Former Ascendant listed player Jack Long; Michael Lang, the son of bomber legend and Norm Smith medalist, is headlining the North Queensland (NQ) team list announced by AFL Queensland.
The team will compete in the Queensland representative clash against South Queensland (SQ) on June 12.th Toyota AFL Round 1 St. Kilda vs. Adelaide Crow match as a front runner.
This will stop the stars for a few days for La Long, who was named Best on the Ground in last Friday night’s AFL Cairns All Stars game.
He has joined the NQ Navy with former Ludwig Morgan, a former Northern Blues VFL player, playing his first season at Cairns and is highly acclaimed.
Community football manager Queensland, Barry Gibson, said it was a new look NQ side that he believed would add some more excitement to the game.
“There are a lot of new faces on the NQ team this year, with coach Aaron Davy looking forward to taking a side that could play the broken brand in the open field of Kazi Stadium,” he said.
“There are some quality names in their group, with countless players boasting AFL, VFL and NEFAL experience.”
The SQ squad list was announced last week, with the Southerners taking a hunt to make it five to one.
But after four defeats in the last four encounters, Gibson is confident that NQ has mobilized talent and the team to provide every opportunity to change the winning tables in the seventh round of the Queensland Representative Struggle.
“With both teams now releasing their preliminary squads, there is a strong feeling that this year’s game could be the closest since the first game in 2014, when a single goal missed two fighters,” he said.
The stage seems set for an exciting competition. The kick-off will be at 20:20 at Kazale Stadium, Cairns.
201 :: NQ 1.10 () 88) Def SQ 12.10 () 2)
201 :: NQ 1.1.16 (100) Def SQ.1.11 () 65)
201 2016: SQ 12. (() 0) Def NQ. 1.11 () 1)
2017 2017: SQ 1.1.14 () 2) Def NQ 8 .8 () 2)
201 :: SQ 7.7 () 55) Def NQ .6. (() 2)
201 :: SQ 10.20 () 0) Def NQ 8.8 () 2)
(No game in 2020 due to COVID-19)
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