The Southern Football Netball League has today released its 71-man senior football interleague training squad for 2018.
Among the key selections are reigning Ellis Medalist Matt Kreymborg (St Pauls), 2017 Division 1 Meneilly Medalist Danny Ades (Dingley), Bentleigh forwards Matt Troutbeck and Steve Murray, Mordialloc midfielders Danny Nicholls, Ben Humphrey and Aaron Kneebone, and former Interleague Best on Ground medal winners Pat Carroll (Ashwood) and Lucas Walmsley (Dingley).
Carroll is one of four players from Division 3 chosen, with former Doveton Doves pair Sam Raru (Springvale Districts) and Michael Henry (Hampton Park) also selected.
Representatives from the top five clubs in Division 1 (Dingley, Mordialloc, Bentleigh, St Pauls and East Malvern) make up more than 50% of the squad. The Panthers lead the way with nine players selected, including 2017 Interleague full back Luke Poustie.
Mercurial Murrumbeena forward Luke James, Doveton Eagles jet Nick Battle and Burras bookends Jimmy Anwyl and Chris Bryan headline the Division 2 selections.
The SFNL are set to play the North Central Football League in Boort on Saturday 19 May as part of the 2018 Worksafe AFL Victoria Community Championships.
The squads for the Under 19 Football and Senior Netball teams will be released shortly.