NATIONAL HONOUR: Seymour’s Cooper Holdsworth-Rose has been picked for the Murray Bushrangers under 18 squad in the Coates Talent League. ​

Seymour’s Cooper Holdsworth-Rose has been selected in the under 18s Murray Bushrangers squad for the 2024 Coates Talent League.

The final squad for the representative competition has been selected following months of trials and fierce competition for places from players across the Goulburn Valley and north east.

Being part of the team will provide Holdsworth-Rose the opportunity to train and play with some of the best junior footballers in the nation.

Seymour Football Netball Club president Gerard O’Sullivan congratulated Holdsworth-Rose on his achievement.

“Getting this fantastic opportunity is a testament to the work Cooper has put in over the course of his football career, particularly over the last 12 months,” O’Sullivan said.

“Cooper is an impressive young man and very well deserving of this selection. This is a great pathway to be on for Cooper to take his football as far as possible.

“Everyone at the club is super proud of Cooper, and we can’t wait to watch his development through his last year of underage football.”

Seymour under 18s coach Lachlan Waite said Holdsworth-Rose’s selection was an inspiration to the young footballers around the club.

“It’s great for our junior footballers to see what’s possible with a lot of hard work and determination,” Waite said.

“Cooper has shown that by putting together strong form at a club level there’s potentially higher honours of offer.

“Pretty much every professional footballer in the nation comes through this pathway and we hope to see Cooper playing the great football we know he’s capable of for both Seymour and the Bushrangers this season.”

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