Inaugural Vic Country U18 Youth Girls State Team Announced

After nearly two years of planning and preparation, AFL Victoria is very pleased to announce the first ever Victorian Country Youth Girls U18 State team that will contest the 2013 AFL National Championships in Shepparton from May 5-10.

Over sixty girls from all over Victoria, including Warrnambool, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Wodonga, Mt Beauty, Bairnsdale, Warragul, Horsham, Shepparton and Kerang, attended the four day-long sessions held over the past eight weeks, with some brilliant football on display.

The selected team includes former Victorian and All-Australian players, as well as girls aged 13-18 years of age. Many of the selected girls are the product of Worksafe AFL Victoria Country junior football leagues, having played amongst the boys for their formative years. Their selection gives tremendous recognition to those clubs who have invested in junior female footballers. 

In addition, girls from Tasmania have been included for the second consecutive year in an effort to assist with the development of a Tasmanian U18 State team in 2015.

AFL Victoria has fielded two teams at the AFL National Championships since their inception in 2010, with a Victorian team and a Development team. The tremendous growth in Youth Girls football in country Victoria has enabled AFL Victoria to emulate the male high performance pathway by establishing a Victorian Country and Victorian Metro team at this year’s Championships. The 2013 Victorian Metro State team will be announced later this week.

Congratulations to all Country girls on their efforts over the past two months, and to the girls below who will represent Victoria Country in May.

SELECTED TEAM

First Name

Surname

Club

Region

Shannon

Alexander

Ballarat

Ballarat

Maddie

Atkins

Burnie

Tasmania

Isabel

Ayre

Echuca

Bendigo

Paige

Baksh

Mooroopna

Shepparton

Tamika

Beeston

Leopold

Geelong

Jenna

Bruton

Golden Point

Ballarat

Grace

Campbell

North Bendigo

Bendigo

Abby

Cummins

Ballarat

Ballarat

Cheryl

de Groot

Leopold

Geelong

Lucy

de Groot

Leopold

Geelong

Georgia

Eade

Burnie

Tasmania

Ellyse

Gamble

Burnie

Tasmania

Breanna

Gaylor

Huntly

Bendigo

Maddie

Janssen

South Barwon

Geelong

Vanessa

Lewicki

Leopold

Geelong

Emma

Lynch

Ballarat

Ballarat

Zabreena

Manjerovic

Lauderdale

Tasmania

Lily

Mithen

Newtown & Chilwell

Geelong

Alexandra

Mulcahy

Kyabram

Shepparton

Brodi

Pedretti

Bairnsdale

East Gippsland

Teleigha

Saunders

Bairnsdale

East Gippsland

Eliza

Shannon

Geelong Amateurs

Geelong

Riley

Shapter

Modewarre

Geelong

Shannon

Simpson

Ballarat

Ballarat

Maddie

Smith

Clarence

Tasmania

Lori

Stepnell

Ballarat

Ballarat

Georgia

Watson

Warrnambool

Hampden

 

EMERGENCIES

First Name

Surname

Club

Region

Eve

Aulsebrook

Warrnambool

Hampden

Laura

Case

Mooroopna

Geelong

Simone

McKneight

Golden Point

Ballarat




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