Sawtell/Toormina Saints players to trial for the Southport Sharks

Hamish Anderson and Lilli-Yana Moody will trial for the Southport Sharks.

TWO Sawtell/Toormina Saints young guns are preparing to trial for one of the best Aussie Rules clubs in Australia.

Hamish Anderson and Lilli-Yana Moody will trial for a place in the Southport Sharks VFL program over the next few weeks.

Anderson will look to make the Sharks VFL team, while Moody will be looking to claim a spot in the Southport Women’s State League (QAFLW) team.

Both the eighteen-year-olds had top seasons playing for the Sawtell/Toormina Saints this year.

Anderson tied for sixth in the AFL North Coast’s seniors best and fairest count, while Moody was the joint winner of the women’s best and fairest award.

Anderson was also a member of the Sydney Swans NAB League team during the year and played two matches in the nation’s premier Under 18 competition.

Moody represented the Sydney Swans Red team in the Summer Series involving Swans and Giants at the start of the season.

Fellow AFL North Coast players Mikey Luxton (Grafton Tigers) and Holly Wall (Lismore Swans) will also be trialling for the Sharks.

Both Anderson and Luxton have been a part of the Northern Heat representative program.

Wall has been a member of both the North Coast Force Youth Girls representative team and the North Coast Academy of Sport AFLW program.

With the Lismore Swans unable to field a team in 2022, she joined Coolangatta earlier this season.

Community Football Manager Paul Taylor said that this is an exceptional opportunity for all four players to trial for such a powerhouse club.

“The Southport Sharks are an outstanding footy club that were runners-up in both the VFL and QAFLW competitions,” he said.

“This is a great reflection of the professionalism of their club, and the strength of their coaching, so our players know they are going into a fantastic learning environment.

“All four players have shown they want to challenge themselves to be the best players they can be, and clearly have the talent to go far.

“The time they spend at Southport will allow them to test themselves against quality players and take their games to the next level.”


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