Stanley Waistcoat and Luamon Lual. Pictures: AFL Photos

SOME of the most talented under-18 footballers in the country will face off in an exhibition match on Saturday between the AFL Indigenous Academy and the AFL Multicultural Academy.

The game at the Maroochydore Sporting Complex comes after a week-long Leadership and Culture Camp on the Sunshine Coast involving the the 2022 AFL and AFLW Diversity Academies.


The Diversity Academies comprise the AFL and AFLW Indigenous Academies and the AFL and AFLW Multicultural Academies. Players who feature in the Multicultural Academies have one parent born outside Australia.

Jason Williams will head the Indigenous side for Saturday's match, with recently retired former Essendon, Port Adelaide and St Kilda ruckman Patrick Ryder and former Power player Joel Garner to serve as assistants.

Ali Hamad will coach the Multicultural team, assisted by Goy Lok and Reuben William.

AFL Indigenous Academy

1 Michael Panaia WA East Fremantle Canning Vale
2 Brant Clubb QLD   Cairns Saints
3 Alan O’Neill QLD   Broadbeach
4 Kobe Knight VIC   Bundoora
5 Josh Ralph NSW   Moore Park
6 Kye Austin WA Perth Cockburn
7 Brodi Williams NSW   Glebe
8 Lachlan Lovell QLD   Cairns City Lions
9 Shayden Mihan QLD   Kawana Park
10 Raymond Sumner SA Woodville-West Torrens Henley
11 Preston Patrick NT NT Thunder Wanderers
12 Deacon Fawcett VIC GWV Rebels Darley
13 Seth Fawcett VIC GWV Rebels Darley
14 Hayden Eades WA   Armadale
16 Max Geappen TAS   Clarence
17 Leo Blair TAS   North Hobart
18 Ethan Bernat QLD   Moreton Bay
23 Stanley Waistcoat NT NT Thunder Sporties Spitfires
24 David Bromot NT   Wanderers
25 Lewis Nannup WA East Perth Bassendean
26 Lance Collard WA Subiaco North Beach
27 Jett Sibosado WA Claremont Swanbourne
28 Marcus Fitzgerald WA Peel Thunder South Coogee
35 Tristan Edwards SA Norwood Mallee Park
Coach Patrick Ryder      
Assistant Joel Garner      
Assistant Peter Yagmoor      
Coach Mentor Michael McLean      


AFL Multicultural Academy

1 Daniel Gauci NSW GWS GIANTS Academy East Coast Eagles
2 Evan Bradley SA North Adelaide Golden Grove
3 Jayden Nguyen VIC Calder Cannons Aberfeldie
4 Alex Tsia VIC Western Jets Hillside
5 Cian Foley NSW   Glebe
6 Luamon Lual VIC GWV Rebels South Warrnambool
7 Mahmoud Taha VIC Calder Cannons Pascoe Vale
8 Aviela Choka VIC Northern Knights Eltham
9 Flynn Fulton WA Perth South Perth
10 Harrison Creighton WA Swan Districts Mazenod
11 Tiernan McCormack TAS Launceston Prospect
12 Luka Nenadovic QLD   Aspley
13 Reggie Reupana SA North Adelaide Roopena
14 Finn Peake VIC   Fitzroy
15 Amin Naim VIC Calder Cannons Strathmore
16 Zaydyn Lockwood VIC Bendigo Pioneers South Bendigo
17 Olly Woodcock-Davis TAS   South Launceston
18 Jacob Whan WA South Fremantle Mazenod
19 Riak Andrew VIC   Berwick
21 Takoda Boltong QLD Brisbane Lions Academy Maroochydore
34 Lucas Naylies-Pereira WA East Perth Ballajura
Coach Ali Hamad      
Assistant Goy Lok