Sam Walsh’s younger brother, Henry, has been selected in the NAB AFL Australian Under-17 team.
Henry Walsh, a 201cm key position player, will play the open aged New Zealand Falcons in an international match at Marvel Stadium tomorrow, April 27.
The match is a curtain raiser to the St Kilda and Adelaide Crows game and will commence at 1:30pm AEST.
Marvel Stadium will be open to those wishing to attend. Gate 3 will be open from 1:10pm AEST and entry cost includes the AFL match.
2019 marks the eighth year the NAB AFL Australian Under-17 side has played against New Zealand and for the first time, New Zealand will travel to Melbourne following changes to the NAB AFL Academy programming.
Players in this year’s squad are eligible for the 2020 NAB AFL Draft. The players will follow in the footsteps of Fremantle’s Jesse Hogan, Collingwood’s James Aish, Gold Coast Suns’ Jack Martin, North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald, West Coast Eagles’ Dom Sheed, GWS Giants’ Josh Kelly and St Kilda’s Jack Billings and Luke Dunstan now all household names in the AFL after playing for Australia in the first match against New Zealand in 2012.
The Australian team will be coached by NAB AFL Academy Head Coach Luke Power with assistants Brad Johnson, Nick Dal Santo and Brent Harvey.