Star colt’s ‘wicked’ opportunity

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Sean Williams, Jai Farquharson, Jarek Padoon, Zephaneth Surprise and Trooper Bedford with Great Southern Storm coach Glynn Verbruggen.
Camera IconSean Williams, Jai Farquharson, Jarek Padoon, Zephaneth Surprise and Trooper Bedford with Great Southern Storm coach Glynn Verbruggen. Credit: Garnduwa

A young Kimberley footballer has been named one of the best colts footballers in WA.

Sean Williams, who usually plays for West Kimberley Football League side Towns, was selected as one of the 2019 CBH Colts All Stars after competing in the 2019 CBH Colts Championships in Perth earlier this month.

The 17-year-old represented Great Southern Storm after being selected to represent the Kimberley following a strong showing at the Under-19s Colts Championships hosted by Garnduwa in Fitzroy Crossing last month.

Williams was selected to represent the Albany side alongside East Kimberley Football League’s Jai Farquharson and Jarek Padoon, and Central Kimberley Football League’s Zephaneth Surprise and Trooper Bedford.

Great Southern Storm performed well during the tournament, winning all of their round-robin matches until they fell short against South West in the grand final 8.9 (57) to 3.3 (21).

Williams said the competition down in Perth was a great learning experience and he felt honoured to be part of the All Stars squad.

“We played with much more structure which was a great learning curve for all of us Kimberley boys as we are used to a much less structured, more running-game style,” he said.

“The boys from the Albany side were a great bunch of blokes and welcomed us all into the team.

“I was extremely pleased to be selected for the All Star team in such a fierce competition.

“All of us Kimberley boys were very grateful for such a wicked opportunity to further our game and hopefully put our names forward for future opportunities.”

During the same weekend, former Claremont Tiger now Cable Beach Greenback Kiefer Yu led the Regional All Stars to their first Landmark Championship title when they defeated Great Southern by 19 points in the division three grand final.

Yu kicked three goals during the grand final and was named one of the squad’s best throughout the tournament.

Yu was selected for the New Holland State Country Team who will go up against the South Australian State team as the curtain-raiser for the match-up between West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

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