Harry Grant has been named to make his Canberra debut against the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval on Saturday at 12.00pm.
Grant is one of four changes to this week’s team with Luke Jamieson also named in Canberra’s final 23.
The 17-year-old has been selected after consistent performances during seven games as part of the GWS NEAFL side this season, averaging 20 disposals and impressing through his work ethic, particularly around the contest.
The Queanbeyan Tigers product represented the GIANTS in the recent NAB League, and put the disappointment of missing out on Allies selection behind him to string together consistent performances at NEAFL level.
Grant made his NEAFL debut for the GIANTS last year, and will play only his eighth match at NEAFL level on Saturday afternoon.
Grant replaces Connor Owen-Auburn who has been managed, while Riley Corbett and Nick Eynaud have been omitted.
Defender Ben Halse has also been named to return, replacing Josh Maynard (Injured).
Canberra Demons (7th) v Sydney Swans (3rd) at UNSW Canberra Oval, 12pm
B: 37. R Budd, 12. J Spina, 35. T Highmore HB: 18. A Baker, 2. A Paech, 25. S Martyn C: 20. J Harper, 6. A Smout, 36. L Meline HF: 4. A Bruce, 24. H Carr, 16. M Hardie F: 27. R Pollock, 13. T Faul, 9. J Powell Foll: 22. L Jamieson, 8. M Maguire, 15. K Evans
Int: 40. H Grant, 29. B Halse, 17. J Osborne, 21. M Vardanega, 23. G Richardson*
Emg: 11. R Corbett, 26. N Eynaud, 34. L Lupton
In: L Jamieson, B Halse, M Vardanega, H Grant
Out: J Maynard (Injured), R Corbett, N Eynaud, (Both omitted) and C Owen-Auburn (Managed)
New: H Grant
*Denotes 23rd player
B: 51. R Barkley, 54. C Flanagan, 49. C Hirst HB: 27. J McInerney, 41. H Mclean, 33. R Stoddart C: 32. J Bell, 8. J Rowbottom, 6. J Thurlow HF: 16. Z Foot, 30. T McCartin, 45. S Wicks F: 46. J Amartey, 60. M Knoll, 15. K Jack Foll: 17. D Cameron, 42. R Fox, 25. B Ronke
Int: 55. J Barling, 56. M Geddes, 53. K McKellar, 57. J Rayner
Emg: 50. C Kilpatrick, 48. K McGrath
In: J. Barling, R Fox, K Jack, T McCartin, J Rayner, R Stoddart, J Thurlow
Out: T. Pink (suspended), S Eynaud, A Watling, K Martin, S Gaden, C Kilpatrick, K McGrath, N Brewer (all omitted)