DFS regulars best on ground in interleague clash

DFS’ own Jake Toa and Lachlan Trudgeon have starred in an U/16 interleague representative match both named best on ground for the respective sides.

Although it’s not the first time the young stars have been selected in representative sides – interleague and state – their recent performances show how well their footy is tracking.

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Lachlan pushing himself at a DFS fitness testing day

Dynamic Footy Skills coaching director Adrian Talarico said the boys deserved the accolades.

“By all accounts the boys were fantastic and really deserved the awards. DFS are very proud of them,” Talarico said.

“It’s great to see their hard work and talents get rewarded. It goes to show that if you put enough work in, like the boys have done, it pay off.”

DFS coach and NFL Rep squad manager Brett Potter agreed.

“It’s great to see that Jake and Lachie doing so well. You can see how talented they are when we see them at DFS and on the weekends,” Potter said.

“DFS is all about helping talented footy players improve their game and giving them the opportunity to test themselves against other talented juniors.”

It’s not the first time Jake Toa has played in a representative side, last year he was selected to pull on the big V jumper at the National School Sports Championships.

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Jake Toa

Toa’s latest performance shows his hard work is helping his game.

“The boys have definitely improved during their time in DFS programs. It’s a pleasure to watch them develop as footy players,” Potter said.

In the end, Jake’s EDFL side got the better of Lachlan’s NFL outfit – 9.6.60 to 6.5.41 – at Highgate’s Rams Arena on June 25.