Bushy 7 to join Vic squad

SEVEN Murray Bushrangers have been selected into the Victorian Country under-17 academy squad to play Vic Metro at Visy Park on Sunday.

Murray Waite (Wangaratta), Ryley and Brady Sharp (Myrtleford), Luke Smith (Congupna), Julius Battista (Shepparton Bears), Nate Trotter (Euroa) and Michael Reidy (Mooroopna) will take part in the first trial match.

Bushrangers talent manager Lee Fraser said Waite and the Sharp brothers deserved the opportunity.

“Murray has been a real stand-out in his first year in the program,” Fraser said.

“He has continued to elevate his game through the middle of the ground with enormous work rate.

“Similar to his twin brother Brady, Ryley has shone at both Ovens and Murray senior level and in his TAC Cup games.”