Vic Country and Vic Metro both had final round wins in the NAB AFL Women’s U18 Championships on Friday at Broadbeach, Queensland.
Vic Country made it a clean sweep of all four games at the Championships, defeating WA in the final round by 22 points, to claim the unofficial Championship title. Dandenong Stingray Georgia Gee led the way with 21 disposals while Bendigo Pioneer Eden Zanker kicked three goals to finish the Championships as the leading goalkicker. Gippsland Power’s Tyla Hanks received the Vic Country MVP award averaging 12 disposals a game and kicking two goals in the three Queensland matches.
Vic Metro finished the Championships on a positive note, claiming back-to-back wins after a seven-point win over NSW/ACT. Calder Cannons Madison Prespakis capped off an impressive Championships with 29 disposals, nine clearances and two goals in the final game, to walk away with not only the Metro MVP but also the Player of the Championships award averaging 24 disposals in the three Queensland matches. Sarah Dargan (Calder Cannons) impressed in the final game with 14 disposals along with Olivia Flanagan (Eastern Ranges) nine.
Best Player of Championships: Madison Prespakis (Vic Metro)
Leading goalkicker: Eden Zanker (Vic Country)
MVP for each team and Eva Peers Medal winners
Vic Metro: Madison Prespakis
Vic Country: Tyla Hanks
VIC METRO 3.1 3.1 4.8 6.8 (44)
NSW/ACT 2.1 3.3 4.5 5.7 (37)
Vic Metro: Prespakis (Calder Cannons) 2, Cornish (Calder Cannons), Ricardo (Sandringham Dragons), Wilson (Eastern Ranges), Woods (Eastern Ranges) 1
Vic Metro: Prespakis, Flanagan (Eastern Ranges), McLaren (Oakleigh Chargers), McPherson (Eastern Ranges), Newton (Northern Knights), Dargan (Calder Cannons)
VIC COUNTRY 2.2 5.3 7.6 8.8 (56)
WA 1.1 3.1 3.4 5.4 (34)
Vic Country: Zanker (Bendigo Pioneers) 3, Morrison (Geelong Falcons), Hanks (Gippsland Power), Struylaart (Dandenong Stingrays), Brown (Murray Bushrangers), Kennedy (Dandenong Stingrays)
Vic Country: Gee (Dandenong Stingrays), Zanker, Hanks, Purcell (Geelong Falcons), Allen (Dandenong Stingrays), Van De Huevel (GWV Rebels)
Watch a replay of each of the final games below.
Vic Metro v NSW/ACT
Vic Country v Western Australia