AFL Female Talent

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The 2018/19 Program has finished. Please keep an this page for any updates on the 2019/20 Program. 


The Female AFL NSW/ACT Athlete Development Program will provide recognition and motivation to identify emerging talented athletes in the U15-18 age groups, with a stated goal to achieve selection into the NSW/ACT U16's & U18's squads. The Program will provide coaching, education, training and competition to improve athlete development with the view to:

  • Develop fundamental skill level of athletes, as well aas providing educational and personal development opportunities
  • Prepare athletes to a leavel where their transition to any NSW State team is 'seamless'
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in Female AFL nationwide


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the AFL program:

  • Weekly training sessions to further develop skills: running from November 2018 - April 2019. Venue TBC
  • Training will be on Monday evenings. Athletes from both U16's age group & U18's age group will combine for training but also work within their age groups specifically.
  • Specialised athlete sessions including Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Sports Psychology


Tournament Opportunities

U16's Age Group: Will compete as a team in Academy Games: 12-14th April 2019. This tournament will also act as State Selections for U16's.

U18's: State Selections will be conducted in April 2019 in Sydney and Canberra. Dates TBC.



The program levy is TBC



To be eligible to apply for a position within the girls AFL program, athletes must be:

  • Female 15 -18 years of age in 2019 (i.e born in 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004) 
  • Reside within the Hunter Region;
  • Attend school within the Hunter Region;
  • No AFL club experience necessary. 


2018/19 Under 16's Squad 

Zoey Alley
Dimitra Anastasi
Jacinta Anderson 
Grace Baker
Nelita Bob
Sophie Clancy
Halle Craigie 
Isabella Diamond
Raegan Dunn
Jess Dunn
Elizabeth Knorre 
Ella Malmgren 
Emma Mantle
Tenaya  Marks
Beth  Martini
Kailey McMillan
Zali  Mertens 
Shelby Newton
Stella Nichols
Grace  Purcell
Holly Sargeant
Holly Searles
Catherine  Turner 
Asha Turner Funk



2018/19 Under 18's Squad 

Mia Beckers
Chelsea Bolton 
Matisse Coram-Parker
Arizona  Cross
Eireann Hurley
Emily Docking
Cleopatra Jennings
Sarah Lynch
Cheyenne Neu
Hannah Olive
Brooklyn Perry
Eloise Petersen
Danika Spamer
Tahlia Thompson 
Brianna Trappett