Tasmania’s under-16 academy side beats Northern Territory

Four goals: Jackson Callow was in fine form.

Four goals: Jackson Callow was in fine form.

Tasmania’s under-16 academy side has triumphed over Northern Territory by 75 points at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Tasmania dominated throughout the entire game, leading the scoreboard at every change after jumping out of the blocks with a commanding 35-point lead after the opening term. 

In a terrific team performance, Launceston pair Jackson Callow and Will Harper kicked four goals each while North Hobart’s Jye Menzie (three goals) added to the damage on the scoreboard. 

Meanwhile, North-West pair Liam Flanigan and Jonty McIvor, both 15, are the Tasmanian representatives in the Flying Boomerangs team for which Launceston’s Rulla Kelly-Mansell is as an assistant coach this week.

The Boomerangs and World Team squads are playing two exhibition matches at the AFL under-16 championships on the Gold Coast.

Launceston’s Jimmy Aganas is assisting the World Team preparations.