Gifted young women stake claim for future glory
MEMBERS of the FNC's latest crop of talented female football players are preparing to test their skills against others from throughout the state and stake their claim for future representative honours.
The region's 12 and 14 years squads have their places confirmed in this weekend's Northern New South Wales Football (NNSWF) State Championships
Some of the best young players from Newcastle and regional areas will be there to represent their zones.
NNSWF chief executive David Eland said the Coffs Harbour competition was a great chance for juniors to assess their skills.
"This weekend will provide the best young female footballers from across the FNC with the opportunity to gauge their talent against fellow footballers from Northern NSW," he said.
"The championships are crucial in gauging the talent from within our member zones and provide a valuable opportunity for our technical panel to identify talented young players who have the ability to progress to the next level in their playing career."
More than 200 players will play in two different age groups.
The competition also offers players valuable experience. Play starts on Saturday morning.
Alesha Parker Allison Jones, Anna Margraf, Charlotte Acret, Charlotte Voss, Emilie Hughes, Georgina Avery, Jamilla Rankin, Jazmin Bertuzzi, Jessica Whitting, Kate Cowan, Lola Neale, Nina Collins, Rosemary Hogan, Zoe Lillis.
Rachael McDonald, Salem Edwards, Eva Salmon, Zahli Currie, Sophie Sproule, Mika Gerrish, Rachael Guest, Isabella Rankin, Cara Brice, Olivia Collins, Hannah Gallagher, Breanna Gatt, Claire Farrington, Jessie Jordan.