The 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships will commence today, Friday, May 12 in Adelaide.
A new Championships format will see matches played in across two rounds over eight weeks in four states.
All states and territories will compete in Round One with players from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania to form an Allies team to play in Round Two.
AFL Head of Female Football Josh Vanderloo said the Championships will showcase the best young talent ahead of the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft.
“All the clubs will be watching the matches with interest as they plan their 2018 playing lists. Fourteen players from the 2016 Championships played in the inaugural AFLW season this year and I anticipate there will be more players drafted later this year,” Mr Vanderloo said.
“The 2017-18 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squad will also be selected from the Championships matches.
“The new format will mean more matches for players to test themselves against the best across the country while experiencing travel and education programs that prepare them for football at the highest level.”
Matches will be streamed live on the AFL Women’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCui2LJ0N-Zi7Uw_sHyE5kgQ
Scores will be posted on afl.com.au/womens and twitter: @AFLFemale / @AFLWomens
2017 Fixtures– note all times are local
Friday May 12 6.00pm Tasmania v South Australia City Mazda Oval
Saturday May 13 4.35pm South Australia v Northern Territory Adel Oval
(Adelaide Crows v Melbourne curtain-raiser)
Sunday May 14 10.00am Northern Territory v Tasmania City Mazda Oval
Friday May 19 6.30pm NSWACT v Queensland BISP
Saturday May 20 2.30pm Western Australia v NSWACT BISP
Sunday May 21 11.00am Queensland v Western Australia BISP
Saturday June 17 2.30pm Vic Country v Vic Metro Simonds Stadium
Monday July 10 9.00am Opening Ceremony Bond Uni
Monday July 10 10.00am Queensland v Vic Country Bond Uni
Monday July 10 11.40am Allies v NSW/ACT Bond Uni
Monday July 10 1.30pm Vic Metro v Western Australia Bond Uni
Wednesday July 12 10.00am Queensland v Vic Metro Broadbeach FC
Wednesday July 12 11.40am Vic Country v NSW/ACT Broadbeach FC
Wednesday July 12 1.30pm Western Australia v Allies Broadbeach FC
Friday July 14 10.00am Vic Metro v NSW/ACT Broadbeach FC
Friday July 14 11.40am Vic Country v Western Australia Broadbeach FC
Friday July 14 1.30pm Allies v Queensland Broadbeach FC
NAB is proud to support the development of female footballers throughout the country from grassroots players and football communities to the NAB AFL Women’s Competition.
The NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships is part of the NAB AFL Women’s Rising Stars Program.
The NAB AFL Women’s Rising Stars Program consists of the following elements:
- NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star
- NAB AFL Women’s Draft
- NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine
- NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships
• NAB AFL Women’s Academy