Leslie off to national championships

SALE’S Jack Leslie has been included in the Victoria Country squad to compete in the AFL under 18 championships.

Leslie was selected alongside Gippsland Power teammates Nick Graham (Traralgon-Tyers United), Ben Kearns (Churchill), Josh Scott (Lakes Entrance) and Tim Membrey (Traralgon).

These five and four other Power players, including Maffra’s Jack Johnstone, were part of the Victorian Country side which took on Victoria Metropolitan in a practice match at Visy Park in Melbourne on Sunday.

The game consisted of six 22-minute periods to ensure all players could have a good chance to impress the coaches.

Vic Country begins its campaign against NSW-ACT in Sydney on June 2.

The event puts the best young football talent in the shop window for AFL talent scouts and coaches.