The Werribee Football Club is scouring the country for former AFL, current VFL and state league players to join Mark ‘Choco’ Williams’ squad for season 2020.
We are one of five standalone clubs in the VFL competition. Our $13 million home ground - Avalon Airport Oval @ Chirnside Park is the new benchmark for second tier football in Australia.
In Williams' first year in charge, Werribee finished fifth and returned to the finals on the back of a fast-flowing and high-scoring brand of football.
Prolific midfielder Tom Gribble took his game to new heights and claimed the prestigious J.J Liston Trophy as the VFL’s Best & Fairest player. Teenage forward Jake Riccardi’s eye-catching season saw him receive the Fothergill-Round-Mitchell medal (Rising Star), while Gribble (ruck rover) and Riccardi (centre-half-forward) were joined in the VFL Team of the Year by Nick Coughlan (centre-half-back), Michael Barlow and Jack Henderson (bench). Werribee boasted the most players (5) of any club in the TOTY and made up 21% of the 24-man team.
Earlier in the season, four Werribee players were selected in the AFL Victoria Young Guns Series, while six emerging talents got a taste of VFL action as 23rd player. A talented trio of Riccardi, Bior Malual and Louis Pinnuck were invited and attended the NAB AFL State/Rookie Me Draft Combines after developing strongly and placing themselves on AFL radars in 2019.
We have an AFL Premiership coach who is renowned for developing talent, fostering team success and driving club values. Ours are Community – Driven – Care.
“We have a great culture. We embrace our community and have smart, hardworking and caring staff.” – Mark ‘Choco’ Williams
“Develop your game, to be the best you can be. Improve your kicking, decision making, running, overall fitness and one-on-ones.”
In season 2020 WE at Werribee:
- Want goal kickers
- Need great runners
- Look for smart players
- Are driven to be great
- Have great teammates
- Want to improve your chances of being part of a premiership team
- Want to improve your chances of being drafted