Harry Burgess (#22), Patrick Kelly (#3), Jacob Banks (#20), Lachlan Gadomski (#13) (co-captain, with Fletcher Bennet, Scotch Ockburn College) and Luke Swinton (#11, sitting, second from right). Blair Brownless is standing, left.

Five Guilford Young College AFL players were among a number of young Tasmanians who played in front of a large number of AFL talent ID staff in Melbourne at the weekend.

Lachlan Gadomski (co-captain), Jacob Banks, Harry Burgess, Patrick Kelly and Luke Swinton were among 22 students from eight Tasmanian schools who played a football game against an Associated Public Schools (APS) representative team from Victoria. The game was held at the Trinity Grammar Sports Complex in Bulleen as part of the annual APS v Associated Grammar Schools (AGSV) Winter Sports Carnival.

Lachlie Gadomski (pictured, left) had the best game of the GYC players as he scored a goal and was named best on ground for the SATIS team.

Jacob Banks in action.

In what was an even contest in the first quarter, the SATIS team had a number of missed opportunities up forward while the APS team move the ball fast and capitalised in front of goal.

APS had a four goal lead at half time but the SATIS players had a great third quarter to be only one goal behind at the final break. APS kicked four goals to one in the last quarter, giving a final score of APS 12.7.79 to SATIS 7.10.52.

This was the second time a representative SATIS team had travelled interstate to play against the APS.

The event provided an opportunity for the Tasmanian students to be seen by a large number of AFL talent ID staff who attend the annual APS v AGSV game.

The SATIS players came from Marist Regional College (Burnie), St Brendan-Shaw College (Devonport), St Patrick’s College, Launceston Grammar School, Scotch Oakburn College (Launceston), The Friends’ School, The Hutchins School and Guilford Young College (Hobart).

A team manager and three coaches including GYC’s Blair Brownless travelled with the SATIS team.


Blair Brownless in his coaching role


Patrick Kelly (left) and Harry Burgess warm up


Luke Swinton (#11) runs on


SATIS Tasmania 2018