U18 Women's squads announced

The initial squads for the 2017 AFL U18 Women’s Championships have been released. 

After the inaugural TAC Cup Girls season was completed on Good Friday - with Calder Cannons crowned the premiers after finishing atop of the ladder at the end of five rounds – squads for Vic Country (35 players) and Vic Metro (31 players) were announced. 

  • CLICK HERE to read about Calder's TAC Cup Girls premiership

Scott Gowans will lead Vic Country for the second year, with the Diamond Creek VFL Women’s coach hoping to help his side take the next step this year. Country will field a more experienced list, with eight AFL Academy players featuring. TAC Cup Girls runners-up Murray Bushrangers and Dandenong Stingrays boast the most representatives with nine apiece, followed by Geelong Falcons and GWV Rebels with five, Gippsland Power four and Bendigo three. 

Vic Metro will this year be led by new coach Andrew Shakespeare - former coach of the Northern Knights in the TAC Cup and now Development League coach in the VFL with Box Hill Hawks. The Metro squad features seven players each from the inaugural TAC Cup Girls premiership side Calder Cannons and the Eastern Ranges, with Northern Knights and Sandringham Dragons both contributing six players, Western Jets four and Oakleigh Chargers one. Metro will aiming for a third straight title, after wins against Western Australia (2016) and Queensland (2015). 

Both squads will take part in an induction day Saturday (April 22) at Ikon Park, before meeting in Round 1 of the Championships on Saturday June 17 at Simonds Stadium. The Championships will then continue on the Gold Coast from July 10.



Saturday June 17 – vs Vic Metro

Monday July 10, 10:00am – vs Queensland

Wednesday July 12, 11:40am - vs NSW / ACT

Friday July 14, 11:40am – vs Western Australia



Saturday June 17 – vs Vic Country

Monday July 10, 1:30pm - vs Western Australia

Wednesday July 12, 10:00am – vs Queensland

Friday July 14, 10:00am - vs NSW / ACT


JACQUES Kodi 27-Sep-00 162 Bendigo
TUPPER Aisling  10-Jun-99 157 Bendigo
ZANKER Eden  11-Nov-99 182 Bendigo
ALLEN Jordyn 06-Jul-00 173 Dandenong
CLAYTON Ruby 19-Oct-99 162 Dandenong
GEE Georgia 28-Oct-99 157 Dandenong
JONES Courtney 10-Sep-00 164 Dandenong
KENNEDY Bridie 23-Sep-99 172 Dandenong
PHILLIPS Sophie 30-Jul-99 163 Dandenong
RYAN Samantha 12-Mar-00 170 Dandenong
SHANNON Isabella 30-Jun-01 175 Dandenong
STRUYLAART Brooke 04-Jul-00 164 Dandenong
MCEVOY Lucy 13-May-01 172 Geelong
MORRISON Nina 13-Dec-00 165 Geelong
PURCELL Olivia 05-Sep-00 160 Geelong
SHANNON Eliza 23-Oct-99 173 Geelong
TAYLOR Denby 16-Feb-00 170 Geelong
DUNN Amy 31-Oct-00 177 Gippsland
GUTTRIDGE Darcy 30-Oct-99 169 Gippsland
HANKS Tyla 15-Feb-00 156 Gippsland
WHITFORD Holly 11-Feb-99 163 Gippsland
CLARKE Georgia 23-Jun-00 176 GWV Rebels 
KAWA Jasmine 23-Oct-99 171 GWV Rebels 
BUTLER Lauren  20-Nov-00 170 GWV Rebels 
RENE Caris 18-Mar-99 184 GWV Rebels 
VAN DE HUEVEL Sophie 10-Dec-00 171 GWV Rebels 
BRAIN Chloe                       22-May-99 158 Murray
BROWN Millie                       15-Jan-01 160 Murray
CHESSOR Ada                            15-May-00 166 Murray
DAMON Sophie                     02-Nov-00 173 Murray
EGAN Grace                      01-Jun-00 157 Murray
FAVARO Abby                       17-Feb-99 170 Murray
HARVEY Julia                        28-Apr-00 163 Murray
ROSS Iilish                         21-Jun-99 168 Murray
WEBSTER Rebecca                  22-Oct-00 164 Murray
VIC METRO        
CARUSO Lauren 19-Nov-99 161 Calder
CONTI Monique 09-Dec-99 165 Calder
DARGAN Sarah 03-Feb-99 162 Calder
PATRIKIOS Georgia 30-Mar-01 165 Calder
PRESPAKIS Madison 02-Nov-00 160 Calder
RENDELMANN Carla 04-Sep-00 182 Calder
WARBURTON Molly 10-Aug-00 166 Calder
FLANAGAN Olivia  10-Mar-99 171 Eastern
KENDALL Sarah 08-Jan-00 181 Eastern
MCLELLAND Laura 03-Jul-01 174 Eastern
MCPHERSON Georgia 21-Feb-00 173 Eastern
PRICE Isebelle 28-Dec-99 172 Eastern
WILSON Charlotte 29-Dec-00 177 Eastern
WOODS Emmerson 12-Jul-00 171 Eastern
BRANCATISANO Lily 28-Mar-99 162 Northern
BRANCATISANO Madeline 05-Sep-00 167 Northern
GUERIN  Maddy 25-Oct-99 170 Northern
MORRIS-DALTON Nell 05-Apr-01 173 Northern
NEWTON Gabrielle 31-Aug-01 175 Northern
O’CONNOR Neve 23-Apr-00 184 Northern
MCLAREN Hannah 10-May-00 175 Oakleigh
BROWN Eleanor 21-Jan-00 176 Sandringham
QUINTAL Isabel  11-Mar-99 168 Sandringham
RICARDO Georgia 09-Jul-99 166 Sandringham
ROTHFIELD Sophia 20-Apr-01 170 Sandringham
ULU-PENIATA Charis 28-May-99 161 Sandringham
VESELY  Olivia  06-Dec-99 165 Sandringham
GRANT Isabella 21-Sep-01 174 Western
HOBBS Aleesha 10-Mar-00 171 Western
JANSEN Chelsea 16-Sep-00 161 Western
SAXON-JONES Cleo 04-Nov-01 176 Western


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