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Starcevich talks talent

AFLQ.com.au  May 19, 2017 11:45 AM

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The Queensland under 18 state women’s team will take on New South Wales this Friday 19, in their first game of the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships.

Female Football High Performance Manager Craig Starcevich spoke about Queensland’s prospects in the upcoming series and the depth of talent at under 18 level.

“We’re confident that we have a good even bunch of players that can play in multiple positions and do different things, but essentially we really want to encourage players to take the game on,” said Starcevich.

“The talent coming through in the next couple of years is exceptional.”

"An All Australian team is picked every year and almost half to three quarters of those players could just about step into an AFLW team."

"It's pretty impressive."

Matches will be streamed live on the AFL Women’s YouTube channel

Scores will be posted on afl.com.au/womens and twitter: @AFLFemale / @AFLWomens

2017 Fixtures

Round 1

Friday May 12            6.00pm    Tasmania v South Australia   City Mazda Oval

Saturday May 13        4.35pm   South Australia v Northern Territory Adel Oval

(Adelaide Crows v Melbourne curtain-raiser)

Sunday May 14           10.00am     Northern Territory v Tasmania City Mazda Oval

Friday May 19            6.30pm            NSWACT v Queensland                    BISP

Saturday May 20        2.30pm            Western Australia v NSWACT          BISP

Sunday May 21           11.00am         Queensland v Western Australia        BISP

Saturday June 17        2.30pm         Vic Country v Vic Metro Simonds Stadium

Round 2

Monday July 10          9.00am            Opening Ceremony                 Bond Uni

Monday July 10          10.00am          Queensland v Vic Country     Bond Uni

Monday July 10          11.40am          Allies v NSW/ACT                 Bond Uni

Monday July 10          1.30pm           Vic Metro v Western Australia Bond Uni

Wednesday July 12     10.00am          Queensland v Vic Metro   Broadbeach FC

Wednesday July 12     11.40am          Vic Country v NSW/ACT Broadbeach FC

Wednesday July 12     1.30pm            Western Australia v Allies Broadbeach FC

Friday July 14             10.00am          Vic Metro v NSW/ACT    Broadbeach FC

Friday July 14             11.40am Vic  Country v Western Australia Broadbeach FC

Friday July 14             1.30pm            Allies v Queensland         Broadbeach FC

Note: All times are local

NAB is proud to support the development of female footballers throughout the country from grassroots players and football communities to the NAB AFL Women’s Competition.

The NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships is part of the NAB AFL Women’s Rising Stars Program.

The NAB AFL Women’s Rising Stars Program consists of the following elements:

  • NAB AFL Women’s Rising Star
  • NAB AFL Women’s Draft
  • NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine
  • NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships
  • NAB AFL Women’s Academy