Hampton Rovers captain Christian Carnovale has been selected for the VAFA Tour of Ireland and England in October.
The Rovers skipper has represented the VAFA Under 19 Big V in 2016 and 2017 – one game as captain, and will now get the opportunity to represent the Big V touring overseas. He has been a consistent performer for the Rovers throughout the season and the club is proud of his thoroughly-deserved inclusion.
Carny is one of 25 players who’ll represent the VAFA against three Irish County sides and AFL Europe in London. The two-week tour will depart Melbourne on Sunday 1 October, returning on the 17th.
Dave Murray has been appointed senior coach for the tour. Murray has vast experience in the coaching world and led both Mazenod and St Kevin’s to flags while at the helm.
Murray says his objectives for this year’s tour are to reward the effort of players and represent the VAFA and all of our clubs with pride, to assist players in the forging of life-long friendships and to galvanise as a collective while leading a team who is incredibly hard to beat.
“More importantly, I look forward to coaching a group of young men who represent and uphold the values of the VAFA and embrace this incredible opportunity to experience all that Ireland and the VAFA have to offer,” he says.
This is not a funded trip by the VAFA and the club will be supporting Christian by organising fundraisers. If you would like to directly contribute, please contact club President Steve Anderson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 246 578.