomas Bell, Thomas Brindley; OUT – Benjamin Fisher, Deakin Lawler
West Preston-Lakeside: IN – Steven Callanan; OUT – Kobe Brown
Selected teams: Montmorency vs North Heidelberg
Montmorency: IN – Benjamin Crick, Liam Wale-Buxton; OUT – Lin Jong, Stephen McCallum
North Heidelberg: IN – Brandon Bailey, Adam Braendler, Douglas Morris; OUT – Cooper Bugeja, Joshua Doherty
Selected teams: Whittlesea vs Macleod
Whittlesea: IN – Luke Duffy, Riley Dyson, Thomas Indian, Jordan Ormerod, Cameron Wild; OUT – Harry Beattie, Riley Carter, Luke Jeffs, Jaron Murphy, Curtis Taplin
Macleod: IN – Trent Warren; OUT – Jack Bianchin
Selected teams: Bundoora vs Heidelberg
Bundoora: IN – Tristan Brown, Nate Caddy, James Condello, Bailey Thompson; OUT – Neville Jetta, Jacob Maynes, Nathan Thomas, David Zaharakis
Heidelberg: IN – Thomas Bellchambers, Max Jones, Sean Martin, Charlie Wilson; OUT – Zane Barzen, Marcel Moran, Cooper Tyler, Isaac Wallace
MC LABOUR DIVISION 2
Selected teams: Panton Hill vs Lower Plenty
Panton Hill: IN – Benjamin Donehue, Ethan Gorski, Ryder Hobbs; OUT – Thomas Clarke, Stefan Klepp, Riley Smith
Lower Plenty: IN – Jack Fitzpatrick, Khayne Horman; OUT – Tyler Wallace, Christopher Zapantis
Selected teams: Banyule vs Fitzroy Stars
Banyule: IN – Daniel Langford, Lincoln Sieben, Lachlan Turner, Connor Walsh; OUT – Kai Davies, James Kayrooz, Tim Martin, Brent Stanton
Fitzroy Stars: IN – Jake Glass, Jaidyn King; OUT – Mark Daher, Joshua Poulter
Selected teams: Diamond Creek vs Watsonia
Diamond Creek: IN – Jayden Walker, Joel Woods; OUT – Billy Empey, Charlie Whalley
Watsonia: IN – Kyle Kemp, Van Page, Jacob Pickett, Lachlan Potter, Jesse Presser; OUT – Xavier Kelly, Benjamin McKenzie, Kobe Van Zwienen, Teague Van Zwienen, Luke Whyte
Selected teams: Eltham vs Thomastown
Eltham: IN – Jaden Collins, Jason McCormick, Jackson Weatherald; OUT – Aidan Biddle, Lane Sinclair, Mitchell Stafford
Thomastown: IN – Harrison Bugden, Anthony Capeci, Daniel Caruso, Michael Tabacco; OUT – Marcus Fox, Jackson Hayse, Costa Missailidis
Selected teams: Epping vs St Mary’s
Epping: IN – Aaryn Gibson, Luke Nicol, Daniel Rakhlin, Mitchell Wilson; OUT – Ayyaan Ali, Michael Green, Michael Jacobson, Owen Sloan
St Mary’s: IN – Simon Carafa, Thomas Carafa, Zane Costello, Mitchell Green, Bailey Leonard; OUT – Jack Cicitta, Rory Hanlon, Reece Miller, Lachlan Potter, Lachlan Read
HEIDELBERG GOLF CLUB DIVISION 3
Selected teams: Old Eltham Collegians vs Reservoir
Old Eltham Collegians: IN – Luke Bower, Matthew Quinton, Tom Rogers, Nick Snowdon; OUT – Thomas Cleary, Benjamin Cox, Mathew Crooks, Jeremy Murphy
Reservoir: IN – Thomas Bezzina, Taylor Bryant, Daniel Cole, Robert Holland; OUT – Samuel Carew-Reid, Liam Morgan, Dylan Moulton, Clayton Robson
Selected teams: Heidelberg West vs Mernda
Heidelberg West: IN – Louis Hill, Harley Mozdzierz, Brodie Muir, Alexander Purtell, Matthew Reinke, Jordan Vellios, Daniel Walters; OUT – Hayden Chapman, Nicholas Kennan, Jack Marris, Ryan Offer, Blake Radley
Mernda: IN – Nicholas Eades, Edward Mills; OUT – Damian Chiechi, Lucas Vasilevski
Selected teams: Kilmore vs Lalor
Kilmore: IN – Liam Monaghan, Liam Salter, Jaden Smith, Bailey Taylor-Egan; OUT – Luke Chapman, Michael McCulloch, Stephen McIntyre, Adam Milne
Lalor: IN – Jarryd Baldasso, Joseph Bianco, Jhdara Jones, Dylan Lovett, Christian Pisano; OUT – Corey-James Bennett, Jonathan Hinsley, Jadyn Kondinski, Joshua Sanchez, Andrew Tyrrell
Selected teams: Laurimar vs South Morang
Laurimar: IN – Billy Lambert; OUT – Micah Vecchio
South Morang: IN – Liam Failla, Samuel Hutton, Aaron Lazaric, Nathan Stefanile; OUT – Adrian Alessandrino, Michael Burns, Cayden Failla, Benjamin Power
WINNING EDGE DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S
Selected Teams: Montmorency 1 vs Lower Plenty-Bundoora
Sunday 1:15pm at Montmorency Park North Oval
Selected Teams: VU Western Spurs vs Heidelberg 1
Sunday 3:00pm at Henry Turner Reserve
Selected Teams: West Preston-Lakeside 1 vs Darebin 1
Sunday 3:00pm at J.E. Moore Park
Selected Teams: Diamond Creek Women’s 1 vs Greensborough
Sunday 3:00pm at Plenty Park Oval
SG PRINT & PAPER DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S
Selected Teams: Darebin 2 vs Whittlesea
Sunday 3:00pm at A.H. Capp Reserve
Selected Teams: St Mary’s vs Diamond Creek Women’s 2
Sunday 3:00pm at A.K. Lines Reserve
Selected Teams: Montmorency 2 vs Banyule
Sunday 3:00pm at Montmorency Park North Oval
Selected Teams: Fitzroy Stars vs Eltham
Sunday 3:00pm at Sir Douglas Nicholls Oval
CLEANING MELBOURNE DIVISION 3 WOMEN’S
Selected Teams: Wallan vs West Preston-Lakeside 2
Sunday 3:00pm at Wallan Recreational Reserve
Selected Teams: Mernda vs Laurimar
Sunday 3:00pm at Waterview Recreation Reserve
Selected Teams: Heidelberg 2 vs Hurstbridge
Sunday 4:45pm at Warringal Park