The Werribee Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of former AFL Next Generation Academy (NGA) members Emmanuel Ajang and Phillip Moimoi.
The exciting teenagers arrive at Avalon Airport Oval after impressing in a variety of football settings, including the NAB League, AFL Victoria Multicultural carnivals and local football.
Werribee Football Manager Stuart Balloch is looking forward to seeing them develop in a VFL club environment.
“Emmanuel and Phil are really exciting prospects who were part of the Western Bulldogs and Richmond Next Generation Academies respectively.
“Emmanuel is an athletic defender, while Phil is coming off a strong season at local level and has some X-factor about him. It’s great to bring young people into our club from different backgrounds. They’ll both be terrific additions."
In 2017 Ajang and Moimoi played together in an AFL Victoria exhibition match between the Jim Stynes squad and Laguntas, teams made up of multicultural and Indigenous teenagers.
Ajang was born in Egypt to Sudanese parents and moved to Australia when he was two. He played his junior footy with Hampden club South Warrnambool before spending the past two years with the GWV Rebels in the NAB League.
Height: 190cm, Weight: 81kg
Previous Clubs: GWV Rebels, South Warrnambool FNC
The nephew of former Rugby League star and New Zealand/Tonga representative Fuifui Moimoi, Phil returned to his local club Robinvale-Euston in the Sunraysia FN League full time in 2019 after two years in the Bendigo Pioneers’ NAB League program.
His stellar season with the Eagles saw him named in the best in 12 of 18 matches, earn team of the year honours and a top six finish in the McLeod Medal.
Height: 182cm, Weight: 86kg
Previous Clubs: Robinvale-Euston FNC, Bendigo Pioneers