1pm tomorrow at Yeronga will be the first time a Magpie registered player takes the field in a competitive practice match in 2019 when a combined Colts and Reserves outfit takes on Palm Beach.
With both the Senior side and this combined side having a youthful core, its a good glimpse into the crystal ball at what Magpie sides may look like in a few years time, and thats despite close to 10 additional colts age players missing due to academy or other commitments.
Club stalwart Kiran Verma takes the reigns as the Reserves Coach for the first time and will have plenty of familiar faces after his involvement in Colts in recent seasons.
The named team contains just one player over 25 in life member and veteran Gabe McKinnon who likely has more senior or reserves matches than the rest of the named players combined! Jesse Pukallus at 23 and 24 year old Isaac Bongaarts will be the only other players over 20 taking the field.
Western Magpies - Reserves/Colts vs Palm Beach - Saturday March 9, 1pm @ Yeronga
B: Jack Spry - Whitlam Bishop - Lawson Campbell
HB: Aidan D’Roza - Gabe McKinnon - Chris Jenkins
C: Blake Jones - Kelly Siemer - Deng Arok
HF: Mitchell O’Dea - Cole - Lachlan Pearson
F: Jesse Pukallus - Hamish Campbell - Isaac Bongaarts
Foll: Jackson Paynter - Sam De Nys - Will Woodburn
Int: Tyler Bobin - Calsey Robinson - Morgan Smith - Anthony Caprioli - Brodie Gardner - Cooper Crowell