Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Wales and WARFL represented at World level

Photo courtesy of Tobietta Rhyman.

The WARFL would like to congratulate Anthony Trigg after the Welshman was named in the World Team at the AFL 2011 International Cup. Trigg has excelled throughout the tournament and impressed AFL Coaches, performing at an elite level during the AFL Combine Trials. The trials incorporate tests which include 20m sprint, running vertical jump, agility, kicking and clean marking. AFL National talent manager Kevin Sheehan said that, "We were also pretty impressed by British ruckman Anthony Trigg who, at 207cm tall, did a 2.95s time over 20m. He can certainly move along pretty smartly", (, 2011). The record is 2.83s held jointly by current AFL players Stephen Hill (Fremantle) and Joel Wilkinson (Gold Coast)

Other Welshmen and Welsh based players involved in the IC11 were Tim Atkins of the Swansea Magpies and Chris James of the South Cardiff Panthers, both played for Great Britain Bulldogs alongside Welsh Captain Tom Case whilst former Panther Srinath Lakshmaiya represented the Indian Tigers.

From left to right: Chris James (Great Britain), Srinath Lakshmaiya (India), Tom Case (Great Britain).