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Maffra boy in AFL debut

Maffra boy in AFL debut

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Sam Berry gets round 1 start after Draft

A former Gippsland Power player who was drafted to the Adelaide Crows just four months ago will take to the Adelaide Oval for his debut AFL match in the very first round of the season.

19 year old Sam Berry of Maffra has been selected after impressing Crows coaches at training.

Senior coach Matthew Nicks told Berry on Thursday he would line up against the Cats in Round One.

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“Sam Berry will play on the weekend, we’ve just let him know and called his parents," Nicks said.

“It’s a really exciting time to see a young kid get his chance with his enthusiasm.

“He’s trained really well, he fits into our culture, he’s a really likeable young lad and he goes hard at the footy.

“He showed enough (last weekend) that we want to see some more from him, we think this will be a really good launch pad for him”

Adelaide play the Geelong Cats tomorrow afternoon at 4:35 AEDT.

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