The 2017 Victorian female Kickstart and All Nations squads have been finalised ahead of the 2017 AFL Female Diversity Championships next month.
Following a highly successful State Leadership Camp last weekend, two squads have been selected to represent Victoria and compete in the week-long tournament from October 9-13.
Talent identification trials conducted across all corners of Victoria proved hugely successful, with the majority of players hailing from country Victoria.
Of the final 19-player Kickstart squad, 12 different country regions are represented, while the final 13-player All Nations squad includes girls from both metropolitan Melbourne and as far away as Healesville and Ballarat.
In addition, Victoria’s rich cultural diversity is on display, with players from 13 different Indigenous language groups represented, while a further 11 multicultural backgrounds have a representative in the high-quality list of young female stars.
Victoria’s KickStart squad will be led by current Carlton AFLW player Natalie Plane, while former Victorian All-Nations participant and Western Jets TAC Cup Girls assistant coach Sabrin Nyawela will coach the All- Nations squad.
Held in Byron Bay, the AFL Female Diversity Championships will see over 200 participants from Indigenous and multicultural backgrounds come together to compete for the national title.
Seven teams from across the country will by vying for the silverware this season including representative squads from Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, ACT/NSW and Tasmania.
SEE BELOW FOR VICTORIA’S SQUADS:
|First Name||Surname||Cultural Heritage||Region|
|Aylisa||Soares||Cook Island/ Portugal||Reservoir|
|Amanda||Ling||Malaysia||Box Hill North|
|Chandra||Abrahams||South Africa||Point Cook|
|Tarrah||Delgado||South Korea/ Chile||Briar Hill|
|First Name||Surname||Indigenous Language Group||Region|
|Yalanda||Neal||Wathaurong, Arrentte, Gunditjmara||Highton|