Western Australia’s best Under 14 and 15 Girls have returned from last week’s National Youth Championships with a string of impressive performances under their belt.
Stoneville’s Emily Henderson was also recognised with an All Stars call-up in the Under 15’s.
The Under 14’s finished fourth in their Group, recording a fantastic 3-1 victory over Northern Territory on the final day, with Georgia Brittan grabbing a first-half double.
The Under 15’s recorded two wins in Group B, including a 5-0 romp over Tasmania and massive 10-0 thumping of Northern Territory, with Sarah Kenny grabbing a hat-trick.
Football West Technical Director Cris Ola was pleased with how the girls showed excellent attitude throughout the tournament on and off the field.
“They (Under 14’s) tried their best but were inconsistent in most second halves of their games (vs. Tasmania, vs. CNSW, vs. SA); the area where they need to improve is the functional skills in specific game situations,” said Ola.
“A couple of players did well in most occasions - Georgia Donaldson, Taylor Maguire and Jessica Harris.
“The Under 15’s were consistent and very competitive during the tournament.
“Regarding the players, apart from Emily Henderson (captain, left wing, very mature and influential, that was selected for the All Stars game) there were a number of girls that showed a very competitive approach, including Angelique Stannet, Danni Griffiths, Maddison Schofield, Hope Shepherd and Shauni Reid.
“Although they were not identified for the All Stars now, they put on a strong case for possible future identification.”
Go to footballwest.com.au for the full results.
State Under 14 Girls Squad
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Coach: Salv Todaro
Assistant Coach: Lindsay Aldrick
Team Manager: Erin Stinton
Physio: Elise Stacy
State Under 15 Girls Squad
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Coach: Jessine Bonzas
Assistant Coach: Lindsey Kenyon
Team Manager: Lisa Tana
Physio: Elise Stacy