Inaugural AFL Sydney Women's Squad Announced
The inaugural AFL Sydney Women’s Representative squad has been announced for the upcoming two match series against AFL Canberra.
Initially an extended 70 player squad was selected based on 2014 form combined with feedback from each club coach. The extended squad has had two training sessions which has allowed the coaching staff to look over the players and allowed the squad to be narrowed down.
Selecting the final squad proved very difficult with the coaching staff extremely impressed with what they have seen so far and are very excited not only about the upcoming 2 match series but also the next few years of women’s football in Sydney.
The squad will train again this Sunday with the Game 1 team (24 plus 1 emergency) selected next week. The squad will train on Thursday night at BISP Number 1 and then to travel to Canberra for the match on Saturday 7th June.
Game 2 will be played at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday 5th July at 12pm.
The selected squad is:
|Lael Kassem||Auburn||Rachel Stack||Sydney University|
|Liali Karra-Hasan||Auburn||Amy Foo||Sydney University|
|Laura Holdsworth||Balmain||Maddie Collier||UNSW/ES|
|Alison Parkin||Balmain||Mai Nguyen||UNSW/ES|
|Lauren Anstey||Gosford||Courtney Gum||UNSW/ES|
|Emily Cookes||Gosford||Jemma Still||UNSW/ES|
|Amanda Farrugia||Macquarie University||Sandra Janjetovic||UNSW/ES|
|Tobi Noble||Newtown||Melita Morriss||UNSW/ES|
|Verna Iles||Newtown||Sharni Sleeman||UNSW/ES|
|Georgia Verkuylen||Newtown||Hannah McIntosh||UNSW/ES|
|Codie Briggs||Newtown||Anne-Lise Bidou||UNSW/ES|
|Anna Ruut||Newtown||Sasha Banki||UNSW/ES|
|Alex Schroder||Newtown||Lauren O'Brien||UNSW/ES|
|Natalie Cammilleri||Penrith||Nic Vrachnas||UNSW/ES|
|Nikki Perrett||Penrith||Remi Banuelos||UNSW/ES|
|Kathryn Hull||Southern Power||Lara Hilmi||UTS|
|Alexandra Tegg||Southern Power||Lisa Bowker||UTS|
|Kristy De Pellegrini||Southern Power||Kate Lawson||Western Wolves|
|Stephanie Walker||Sydney University||Melissa Freckleton||Western Wolves|
|Jennifer Lew||Sydney University||Michaela Eckman||Western Wolves|
|Ashlee Morgan||Sydney University||Nicci Kennedy||Wollongong|
As previously advised, Dean Connors steps into the women’s program as head coach for the first time and he is ably supported by a strong team.
Congratulations to all players selected in the first ever AFL Sydney Women’s representative squad.
The final team will be announced next week with all selections published on the website.