Emerging Albany talent Luke Mowaljarlai Jr has returned home after helping the Flying Boomerangs take a clean sweep of their exhibition games in Melbourne last week. Mowaljarlai Jr and Lake Grace youngster Jackson Callope were both part of the Flying Boomerangs team that beat the World Team at Trevor Barker Oval in Melbourne twice last week. Playing a variety of positions across the two games, Mowaljarlai Jr found plenty of the ball as one of six WA representatives in the Boomerangs team. The 15-year-old and his teammates were too strong in the opening game, winning 14.8 (92) to 6.7 (43) at full-time last Tuesday. In their second match on Friday the Boomerangs were big winners in wet conditions, prevailing 10.14 (74) to 1.4 (10).
Selectors had seen enough from one trial match to give talented Albany Sharks youngster Tyron Smallwood the nod to represent WA in the State Schooboys 15s team in the School Sport Australia AFL Championships. Despite being sidelined with a hip injury suffered in his Great Southern Football League debut in round 1 in April, which prevented him from taking part in the final two trials, Tyron was unexpectedly announced in the final squad of 25 last week to travel to Geelong for the championships, which start on July 19. “I was basically speechless,” he said. “I had only played the first game, so I was really surprised.” The lively forward who booted 43 goals in the GSFL under-17s competition last season – including a best-on-ground six goals in the Sharks’… Read More »Tyron in State side