2015 Queensland Youth Girls squad named

AFL Queensland today announced the final 2015 Queensland Youth Girls Squad to compete at the AFL Youth Girls National Championships in May.

The squad was selected from the Youth Girls Academy which is a year round program.

An initial group of 60 was trimmed to 27 following an intensive summer training program and  trial matches.

Female Football High Performance Manager, Craig Starcevich, said standout performances during these games had given selectors plenty of headaches.

“Our trial games continue to produce very high quality football, which has made settling on the final 27 a very difficult process,” Starcevich said.

“At a glance, we have 11 players that are top age and will turn 18 in 2015, eight will turn 17, and eight will turn 16.”

“We are happy with the balance of the squad in terms of its ability to restrict the opposition, but with more than enough offensive ability to kick a competitive score.”

The squad, which features players from across Queensland, also includes 2014 All-Australians Tayla Harris, Tahlia Randall, Gabby Collingwood and Alanna Perry.

The AFL Youth Girls National Championships will be held in Mandurah, Western Australia from May 4.

By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles

2015 Queensland Youth Girls Squad

First Last Name Region Club
Nicola Clark Brisbne North Caboolture/Zillmere
Arianna Clarke Gold Coast Broadbeach Cats
Madeline Coe Gold Coast Broadbeach Cats
Gabby Collingwood Brisbane South Jindalee Jaguars
Hannah Davidson Capricornia Rockhampton Panthers
Taivia Dunne Capricornia Brothers
Bella Freeman Sunshine Coast Coolum Beach Breakers
Alicia Green Gold Coast Burleigh Bombers
Tayla Harris Brisbane North Aspley/Zillmere
Luana Healy North Queensland North Cairns Tigers
Jessi Henning Darling Downs Dalby Swans
Kalinda Howarth Gold Coast Southport Sharks
Jessica Hughes Gold Coast Rookie Search
Tashina Ketchup Capricornia Glenmore Bulls
Elisha King North Queensland North Cairns TigersCairns Hawks
Samantha Klose Brisbane North Mayne/Zillmere
Grace Krautz Darling Downs Rookie Search
Shaleise Law Darling Downs Toowoomba South Bombers
Rachael Milns Brisbane South Ipswich/Calamvale
Alanna Perry Brisbane South Ipswich
Tahlia Randall Sunshine Coast Kawana Park/Maroochydore
Jade Ransfield Brisbane South Calamvale Leopards
Jordan Smyth Mackay Rookie SearchUQ
Lucy Thompson Wide Bay Rookie SearchZillmere
Danielle Wall Darling Downs Dalby Swans
Jess Watts Gold Coast Carrara/Broadbeach
Regan Winterbottom Brisbane South Springwood PumasYeronga

Community Football Writer, Andrew Wiles chatted with Strarcevich about the recent training camp and squad selection.

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