Hanson carries on strong Tiger tradition

Matthew Hanson will join an exclusive club of Werribee players with multiple state team honours when he runs out for the “Big V” on Saturday, though perhaps not as exclusive as you might think.

The Tigers have a proud history in representative football. Since the state league era begun in 1990, the club has been represented in all but one year (2010), with 29 players earning a total of 43 selection honours over that period.

As a dual representative, Hanson will join names such as Anthony Eames, Donald McDonald, Trent Churchill, Scott Faulkner, Ben Ross, Scott Sherlock, and Jake Wilson, while Michael Frost, Travis Robertson, and James Podsiadly top the honour roll as three-time representatives.

Hanson will run out for the VFL side that takes on the WAFL at 2:10pm on Saturday at North Port Oval in North Melbourne.

Honour Roll: Werribee VFL State Team Representatives

 Year  Player
 1990  Richard Raeburn
 1992   Anthony Eames, Lynton Fitzpatrick, Richard Geary 
 1994   Anthony Eames, Donald McDonald, Dallas Normington, Darren Saunders, Shaun Smith 
 1995  Donald McDonald
 1996  Matthew Mansfield, Paul Satterley
 1997  Trent Churchill
 1998  Simon Atkins, Scott Faulkner, Michael Forst, James Puli, Shane Whitnall
 1999  Michael Frost, Shaun Smith
 2001  Trent Churchill, Michael Frost, Travis Robertson, Nathan Saunders
 2002  Scott Faulkner, Travis Robertson
 2004  David Mitchell
 2005  Salim Hassan, Chad O'Sullivan, James Podsiadly, Travis Robertson
 2007  James Podsiadly
 2008  James Podsiadly
 2012  Kyle Hartigan, Ben Ross
 2013  Ben Ross, Scott Sherlock, Ben Warren, Jake Wilson
 2014  Scott Sherlock
 2016  Matt Hanson, Michael Sodomaco, Jake Wilson

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