Locals to battle for Bendigo Pioneers position

By Brayden May

THE BENDIGO Pioneers has announced its pre-season training squads for under 16 and under 18 teams with a number of Rochester footballers set to be involved.

More than 200 players have been invited to participate in training sessions which will begin on Monday, November 25 at various locations including Bendigo and Moama.

The designed program will include a fitness training day at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus on December 15.

While players will be given the opportunity to impress in selection matches starting on the weekend of February 1 and 2.

Next season is scheduled to start on March 22.

Rochester (all under 18s)

Ben Atley, Blake Evans, Grant Fuller, Nathan Kay, Angus Martin and Adam McPhee.


Sam Ryan (under 16s), Cooper Hamiliton and Hugh Hamilton.


Hayden Trewick (under 18s).