Werribee dominate team of the year

Nick Coughlan (Belinda Vitacca Photography)

A dominant regular season for Werribee has been recognised with six of its players in contention for the Victorian Football League team of the year.

The VFL has selected a squad of 40 for its team of the year, with the final team to be selected on September 18 at the league’s awards night.

Werribee finished the home and away season in second on the ladder only losing twice from its 18 games, including winning 15 games in a row.

Amongst the Werribee players in contention was two-time JJ Liston Trophy winner, Tom Gribble.

The 28-year-old had another dominant season averaging almost 32 disposals a game and will go close to winning his third league best and fairest in a row later this month.

Tackling machine Dom Brew was also put up after his season averaging just short of 10 tackles and eight clearances a match, whilst racking up 25.8 disposals.

Midfielder-forward Shaun Mannagh is another throwing his hat in the ring after averaging 25.9 touches, seven inside 50s and almost two goals a game. Mannagh slotted 32 goals for the season.

Skipper Nick Coughlan also had a fantastic season with the defender, averaging 19.6 disposals and six marks.

Werribee leading goal kicker Hudson Garoni booted 39 goals and 26 behinds throughout the home and away season which has seen him nominated for the team. The spearhead averaged 2.4 goals a game.

Utility Kye Declase was selected in the squad for his stellar season, averaging 24 disposals, a goal a game and five inside 50s.