Werribee will be represented both on and off the field at this weekend’s AFL Victoria Young Guns Game through the playing selection of Louis Pinnuck and the coaching appointment of Ben Patrick.
Pinnuck has been named to one of two 29-man squads for the match, which brings together VFL players, top-age TAC Cup players, and invited representatives for another opportunity to press their case to AFL recruiters.
He will be under the command of a familiar face as Patrick steps up from his usual defensive line duties to head the four-man coaching lineup for the squad, which will go head to head with an outfit under the command of Geelong VFL assistant coach David Lowther.
Pinnuck’s selection is a worthy acknowledgement of his impressive debut season, the 18-year-old former Murray Bushranger playing 12 senior games this year after debuting as 23rd man against Collingwood in round five.
For Patrick, the appointment as head coach is another feather in his cap after he was given the opportunity to further his defensive coaching experience as part of the coaching panel for the VFL State Team earlier this year.
Werribee team doctor Naomi Harris has also been appointed to the medical staff for the match.
Having undergone a final training session at Victoria Park last night, the two Young Guns teams will now prepare to face off at 11:30am on Saturday at North Port Oval.