The Northern Territory news Sat 5 Oct 2019
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 2019 SPORT 53 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA FOOTY fans watching tomorrows Palmerston-St Marys Premier League game at TIO Stadium will be forgiven for thinking there are two Jayden Daveys and two Alwyn Davey Juniors out on the ground. The 15-year-old Davey twins will only be separated by the numbers on their back No.1 for Alwyn Jr and No.2 for Jayden in their Premier Motlop sees real potential in youngsters NATHANIEL CHAMBERS Rising star Simon looking to make mark at Bombers NATHANIEL CHAMBERS TIWI Bombers ace Jeffrey Simon has been earmarked as one to watch in the upcoming NTFL season, and someone with a promising future. S e v e n t e e n - y e a r - o l d Simon played at NEAFL level for the NT Thunder earlier this year, and now has his sights set on consistent performances for the Bombers this season. Bombers coach Brenton Toy said the young gun had a lot of talent despite his tender age. Hes still 17 and has a lot of development left in him, Toy told the NT News. He has talent and can come out and play like a man. There arent many his age that can play a role as well as he does. Toy believes this season may be too soon for the starlet to be picked up by an AFL club, though that may be on the cards in the future. It was good for him to play at NEAFL level, Toy said. He has the talent but hasnt yet played enough senior level. I think he may have to play down south at some stage. Simon will play alongside a strong group of players ready and prepared for the season to come. The Bombers will play the Darwin Buffaloes first at TIO Stadium today and are looking for a better start this season than last. Every game is going to be a challenge. Were hoping for a better start than last year where we lost our first five games, Toy said. Its really exciting at the moment. This is the best prepared weve ever been. The right guys are investing in pre-season and putting the work in. Its a credit to everyone. The organisation put in by the staff and the commitment from the seniors has really been a step up.Bomber Jeffrey Simon has matured quickly and is one to watch this season Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY Double act out to impress GREY MORRIS League debuts for Palmerston. Their dad, Palmerston playing coach and 100-game Essendon small forward Alwyn Sr, will be keeping an eye on his young charges. Davey Sr made his senior debut at the same age, running on to TIO Stadium in a Magpie team that contained St Kilda star Nicky Winmar. Its pretty special for any young kid to be playing your first senior game and I was the same in RJs (Russell Jeffreys) side way back then, he said. We want to play more jun iors this season and develop them for the future. My boys will be around the forward line and pushing up towards the middle. I want them to have a bit of fun around the goals and get a feel of the footy. Their handball and kicking skills are pretty good, they love to take the game on and they are probably more composed with the footy in their hand than most juniors their age. The Davey twins have another long-term ambition to pursue at the start of their senior careers emulating their dad by wearing the black and red of Essendon. I played 100 games, so yes, they are eligible under the father-son rule, Alwyn Sr said. Theyve been playing footy since they were aged nine in Melbourne and now theyve progressed through the junior sides at their home club, so its over to them now. Young guns the Davey twins, Alwyn Jr at left and Jayden at right, flank their dad and Palmerston senior coach Alwyn Davey Sr Picture: JANELLE DAVEY T&CS AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE. GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY. $8 LATRELL OR TEDESCO NRL GRAND FINAL ROOSTERS VS RAIDERS | SUND AY | MAX BET $20TO SCORE THE 1 ST TRY NEW Wanderers coach Brenton Motlop believes his side has the talent to complete a rare premiership three-peat in the NTFL under-18 boys competiton this year. Im definitely excited ... theres a lot of potential in the side even though some of the boys have moved on from 18s, Motlop said. Motlop has been around the team for a long time, having played 100 games for Wanderers at Premier League level. He also worked under former coach Simon Bates. Im very excited to take over. Its going to be challenging for me as my first crack at a full season, Motlop said. Expectations will be high on us to keep on winning. The last side to complete the three-peat at this level was Nightcliff from 2014-2016. Joel Jeffrey, Beau OConnell and Ronald Fejo are likely standouts this season, but all three have the skill to push for spots in the senior team. The Wanderers take on Big River Hawks first up next Saturday.