Ben van de Camp is feeling positive about the possible side that will battle Bendigo Football Netball League on Reid Oval on Saturday

LOCKED IN: Portland ruckman Toby Oakley will captain the Bottle Greens under 18 side against Bendigo Football Netball League on Saturday. Picture: Morgan Hancock
LOCKED IN: Portland ruckman Toby Oakley will captain the Bottle Greens under 18 side against Bendigo Football Netball League on Saturday. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Hampden under 18 interleague coach Ben van de Camp is feeling positive about the possible side that will battle Bendigo Football Netball League at Reid Oval on Saturday.

The experienced footy coach said his side was in the final stages of being confirmed.

“The team is coming together really well, we think we will have a good team and it’s just putting in the final details and working out contingencies for different scenarios,” he said. “We want to pick an all-round team that can win a game of football and can play on the big expanses of the Reid Oval.

“We are not going to be an overly tall team, so our plan will be about speed and quick ball movement with high levels of skill and we hope that will serve us well.”

Van de Camp said he had only seen the Bendigo side on paper.

“Our understanding is that they have some stronger footballers and given the size of the town and the population and they have a fair selection to choose from, so we would expect them to be fielding some handy players,” he said.