Swifts youngster Josh Davis will lead out the Horsham District Football Netball League under-18s interleague team on Saturday as captain.
Josh Reid will join his Swifts teammate in the side, with James Boag named as an emergency for the side.
The side, coached by Jye Smith and Rod Hogan, will take on the Ellinbank and District Football League at Ballarat City Oval at 12pm.
Alongswide Davis will be vice-captain Matt McCulloch who plays for Taylors Lake.
Jye Smith said a lot of the under-18s have had senior football experience, which he hopes can work to the side’s advantage.
“We just want them to have a crack and we aren’t putting any expectations on ourselves,” he said.
“Out of all the list we had, 33 had played seniors, so hopefully they can bring something special.
“Because they have played seniors they have been coming up against men. Hopefully that will be an advantage against the opposition.”
Smith said there were plenty of natural leaders named in the side.
“We have a fair few leaders in the group with Davis, McCulloch and Seb Relouw,” he said.
“Everyone has been playing really well in the seniors for their home clubs, so hopefully we can make a good game out of it.”
2018 HDFNL UNDER-18S INTERLEAGUE TEAM
B: Ryan McAlpine, Brock Hamerston, Reuben Macchia.
HB: Josh Freeman, Angus Atchison, Darcy Hogan.
C: Harvey Gunn, Hamish McRae, Zac Smith.
HF: Wade Francis, Zane Batson, Josh Reid.
F: Liam Preston, Allistair McRae, Kyah Wilkinson.
Foll: Seb Relouw, Josh Davis (C), Matt McCulloch (VC).
Int: Mackay Baker, Henry Mackley, Briley Gould, Jack Butler, Jordan Weidemann.
E: James Boag, Jye Walter.