AFLW U19 Championships chance for players to showcase their talent

The captains for the 2021 AFLW U19 Championships Jaide Britton of WA, Annashae Michael of Woomeras, Hannah Prenzler of SA, Ally Morphett of Allies, Charlie Rowbottom of Vic Metro, Vimani Jayawantha of Medleys and Grace McCrae of Vic Country Source: Michael Willson/AFL Photos

The AFLW U19 Championships will kick off on Monday April 12 in Melbourne with six representative matches for the future players of women’s football.

The championships will be an opportunity for talented young footballers from all across the country to showcase their talent and some day soon be drafted into the AFLW.

Originally scheduled to be played on the Gold Coast, the AFL made the decision, following the COVID outbreak in Queensland to move the matches to Melbourne. As a result Queensland will be unable to play its Championship matches over the next two days, however, they are set to play against Victoria Country and Victoria Metro in May.

The six matches will take place over the course of two days and all matches are available to be streamed live.

Monday April 12

10:00 am South Australia v Victoria CountryAvalon Airport Oval, Werribee
12:15 pm Woomeras v MedleysAvalon Airport Oval, Werribee
2:30 pm Western Australia v AlliesAvalon Airport Oval, Werribee

Thursday April 15

10:00 amVictoria Metro v Western AustraliaTrevor Barker Oval, Sandringham
12:15 pmAllies v South AustraliaTrevor Barker Oval, Sandringham
2:30 pmWoomeras v MedleysTrevor Barker Oval, Sandringham

The AFL remains committed to supporting emerging talent in women’s football, providing medical, physical and off-field care at the NAB AFL/AFLW National Championship events.

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Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the AFL Talent Pathways Programs decided to adjust the age divisions from U16 and U18 to U17 and U19 for 2021. This gives the athletes who would have missed out due to last year’s championships being cancelled the opportunity to showcase their talent.

Following the two days of play, the AFLW National Academy will hold a high-performance camp, giving the young players the chance to be work with Academy coach Tarkyn Lockyer.
 

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