Subiaco Pair Added To State 18s
- Thursday, 17 May 2012
Chris Deluca gets his kick away.
SUBIACO has had two players added to the West Australian 18s squad ahead of June’s National Championships.
Two-game league player Chris De Luca and Colts standout David Madut have been selected in the squad’s second intake on the back of their impressive early season performances.
They join Colts teammate Dominic Sheed who was the lone Subiaco player selected in the first intake.
Both Deluca and Madut’s selection caps a swift and impressive rise for the players who have both only been playing football for three seasons.
Talented junior soccer players the 17-year-olds made the conversion to football when they were 15.
Madut said: “It’s a pretty big thrill and an honor to be selected.”
“I haven’t been playing (football) for very long so I’m still learning the game. It’s going to be a good opportunity for me to continue learning the game.”
“I’m really looking forward playing alongside some of the states best players.”
Deluca, who kicked four goals from 12 disposals, said it is good reward for effort.
“I’m pretty happy getting into the state squad, I was pretty disappointed not getting taken in the first intake but looking back I probably wasn’t in the best form so it’s just good to be back in the squad."
“Ten months out isn’t the easiest thing and coming back being put in the state squad is a good feeling and put that with playing league footy, I’m happy with where I’m at.”
The three Subiaco names to make the 18s squad come on the back of five Lions who were selected in the 16s squad – Conor Wilkinson, Cody Grace, Tim Edwards, Josh De Luca, Tom Hooper.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES
Saturday 2 June - 11am - WA v QLD (BISS Stadium)
Saturday 9 June - 12pm - WA v NSW/ACT (TBC - in Perth)
Sunday 17 June - 11am - WA v Vic Country (Patersons Stadium)
Friday 29 June - 2:30pm - WA v SA (Skilled Stadium)
Wednesday 4 July - 7:35pm - WA v Vic Metro (Etihad Stadium)
Saturday 7 July – WA v Vic Country (Blacktown)
Tuesday 10 July – WA v SA (Blacktown)
Friday 13 July – WA v Vic Metro (Blacktown)