Head Coach Dean Thomas to Mix Experience with New Faces Ahead of International Friendly
Ten Players in Line to Make Bulldogs Debut
June 25, 2018 – The squad for the Great Britain Bulldog’s fixture against the Netherlands has been named, with ten players in line for their GB debut including Glasgow Sharks star Liam Dolling.
Dolling’s form for the Glasgow Sharks has been rewarded with a call-up to the Bulldogs squad for the fixture, which will take place on the 25th August at Motspur Park, London. In just four appearances this season, Dolling has kicked 28 goals Sharks as they top the AFL Scotland Premiership.
Other players set to make their debut are Joe Lloyd & Hugo Phillips (Wandsworth), Sam Killoway (North London), Calumn Arthur Newman (Cardiff), Rob Goliah (Nottingham), Adam Reed & Rhys Lincoln (Wolverhampton), Adam Kelly (Manchester) & James Clayton (Huddersfield).
North London Lions player Ross Denton has been named GB Bulldogs captain for the first time. He said that the match will be a great opportunity for the players to get some game time together.
“Now is when we start building for the next few years,” he said. “We want to make sure we make the most of it and start playing the style of footy we want to play.”
Head Coach Dean Thomas has opted for a mix of experience as well as introducing new faces in the squad, with GB leading goal-kicker Andy Walkden (pictured above) once again named in the squad. Walkden kicked 15 goals at the 2018 AFL International Cup, scoring in every game including a six-goal haul against Ireland.
Only a fortnight ago, in his first outing since returning from a pre-season knee injury, Walkden kicked nine goals for the Manchester Mosquitoes in their victory over the Merseyside Saints.
Great Britain Bulldogs Squad:
|Joe Lloyd||Wandsworth Demons||0||0|
|David Jordan||Wandsworth Demons||6||3|
|Hugo Phillips||Wandsworth Demons||0||0|
|Matt Warwick||West London Wildcats||5||0|
|Michael Sharpe||North London Lions||12||2|
|Ross Denton (capt)||North London Lions||8||0|
|Sam Killoway||North London Lions||0||0|
|Jonny Harvey||North London Lions/Birmingham University||4||1|
|Myles Hudson||Wimbledon Hawks||12||0|
|Marc Cashman||Wimbledon Hawks||9||11|
|Owain Ryland||Cardiff Panthers||21||4|
|Calumn Arthur Newman||Cardiff Panthers||0||0|
|Rob Goliah||Nottingham Scorpions||0||0|
|Mark Ireland||Nottingham Scorpions||6||2|
|George Dibble||Wolverhampton Wolverines||10||0|
|Cameron Cope||Wolverhampton Wolverines||3||0|
|Adam Reed||Wolverhampton Wolverines||0||0|
|Rhys Lincoln||Wolverhampton Wolverines||0||0|
|Andy Walkden||Manchester Mosquitoes||11||28|
|Andrew Cochran||Manchester Mosquitoes||11||4|
|Adam Kelly||Manchester Mosquitoes||0||0|
|James Clayton||Huddersfield Rams||0||0|
|Anthony Roy Brannigan||Tyne Tees Tigers||4||3|
|Liam Dolling||Glasgow Sharks||0||0|