New Futures Squad announced to run alongside 2012 Youth Girls Academy

As well as the 2012 Youth Girls Academy, a Futures Squad will run for girls seen as future representative footballers.

The Youth Girls Academy will be a restructured program in 2012 in preparation for the National Youth Girls Championships in May next year.

There will be a greater focus on strength & conditioning to prepare the girls for elite performance, as well as the off field development aspect of program to remain.

51 players are invited to be part of the Academy and were announced at Youth Girls Presentation night on Sunday in Footscray.

Players not taking up their invitation will be replaced by those on a supplementary list.

A letter will be sent to those invited girls in November with more details about the program.

Also announced, a brand new Futures Squad, for girls that AFL Victoria sees as future representative players. These girls will attend three full day training sessions throughout next year as a stand alone squad to develop their football and will be coached by the Youth Girls Academy coaching team.

For girls that miss out on either of the squads, a state screening session for girls to try out for a place in the Victorian and Development team training squads will be held early next year.

2012 Youth Girls Academy Squad

  • Francesca Alves - East Burwood
  • Paige Baksh - Mooroopna
  • Rhiannon Banner- St Albans
  • Ellie Blackburn- Berwick
  • Emily Bof - Pascoe Vale
  • Jenna Bruton - Golden Point
  • Hannah Burchell - Sacred Heart
  • Prudence Cordes - Jacana
  • Rebecca Dardengo - Chirnside Park
  • Stephanie De Bortoli - Kew Rovers
  • Emma Delaney - Sacred Heart
  • Rosie Dillon - Whitehorse
  • Shannon Egan - Darebin
  • Jess Ellwood - Sacred Heart
  • Jasmine Garner - St Albans
  • Amanda Gavin - Warrnambool
  • Rebecca Goring - Sacred Heart
  • Danielle Hardiman - Cranbourne
  • Zoe Hart - Mill Park
  • Madeline Keryk - St Albans
  • Amanda Lazzari - Melbourne Uni
  • Vanessa Lewicki- Leopold
  • Catrina Mastroianni - Noble Park
  • Riplee McLachlan - Narre South
  • Chloe McMillan - Cranbourne
  • Rechelle McSwain - Darebin
  • Kayla Moore- Sunbury
  • Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke - Altona
  • Emily Paterno - St Albans
  • Ebony Paterno - Old Westbourne
  • Michaela Perceval - Melbourne University
  • Caitlin Pretty - Sunbury
  • Rebecca Privitelli- St Damian's
  • Alex Quigley - Sunbury
  • Riley Shapter - Matthew Flinders
  • Katherine Smith - East Burwood
  • Emily Smith - St Albans
  • Renee Smith - St Damian's
  • Penny Smith - Warrnambool
  • Louise Stephenson -St Damian's
  • Lori Stepnell - Ballarat
  • Olivia Storer - Jacana
  • Brittany Tancred - Mooroopna
  • Karly Tapner - Berwick
  • Amanda Tessari - Wyndham Vale
  • Stephanie Trkulja - Warrandyte
  • Jess Wallace - Cranbourne
  • Emily Whitfield- Darebin
  • Caitlyn Wilson- Chirnside Park
  • Courtney Young- East Burwood
  • Tayla Zammit - St Albans


2012 Futures Squad

  • Zoe Alston- Chirnside Park
  • Caitlyn Balshaw - Deer Park
  • Kirzty Brady - St Albans
  • Kaila Caterino- Old Westbourne
  • Kacie Cook - Altona
  • Nyeleak Doap- Barwon Heads
  • Mia Fitton - Kew Rovers
  • Jacinta Ganino- St Albans
  • Bonnie Griffiths- Darebin
  • Maddison Janssen- South Barwon
  • Tilly Lucas-Rodd - East Malvern
  • Madisen Maguire- Matthew Flinders
  • Gabrielle Mahoney- Kew Rovers
  • Cassandra Meads- Narre South
  • Ashlee Mitchell- Marong
  • Lily Mithen- Sacred Heart
  • Jess Nash- Diamond Creek
  • Marlee Nebauer- Healesville
  • Kelsey Perry- Warrnambool
  • Adriana Piva - Kew Rovers
  • Chloe Rogers- Pascoe Vale
  • Danielle Sibosado- Kew Rovers
  • Aisling Utri- Melbourne University
  • Georgia Watson- Warrnambool
  • Stephanie Webb- Williamstown
  • Brittany Wood - Narre Warren



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