Two of country Victoria’s top junior development squads have been recognised for their efforts both on and off the field in last month’s V/Line Cup, after receiving the 2017 Team Development Awards.
Following a successful 2017 V/Line Cup carnival in Latrobe City, the V/Line Cup Team Development Awards are presented to one male and one female team who best demonstrated outstanding levels of sportsmanship and team work throughout the four-day tournament.
With the focus of the V/Line Cup on player development, the award provides the opportunity for teams to be recognised for their ability to show a willingness to learn and grow as one.
In conjunction with a number of AFL Victoria regional Football Development Managers, a selection panel of AFL Victoria staff present at this year’s carnival narrowed down the number of high-quality team entries to just two winners.
Of the 14 Division One and Two Boys teams participating in the carnival, the Geelong Falcons were awarded the 2017 Team Development Award for their impressive team work and overall development as a group.
While the Falcons produced strong and consistent on-field performances, the squad’s notable professionalism in their presentation and execution were a standout.
Of the eight Girls teams participating in this year’s V/Line Cup, Bendigo Pioneers claimed the 2017 V/Line Cup Girls Team Development Award for their willingness to learn and develop as one unit.
Recognised for their sportsmanship and teamwork, the Pioneers’ positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the carnival was a highlight for selectors.
In addition, a number of Victoria’s top junior footballers and umpires were recognised for their efforts in the 2017 V/Line Cup, named in the V/Line Cup Team of the Carnival representative squads.
CLICK on the links below to download the 2017 V/Line Cup Teams of the Carnival: