Academy teams named: Women to make history at SCG
The teams have been released for the second round of female Academy Games that will be staged over the next two Saturday’s between the Sydney Swans and the GWS Giants.
In another first for female footy in NSW and ACT, the Open Women will act as a curtain raiser before the highly-anticipated Sydney Derby at the Sydney Cricket Ground on April 9.
The history-making contest will feature the best players from a group of around 200 that have been participating in the AFL NSW/ACT Academy.
The game will also have an international focus following the selection of two American players.
Katie Klatt from the Sacramento Suns will lace on the boots for GIANTS Academy while Kim Hemenway from the New York Magpies will line up for the Swans Academy.
All competitors are vying for selection in a NSW/ACT representative team that will take on South Australia at Adelaide Oval on June 5.
The bounce of the ball is at 1:40pm giving Swans and Giants fans a footy feast with the Sydney Derby taking place at 4:35pm.
Click the link below for the Open Women’s Academy teams:
The U18 Youth Girls will meet for the second time this Saturday at Kippax Oval in Canberra.
It also serves as a big opportunity to impress talent scouts and push their case for selection in the NSW/ACT State Team to compete at the National Championships in Melbourne during the first week of May.
Here are the lists for this Saturday’s game at 9:15am:
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