Roos’ league squad representatives

The Ovens and Murray senior netball side will be coached by Corowa-Rutherglen’s senior coach Georgie Bruce.

Five Corowa-Rutherglen netballers and three footballers have been selected in senior league squads against the Goulburn Valley.

Sophie Hanrahan, Emily Laracy, Grace Senior, Toni Lind and Olivia Sinclair have been named in the Ovens and Murray league squad announced on April 29 to take on the GV league on Saturday, May 28 at Mooroopna.

With five players, and sitting on top-of-the-ladder, Corowa-Rutherglen has the most players in the squad of 18.

The senior netball side will be coached by Corowa-Rutherglen’s senior coach Georgie Bruce.

Cam Wilson, Kalen Bradtke and Jarred Lane have been named in the 55-man football squad, with top-of-ladder Wangaratta having the most squad players with nine.

The leagues have played each other 21 times since 1954 in football with the O and M winning nine times to the GV nine times.

All football and netball squads are larger than previous years due to Covid-19.

“We eagerly anticipate the long-awaited clash with the GVL and are thrilled at the buy in from both the football and netball playing groups,” David Sinclair - Chair, Ovens and Murray Football Netball League said.

“There’s no doubt interleague against the GVL spikes a genuine willingness to participate. Both squads are full of inform talent that will ensure we give ourselves the best opportunity for success.”

A Grade netball coach Georgie Bruce said she very excited about the opportunity to lead the best O and M talent against a strong rival.

“Our league has seen the inclusion of some new players who have experienced netball at very high levels. We are excited to bring them all together and proud to showcase these talents at not only a country level but at Association Champs where they will compete against the state’s best,” she said.

Senior football coach Damian Sexton said he is looking forward to leading “this prestigious program”.

“In consultation with each O and M club, we have come up with a strong squad that has a good amount of experience and energy who are desperate to play representative football for the O and M I would like to thank the club coaches for their valuable input," he said.

Training commences next Wednesday, May 11 at Norm Minns Oval Wangaratta. The venue for the games is at the Mooroopna Football Netball Club.