2019 NAB AFLW Under-18 Champs begin in Blacktown
Round One of the 2019 NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships begins tonight with the first match for the AFL NSW/ACT Rams being played in Blacktown.
The Rams will take on Tasmania at 7pm tonight and again on Sunday at 10am.
More than 230 players will take part in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships with NSW/ACT, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland, Vic Country and Vic Metro all competing in Round One.
Round One matches will be played over two weekends across New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. Round Two matches will take place on the Gold Coast beginning Monday, July 8. In Round Two, AFL NSW/ACT and Tasmania will combine to compete as the Eastern Allies.
The best female under-age talent will be looking to impress AFLW recruiters which, this year, includes four expansion clubs in the West Coast Eagles, Gold Coast SUNS, St Kilda and Richmond.
AFL Head of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the opportunities for the country’s young football talent to succeed at the national level have never been better.
“In 2020, we will see another four clubs joining the NAB AFL Women’s competition creating a huge opportunity for our young female talent,” said Mrs Livingstone.
“Recruiters will be keeping a close eye on this year’s footballers with the NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships a crucial element of our talent pathways, giving young women the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer against the best under-18 players in the country.
“These young footballers and their support networks form such an important part of the GenW community; what unites GenW is a love of footy and everything it stands for, both on and off the field.
“Being part of GenW is something to aspire to, to be proud of and to rally behind. I wish everyone involved all the very best,” said Mrs Livingstone
THE FINAL AFL NSW/ACT RAMS SIDE