Blue Heelers program continues to build

Sunday’s second selection trial for the North West Blue Heelers development program reinforced the positive contribution the program will make to the growth of footy in the region.

The trialists ranged from relative novices through to experienced players, with all demonstrating the commitment and willingness to learn that is exactly what the program is looking for. As was the case at the first session, the skill development in each player was highly evident with the players really enjoying the chance to improve their games.

Paul Taylor, Community Football Manager, said that the program aims to help each player take their game to the next level.

“There’s so much potential in the region. Some of that potential’s really raw because those players are only new to the sport, but they have the athleticism, are keen to learn, and their skills are improving each time we see them. Other players are much more experienced based on their time in the code so the focus with these players is on developing their footy IQ,” Taylor said.

“The coaches and I have been really impressed with how keen these early adopters have been. To be involved in the trial process before the season gets underway shows just how keen these players are and we know that enthusiasm will rub off on other players.”

The initial Blue Heelers squad will be announced later this week.

There will be further opportunities for players who didn’t take part in the selection trials to be considered to join the program once the training phase gets underway from Wednesday 27 April. Any player wishing to be considered to be part of the program and to be involved in rep footy must contact Paul Taylor at