Hillwood have dominated selection in the NTFA representative squad for their June 8 match against the NWFL at Invermay Park.
Seven Sharks including ex-North Launceston trio Tom Bennett, Jake Pearce and Mark Walsh headline a star-studded 30-man squad set to take on the North-West's best on home soil.
The NTFA come into the clash off the back of a resounding 153-point win in last season's representative game against SFL, but coach Anthony Taylor believes this year and the NWFL will be a harder task for his side.
"Straight after the game last year the NWFL called out the NTFA and wanted to make sure it was a quality game between the two," Taylor said.
"It's obviously a quality competition having no State League teams down there, they have some pretty handy players running around."
Building relationships with the senior coaches across both NTFA divisions, Taylor and his selection panel have been scouting games throughout the season in order to pick the squad, which he believes is a versatile one.
"There's so much quality that isn't even in the side so it was a tough decision but we believe the 30 we've picked have the versatility to play multiple roles and wherever is needed for the team."
Among the 30 men selected for the honour of NTFA football, three division one players have made the cut with East Coast's Michael Musicka, Liydale's Thane Bardenhagen and St Pats' Jacob Knight selected over premier division players.
"I have the utmost faith in those boys. They are all quality players and they will certainly acquit themselves to the task at hand."
As the squad comes together for five training sessions prior to their June 8 date with destiny, the 2011 State League premiership coach talked up the importance of the sessions and representative football as a whole.
"We need these training sessions for the boys to build a good connection with each other, to get to know each other and their games but the main priority is for them to play good footy for their club.
"I think it's a great honour. Rep footy is something you can look back on once it's all over. To play with your peers and get to see what the great players from other teams are like is a great insight for your own game."
In the under-18s and NTFAW squads, 10 Longford Tigers stamped their claim on positions with 10 Mapgies and Bulldogs leading the way for the women's clash against the SFLW.
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