SEVEN TERRITORIANS NAMED IN AFLW UNDER 18'S ALLIES TEAM

30.06.17

A record seven Territorians have been named in the Allies team to play in the AFL Women’s Under 18 competition in Broadbeach, QLD in July.

A record seven Territorians have been named in the Allies team to play in the AFL Women’s Under 18 competition in Broadbeach, QLD in July.

The team will be coached by Adelaide Crows premiership coach Bec Goddard and the team will be made up by players from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania.

Territorians selected are:

Janet Baird – Palmerston Magpies Football Club
– Defender

Ruthless defender that rarely loses her one on one contest. Has the ability to use the ball well by hand and foot.

Calista Boyd – Wanderers Football Clubm
– Midfield

Lightning speed and ability, very clever around goals. Has the ability to run opponent high up the ground and use speed to back inside 50 quickly.

Jessie Brock – Southern Districts Football Club
– Forward

Comes from athletic background and has taken to the game well. Uses her athleticism as a strength, has a good work rate and team mentality.

Maddie Gault – Waratah Football Club
– Midfield

Has polished skills below the knees and the ability to run and take the game on. Very coachable and team-oriented.

Tabitha May – Palmerston Magpies Football Club
– Midfield

Small midfielder that reads the play well and works hard in the contested ball area and continues to improve all areas of her game.

Arthurina Moreen – Tiwi Bombers Football Club
– Ruck

Has good agility and has the ability to play most positions on the ground. Has a good understanding of the game and can play inside and outside of the contest. Kicks with both sides of her body and has good hands below her knees.

Danielle Ponter – St Mary’s Football Club
– Midfield

Has good skill sets and works well on both sides of her body. Reads the play well and her defensive acts are very good. Quietly spoken and leads by example.

AFLNT High Performance Manager Wally Gallio said it was pleasing to have such a high number of Territorians selected in the Allies.

“The is the first time in the championships that they’ve had an Allies team and the first time they’ve had this format with two divisions, so to have such strong NT representation is exciting.

“From here players will be selected into National Academy programs and identified as AFLW League players for the first ever women’s draft combine later in the year.

“Playing for the Allies will give them every opportunity to put themselves on the national stage in front of AFL recruiters and playing against the best players of their age group,” he said.

Allies games at AFL Women’s Under 18 competition:

Monday 10 July

11:40am AEST at Bond University, Gold Coast

Allies v NSW/ACT

Wednesday 12 July

1:30pm AEST at Broadbeach Sports Club, Gold Coast

WA v Allies

Friday 14 July

1:30pm AEST at Broadbeach Sports Club, Gold Coast

Allies v QLD