Youth Girls Champs kick off in Melbourne

The  2016 Youth Girls National Championships commence today, Monday, May 2 in Melbourne.

The championships are the pinnacle competition for young female footballers aged between 15-18 years.

Media is invited to attend the launch and details are as follows:

Matches will be played over four days at Olympic Park Oval (Collingwood FC), Trevor Baker Oval (Sandringham), City Oval (Coburg) and Punt Road Oval (Richmond FC).

There are nine teams competing in two pools;

Pool A: Western Australia, Vic Metro, Vic Country, Queensland

Pool B: New South Wales/ACT, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Woomeras (Indigenous team).

The Pool A final will be played on Friday May 6 at 5.20pm prior to Richmond v Hawthorn at the MCG.

All matches will be streamed live via the AFL Community website:aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=748

Team lists, fixture and results details are available: afl.com.au/womens

At the conclusion of the carnival the Championships Fairest and Best and the Under-18 All-Australian squad will be named.

In 2015 there were 330 youth girls teams across Australia. Total female participation was 318,880, which represents 25 per cent of all Australian football participants.

 

2016 Youth Girls National Championships Fixture

Day 1 – Monday 2 May       

Collingwood FC, cnr Olympic Blvde and Batman Ave, Melbourne       

Start

Match #

Home

Away                        Bye

10.30am

1

Vic Metro

QLD                      NT Thunder

12.10pm

2

SA

TAS

1.50pm

3

WA

Vic Country

3.30pm

4

Woomeras

NSWACT

 

Day 2 – Tuesday 3 May                    Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham

Start

Match #

Home

Away                            Bye

9.00am

5

TAS

NT Thunder             NSWACT

10.40pm

6

WA

Vic Metro

12.20pm

7

Woomeras

SA

2.00pm

8

QLD

Vic Country

 

Day 4 – Thursday 5 May                 City Oval, Coburg FC

Start

Match #

Home

Away                           Bye

10.00am

9

Woomeras

TAS                                 SA

11.40am

10

QLD

WA

1.20pm

11

Vic Country

Vic Metro

3.00pm

12

NSWACT

NT Thunder

 

Day 5 – Friday 6 May           Richmond FC, Punt Road & MCG

Start

Match #

Home

Away               

10.30am

Pool B

3B

4B

12.10pm

Pool A

3A

4A

1.50pm

Pool B

Pool B Grand Final

5.20pm

1A  v 2A

Pool A Grand Final

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