Dan Lehane is a 17 year old New York native who is in his fourth season with the New York Magpies. Dan has been selected in the World 18 team that will compete in the 2011 NAB AFL National Championships in Sydney, Australia during the week starting July 11.
As part of his preparation Dan embarked on a 6 week training program to ensure he is in top match condition for the tournament. He also travelled to Australia a few weeks early to play some local games and get acclimatized.
Danâ€™s itinerary is a follows:
- Friday 17-Jun-11: Arrival in Melbourne
- Saturday 25-Jun-11: Play with Uni Blacks U 19â€™s
- Saturday 02-July-11: Play with Uni Blacks U 19â€™s
- Monday 04-July-11: 11am â€“ Arrive at Melbourne Uni for 5 day high performance camp
- Friday 08-July-11: Travel with team to Sydney
- Sunday, July 10, 2011: Blacktown Olympic Park – World XVIII vs. Northern Territory
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011: Bruce Purser, Rouse Hill – Queensland vs. World XVIII
- Saturday, July 16, 2011: Blacktown Olympic Park – South Pacific vs. World XVIII
- Sunday 17-July-11: Head home to NYC
Dan has been writing a blog and will be updating it weekly so we can keep up with the young Magpie star during his adventure down under. Good Luck Dan!