Three Sydney University players represented the Sydney AFL in a development u21 representative team against the Sydney Swans reserves with distinction on the weekend.
SUSF Scholarship holders Nick Clark, Brydon Coles and Angus Scott were all solid contributors amongst a side composing some of the brightest rising stars in the competition. Teammate and scholarship holder Jack Lawson was unlucky to miss out with injury preventing his selection.
The 63 point result was clearly in favour of their more fancied rivals, but there were many encouraging performances pointing to a big year ahead in the local league.
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The side was expertly coached by former Uni senior coach Daniel Archer (2006-08), who now is State Coaching Manager for AFL (NSW/ACT).
Brydon was a consistent performer all day. Worked hard as an on-baller and at one stage found himself tangling with the large Canadian Mike Pyke in the centre of the ground. Physical at the contest and very strong on feet Brydon won a lot of football and used it very well at times.
Angus worked hard up forward early with limited opportunities. Was moved to centre half back when injuries to key position players started to happen. Was outstanding across half back repelling many Swans attacking movements with good strong defensive work and great run and use of the football.
Nick started in his customary back pocket where he was solid. Had a high work rate and became more involved as the game progressed. As normal attacked the ball consistently all day and as long as he can work on his ability to constantly hit targets will have a great year I’m sure.
Meanwhile the Students continue their preseason tune-up with a final trial match with Pennant Hills this weekend.