Following recent TAC Cup success and an undefeated National Under-18 Championships campaign, a dozen NSW/ACT RAMS have been rewarded in a big way.
Fielding the most inexperienced team of their entire TAC Cup campaign, the NSW/ACT RAMS lost to Western Jets by 60 points at Burbank Oval on Saturday.
The split round has finished and the Swans are on top of the table, despite going down to the Hawks, meanwhile the GIANTS came close but couldn't tame the Cats.
Congratulations to the following players who have been named in the team to take on the Gippsland Power this Sunday in the TAC Cup.
After four day's play in the School Sport Australia National Championships, the schedule of play for all six of NSW and ACT's closing matches has been announced.
The Swans and Hawks do battle this Saturday night in the second stage of the split-round, meanwhile Finley's Tom Hawkins battles injury.
The 2016 draft is more than two years away but Byrne is already on the radar of AFL clubs after a standout performance at the AFL national under 16 championships.
NSW product Luke Breust says player academies like those in Sydney and Greater Western Sydney are a vital pathway for players in the state to make the AFL.