32 young Queenslanders will travel to Coffs Harbour this weekend to compete in this year’s Westfield National Youth Championships (NYC) for Girls between Monday, 15 July and Friday, 19 July.
Queensland’s Under 14 and Under 15 Girls teams will head south tomorrow to prepare for the NYC, where they will compete against teams from other member federations.
A total of 21 teams from around Australia will represent their state at the tournament across the two age groups.
The Queensland Under 14 Girls side will open their campaign against academy team Newcastle Jets, while the Under 15 Girls will take on Capital Football in their first match on Monday.
Seven players from the 2018 Under 14 Girls team will return this year to represent Queensland, this time in the Under 15 side.
The tournament will kick off on Monday, 15 July at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, with finals to take place on the final day of the tournament on Friday, 19 July.
QUEENSLAND NYC FOR GIRLS FIXTURES:
Day 1 – Monday, 15 July
14 Years – 10:50am: Newcastle Jets v Queensland
15 Years – 2:50pm: Capital Football v Queensland
Day 2 –Tuesday, 16 July
14 Years – 10:20am: Queensland v NSW Metro
15 Years – 2:20pm: Queensland v Victoria
Day 3 – Wednesday, 17 July
14 Years – 9:00am: Victoria v Queensland
15 Years – 3:40pm: Queensland v Tasmania
Day 4 – Thursday, 18 July
14 Years – 10:20am: South Australia v Queensland
15 Years – 1:00pm: NSW Metro v Queensland
Day 5 – Friday, 19 July
14 Years – Finals TBC
15 Years – 11:40am: Queensland v Newcastle Jets
2019 Under 14 Girls Queensland state team:
Chelsea Fairbairn (QAS), Ella O’Grady (QAS), Sophie Wood (QAS), Maya Foster (QAS), Charlie Gibson (QAS), Sunshine Rutch (QAS), Mackenzie Nielsen (QAS), Gabrielle Spence (QAS), Emelia Meli (QAS), Halle Nielsen (QAS), Sarah Andrew (QAS), Georgia Dean (QAS), Zara Kruger (QAS), Drew Campbell (Sunshine Coast Wanderers), Sarah O’Donoghue (Western Pride), Morgan Stanton (Far North Queensland TSP, JCU Strikers)
Coach: Tom McDonald
Team Manager: Bianca Grbavac
2019 Under 15 Girls Queensland state team:
May Salazar-Kohara (QAS), Lila Utatao (QAS), Lilly Rae (QAS), Jordana Jones (QAS), Tia Vela (QAS), Tamar Levin (QAS), Shianna Singh (QAS), Abbi Taylor (QAS), Jemma Burton (QAS), Maddison Sansby (QAS), Ellen Gett (QAS), Brylee Rowbotham (QAS), Georgia Fogarty (QAS), Abby Vester (QAS), Jorja Welch (QAS), Keva Culkin (Eastern Suburbs)
Coach: Garrath McPherson
Team Manager: Lachlan Leong