Hunt for under-18 recruits

WITH a Friday deadline looming, the Ipswich Eagles are eager to attract under-18 players for the new season.

Ipswich is hoping to team with Jindalee again to field a side in this year's state association under-18 competition.

Eagles president Mick Whiteley is keen for newcomers to attend training this week or call him to bolster numbers before Friday's AFL Queensland deadline.

The Jindalee/Ipswich Miners regularly play on Sundays.

“The under-18s is a stepping stone to senior football,” Whiteley said.

“It's a very strong and healthy competition.”

While playing in under-18s, Ipswich players Rhan Hooper and Lachy Mchardy were spotted by the Brisbane Lions.

Whiteley also welcomed newcomers, including 15-17 year-olds from other sports.

“It's a great way to get fit, learn new skills, make new friends,” Whiteley said.

“It's a great team sport. There's a lot to offer.”

Former Ipswich Cats coach Tony McKew is also willing to assist the players.

Players keen to try the game can attend Ipswich training at Limestone Park at 6pm tomorrow or Thursday night.

Under-18 players can also express their interest with Whiteley on 0416 276545 or McKew on 0439 852162.



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