Queenslanders Tayla Harris, Beth Pinchin and Shannon Campbell were given the game’s ultimate honour when named as members of the All-Australian team at the recent Australian Youth Girls National Championships in Canberra.
Playing ruck and occasional forward and midfielder, Zillmere’s Tayla Harris made the All-Australian cut for an incredible fourth time.
Tayla started the week with force and was a dominant figure against both Vic Country and Vic Metro. A huge gaol against Country from right on 50 was a highlight of the carnival.
A great mark and elite kick, she is arguably the best and most athletic young tall in the Country.
Broadbeach Cats Beth Pinchin solid and consistent performance earned her a first time All-Australian berth.
Terrific in backline aerial contests, the Queensland Vice-Captain is rarely beaten and her calm nature and leadership skills were a great influence on the team.
Second time All-Australian Shannon Campbell from Nambour and Hinterland played a key role in defence for the Queensland team.
Good, hands above her head and elite kicking are the hallmarks of Shannon’s game and she humbled many an opponent with her contested marking and attack on the ball.
All three girls are part of the new wave of talented Queensland female players who are determined to bring to an end the dominance of traditional AFL states in female football.