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2019 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squadsFriday, November 9, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Ten of Western Australia's most promising young female footballers have been named in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Academy squads.

Mikayla Bowen (Swan Districts), Rosie Deegan (Subiaco), Courtney Hodder (Peel Thunderbirds), pictured, Emma O'Driscoll (Swan Districts), Tayla Pescud (Swan Districts) and Roxanne Roux (East Fremantle), have been named in the Level 2 squad, while Abbey Dowrick (Subiaco), Brianna Hyde (Swan Districts), Mikayla Hyde (Swan Districts) and Sarah Verrier (Peel Thunderbirds) have been included in the Level 1 squad.

They will each receive a NAB AFL Women’s Academy scholarship that provides high performance camps and personal development opportunities over a 12-month period.

The first of three camps will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from December 16.

The players will also join AFLW club training sessions throughout the pre-season.

AFLW Talent Manager Aasta O’Connor said after just two years the NAB AFLW Academy is achieving great results.

“At the recent NAB AFLW Draft, 19 Academy players joined AFLW clubs,” Ms O’Connor said.

“With four further expansion teams entering the AFLW competition in 2020, the high performance coaching we provide these players is even more important.”

The 2019 NAB AFLW Academy squad has been selected after the 2018 NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships by a newly formed AFLW Academy Advisory group which has representatives from AFLW clubs and AFL state bodies; Bree Brock (Brisbane Lions), Trent Cooper (Fremantle), Alan McConnell (GWS Giants), Darren Flanigan (AFL Victoria), Luke Power (AFL), Luke Brennan (AFL), Gary Nicholls (AFLW Academy), Nicole Livingstone (AFL) and Aasta O’Connor (AFL).

Level Two Squad

Lillian Doyle                  1/04/2001                      Grafton                                     NSW/ACT

Georgia Garnett             9/05/2001                      Kellyville/Rouse Hill Magpies     NSW/ACT

Tarni White                   31/01/2001                    Coorparoo                                QLD

Charlotte Hammans       18/03/2001                    Bond University                         QLD

Kitara Farrar                 28/03/2001                    South Cairns Cutters                 QLD

Belle Dawes                  11/05/2001                    Wilston Grange                          QLD

Dee Heslop                   30/07/2001                    Yeronga                                    QLD

Lily Postlethwaite          29/10/2001                    Moreton Bay Lions                    QLD

Serene Watson             3/11/2001                      Bond University                         QLD

Ellie Hampson               8/12/2001                      Hermit Park Tigers                     QLD

Jaimi Tabb                    9/02/2001                      Woodville-West Torrens             SA

Montana McKinnon       14/07/2001                    South Adelaide                         SA

Mia King                       6/05/2001                      Launceston                               TAS

Millie Brown                  15/01/2001                    Murray Bushrangers                  VIC

Sophie Molan                24/03/2001                    GWV Rebels                             VIC

Georgia Patrikios          30/03/2001                   Calder Cannons                        VIC

Britney Gutknecht          20/04/2001                    Northern Knights                       VIC

Molly McDonald            4/05/2001                      Dandenong Stingrays                VIC

Lucy McEvoy                13/05/2001                    Geelong Falcons                       VIC

Isabella Shannon           3/06/2001                      Dandenong Stingrays                VIC

Laura McClelland          3/07/2001                      Eastern Ranges                        VIC

Gabrielle Newton           31/08/2001                    Northern Knights                       VIC

Isabella Grant                21/09/2001                    Western Jets                             VIC

Cleo Saxon-Jones         4/11/2001                      Western Jets                             VIC

Lucinda Cripps              6/12/2001                      Dandenong Stingrays                VIC

Emma O'Driscoll           22/04/2000                    Swan Districts                           WA

Tayla Pescud                29/03/2001                   Swan Districts                           WA

Mikayla Bowen              17/04/2001                    Swan Districts                           WA

Roxanne Roux              10/11/2001                    East Fremantle                          WA

Courtney Hodder           8/07/2000                      Peel Thunderbirds                     WA

Rosie Deegan               16/05/2001                    Subiaco                                    WA

Level One Squad

Tarni Evans                  1/02/2002                      Queanbeyan Tigers                   NSW/ACT

Zimmie Farquharson     27/04/2002                    Calamvale Leopards                 QLD

Annise Bradfield            9/12/2002                      Southport                                 QLD

Alyssa Bannan              13/04/2002                   Northern Knights                       VIC

Olivia Barber                 14/07/2002                    Murray Bushrangers                  VIC

Alice Burke                   3/10/2002                      Sandringham Dragons               VIC

Ellie McKenzie               17/10/2002                    Northern Knights                       VIC

Tyanna Smith                29/10/2002                    Dandenong Stingrays                VIC

Olivia Meagher              10/12/2002                    Eastern Ranges                        VIC

Maggie Caris                 21/12/2002                    GWV Rebels                             VIC

Isabella Simmons          19/04/2002                    GWV Rebels                             VIC

Tarni Brown                  26/03/2002                    Eastern Ranges                        VIC

Isabelle Pritchard          8/03/2002                      Western Jets                             VIC

Abbey Dowrick              23/09/2002                   Subiaco                                    WA

Brianna Hyde                12/01/2002                    Swan Districts                           WA

Mikayla Hyde                12/01/2002                    Swan Districts                           WA

Sarah Verrier                 2/08/2002                      Peel Thunderbirds                     WA

The NAB AFLW Academy is part of the NAB AFLW Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfil their dream of playing in the AFL & AFLW. The NAB AFLW Rising Stars Program comprises the following elements:

• NAB AFLW Rising Star

• NAB AFLW Draft

• NAB AFLW Draft Combine

• NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships

• NAB AFLW Academy

NAB has supported the footy community since 2002, providing boys and girls with a clear pathway from NAB AFL Auskick through to the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program all the way to the big time.