1992 saw the birth of the “Southern Stingrays” who were developed under the leadership of Steve Kennedy (Regional Manager) and Ron Roach (Promotions Manager) with the home base located at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve, Mordialloc. The side was coached in the inaugural year by Peter Russo.
30 years on, the NAB League continues to provide fantastic opportunities for talented young Victorian footballers and is widely recognised as one of the most successful talented youth athlete programs in any sport throughout Australia.
The competition’s record in producing AFL Drafted players and top quality VFL and local football players
The “Dandenong Southern Stingrays” are currently under the leadership of Toby Jedwab (Region Manager) and Nick Cox (Head Coach) with the home base located at Shepley Oval, Dandenong.
The NAB League (formerly known as the TAC Cup) is an under-19 Australian rules football representative competition held in Australia. It is based on geographic regions throughout country Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne with each team representing twelve Victorian regions, while a thirteenth team from Tasmania was reintroduced in 2019.
The competition is one of the primary sources of recruitment for AFL/AFLW clubs. It provides an opportunity for talented regional players to participate in a high standard competition without having to relocate too far from their place of origin.
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Stingray Draft History
(Number 1 Pick*)
1992: Darren King, Danny Winkel, Kane Batzloff, Justin Leppitsch
1993: Christian O’Brien, Michael Prentice, Shayne Smith, Clint Shaw
1994: Jeff White*, Matthew Joy, Chad Liddell, Michael Agnello, Austinn Jones
1995: Chad Morrison, Ashley Gehling, Daniel Marshall, Ryan Aitken
1996: Paul Corrigan, Tom Gilligan, Mark Winterton, Chris Holcombe
1997: Travis Johnstone*, Trent Croad, Kris Massie, Andrew Williams, Craig Black, Darren Hulme
1998: Adam Ramanauskas, Brendan Fevola, Toby Thurstans, Craig Jacotine, Steven Rode
1999: David Hille, Daniel Wulf
2000: Laurence Angwin, Ryan Lonie, Michael Handby, Adam McPhee, Chris Newman, Nathan Lonie, Stephen Milne
2002: Steven Salopek, Paul Johnson, Matthew Boyd
2003: Shane Tuck, Aaron Edwards
2004: Jarred Moore, Damien McCormack, Jayden Attard, Luke Forsyth, Anthony Raso, Zane Leonard
2005: Nathan Jones, Ryan Cook, Travis Tuck
2006: Andrejs Everitt, Greg Bentley, Daniel Nicholls
2007: Jarrad Grant, Scott Simpson, Jarrad Boumann
2008: Tom Gillies, Ash Smith, Shane Savage, Steven Gaertner.
2009: Tom Scully*, Ryan Bastinac, Dylan Roberton, Rohan Kerr, Levi Casboult
2010: Thomas Lynch, Jake Batchelor, Mitchell Hallahan, Luke Parker, Andrew McInnes, Arryn Siposs, Tom Curren,
2011: Matthew Buntine, Nick Haynes, Todd Elton, Jordan Kelly, Brett O’Hanlon, Darren Minchington, Piva Wright
2012: Lachie Whitfield*, Taylor Garner, Nathan Wright, Lewis Pierce, Tim McGenniss
2013: Zak Jones, Billy Hartung, James Harmes
2014: Tom Lamb, Jack Lonie, Bailey Dale, Mitch White
2015: Jacob Weitering*, Kieran Collins, Brandon White, Liam Hulett, Bailey Rice, Kurt Mutimer, Gach Nyuon
2016: Josh Battle, Myles Poholke, Mitch McCarthy
2017: Luke Davies-Uniacke, Hunter Clark, Aiden Bonar, Tom De Koning, Oscar Clavarino, Tom Murphy
2018: Sam Sturt, William Hamill, Bailey Williams, Zac Foot, Toby Bedford, Lachie Young, Sam Fletcher, Matthew Cottrell, Mitchell Riordan
2019: Hayden Young, Sam De Koning, Ned Cahill, Cody Weightman, Bigoa Nyuon
2020: Deakyn Smith
2021: Mac Andrew, Connor MacDonald, Miller Bergman, Judson Clarke, Josiah Kyle
2022: Jai Culley, Jaxon Binns, Henry Hustwaite
2017: Georgia Gee
2018: Jordyn Allen, Georgia Gourlay, Shelley Heath
2019: Molly McDonald, Isabella Shannon, Brooke Vernon
2020: Tyanna Smith, Jess Matin
2021: Ash Richards
2022: Jaide Anthony, Amber Clarke, Mackenzie Eardley, Taylah Gatt, Charley Ryan, Charlotte Blair