The most significant Northern derby of the season may seem no place for a debutant, but where there's a Will, there's a way.
With top spot still firmly in their sights, North Launceston have called on 17-year-old talent Will Haley for Saturday's all-important trip to Launceston.
The Bombers' reigning under-18 best and fairest will play across wing and half-forward after "banging the door down" in his first four development league appearances.
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"Our mantra is if you play development league footy and play well you'll get your opportunity no matter who you are," North Launceston coach Taylor Whitford said.
"Will's probably highlighted that - he did all the pre-season with the under-18s his year and has got better and better as the year's gone on so his opportunity is well-deserved.
"We're not expecting Will to come out and get 30 touches and dominate, we want to expose him to senior footy and see what he can do.
"It's one that we didn't expect this year which is great."
The Northern Bombers will regain Jackson Callow and Rhyan Mansell in coming weeks as the Tasmanian Devils conclude their maiden NAB League season in this weekend's clash with Geelong.
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