2012 Victorian & AFL Victoria Development Teams Announced

AFL Victoria is pleased to announce the 2012 Victorian and AFL Victoria Development Youth Girls teams. The fifty-four girls selected across both teams will compete at the 2012 AFL National U18s Youth Girls Championships in Adelaide from May 14-19.

A squad of eighty has been training weekly at the Calder Cannons TAC Cup Club in preparation for the Championships since the end of February, with some girls travelling over three hours to get to training.  

Represented in the Victorian team are Victorian Premier’s Award recipient, Ellie Blackburn and Rhiannon Banner, sister of Port Adelaide Football Club’s Mitchell Banner. The youngest member of the team is Newtown & Chilwell Football Club’s Lily Mithen, who turned fourteen last month. She will make her National Championships debut alongside other debutants in Bonnie Griffiths and Brittany Bonnici who started their football careers at Stawell JFC and Wallan JFC respectively.

AFL Victoria’s Development team will enjoy a Tasmanian flavour this year. Tasmanian Women’s Football League players, Maddie Smith and Kiara Foley have been selected as part of an AFL initiative to ensure that Australia’s best talent has the opportunity to play representative football, regardless of their own State’s development of Youth Girls football. Former Tasmanian women’s team representative, Emma Oliver, has been selected after moving to Victoria this year. Maddie Smith is a current senior All-Australian representative, after an outstanding performance at last year’s AFL National Women’s Championships. AFL Victoria’s Development team is mostly comprised of debutants, as we seek to invest in our newer and younger players, whilst there are more country representatives than ever before. The team includes strong football pedigrees in Lucy Schneider, younger sister of Hawthorn Football Club rookie, Tom; and, Georgia Watson, sister of VFL North Ballarat FC player, Thomas.

AFL Victoria congratulates all girls on their commitment and tireless work over the selection journey and looks forward to seeing the two teams' development over the Championships.

2012 Victorian Team

Name

Current Club

Former Junior Club

Alex Quigley

Sunbury YG

dnp

Bonnie Griffiths

Darebin YG

Stawell FNC

Brittany Bonnici

St Albans YG

Wallan JFC

Caitlyn Wilson

Bayswater YG

Dnp

Chloe McMillan

Cranbourne YG

Officer JFC

Courtney Young

Eastern Devils YG

Blackburn JFC

Ellie Blackburn

Beaconsfield YG

Beaconsfield JFC

Emily Paterno

St Albans YG

Keilor JFC

Emily Smith

St Albans YG

North Sunshine JFC

Jasmine Garner

St Albans YG

Yarraville JFC

Jenna Bruton

Golden Point YG

Trentham JFC

Karly Tapner

Berwick YG

Pakenham JFC

Lily Mithen

Newtown & Chilwell YG

Newtown & Chilwell JFC

Lori Stepnell

Ballarat YG

Ballarat FNC

Louise Stephenson

St Damian’s YG

Dnp

Madeline Keryk

St Albans YG

Aberfeldie JFC

Michaela Perceval

Melbourne University YG

Dnp

Paige Baksh

Mooroopna YG

Rumbalara FNC

Rebecca Dardengo

Bayswater YG

SPJE

Rebecca Goring

Newtown & Chilwell YG

Dnp

Rebecca Privitelli

Kew Rovers YG

St Mary’s JFC

Rhiannon Banner

St Albans YG

Dnp

Rosie Dillon

Whitehorse YG

Whitehorse JFC

Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke

Altona YG

Altona JFC

Shannon Egan

Darebin YG

Dnp

Tayla Zammit

St Albans YG

Keilor JFC

Zoe Hart

Darebin YG

Mill Park JFC

EMERGENCY Rechelle McSwain

Darebin YG

Reservoir JFC

EMERGENCY Siobhan Carlton

Pascoe Vale YG

Oak Park JFC

EMERGENCY Zoe Alston

Bayswater YG

Dnp

 

 

2012 AFL Victoria Development Team

Name

Current Club

Former Junior Club

Rechelle McSwain

Darebin YG

Reservoir JFC

Cassandra Meads

Narre South YG

Narre South JFC

Kayla Moore

Sunbury YG

dnp

Maddison Smith

Clarence Women’s

Clarence JFC

Breeanna Gaylor

Huntly YG

North Bendigo JFC

Jess Wallace

Cranbourne YG

Seaford JFC

Deanna Berry

Epping YG

Mernda FC

Amanda Tessari

Wyndham Vale YG

Wyndham Vale JFC

Catrina Mastroianni

Noble Park YG

Rowville JFC

Amanda Lazzari

Melbourne University YG

dnp

Riley Shapter

Modewarre YG

Dnp

Kiara Foley

Launceston WFC

dnp

Liz Drake

Ballarat YG

Dnp

Georgia Watson

Warrnambool YG

Simpson & Cobden JFC

Jovy-Lee Coulson

Wyndham Vale YG

dnp

Emily Whitfield

Darebin YG

Dnp

Eve Aulsebrook

Warrnambool YG

Warrnambool FNC

Siobhan Carlton

Pascoe Vale YG

Oak Park JFC

Danielle Sibosado

Kew Rovers YG

Dnp

Lucy Schneider

Whitehorse YG

Dnp

Zoe Alston

Bayswater YG

Dnp

Monique Tracey

Gippsland

Cumberland Park JFC

Ebony Paterno

Old Westbourne YG

Caroline Springs JFC

Emma Oliver

Eastern Devils YG

Dnp

Vanessa Lewicki

Leopold YG

Dnp

Bridgette Erzeren

Eastern Devils YG

Dnp

Lucy de Groot

Leopold YG

Dnp

EMERGENCY Kirzty Brady

St Albans YG

West Meadows JFC

EMERGENCY Maddison Janssen

South Barwon YG

dnp

EMERGENCY Olivia Storer

Jacana YG

Oak Park JFC

 

 

 




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