Four Border-based Murray Bushrangers have a chance to represent the Allies at next month's AFL Under-19 Championships.
Albury duo Charlie Byrne and Cam McLeod, developing Corowa-Rutherglen ruckman Ryan Eyers and Henty forward Toby Murray and have been rewarded for their consistent starts at NAB League and Ovens and Murray level to earn a call up to the 39-player training squad.
Former Richmond, Brisbane and Gold Coast player Andrew Raines has been appointed coach of the side, with a training camp to be held from June 25 to 27 to determine the final squad to contest the championships.
Allies selector and AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan was impressed with the group.
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"The quality of talent in AFL growth markets gets better and better every year and we're excited to see these boys challenge the best from across Australia in the upcoming AFL Under-19 Championships," he said.
"AFL Rising Star nominees include Sydney Swans pair Errol Gulden and Braeden Campbell (NSW), (GWS) Giants' Tom Green (ACT) and Hawthorn's Jacob Koschitzke (NSW). All are graduates of the Allies in the last few years."
The Allies team consists of players from NSW, ACT, Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania and will face off against Victoria Metro, Victoria Country, South Australia and Western Australia at the championships in Queensland, which begin on July 8.
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