Following the incredible success of Queensland state teams in 2022, FQ Academy QAS and NPL club players have been selected to represent the state at this year’s Girls National Training Centre (NTC) Challenge from Monday, 10 July to Friday, 14 July in Clyde North, Victoria.
Led by Head Coach Dante Stehn, the 2023 FQ Under 18 NTC Girls State Team features 18 squad members and seven shadow players who will go head-to-head against teams from across the country in the important talent identification event that continues to provide a pathway to national team selection at a higher level.
Queensland dominated at last year’s NTC Challenge, winning all six games played over the week with only a single goal conceded.
“With our 2022 clean sweep to live up to, the NTC Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for our Queensland girls to shine on the national stage, further demonstrating the pathways we are providing for Queensland players with many members of the team currently under development within the FQ Academy QAS program and our clubs,” FQ General Manager – Football & State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer said.
“This squad is a wonderful example of the success Football Queensland has had in improving player outcomes through the expanded FQ Academy and the integrated Club Development Program.
“The NTC Challenge provides players with high quality match minutes in front of Football Australia national team staff, a perfect chance to show off Queensland talent and be considered for future national team selection; good luck in Victoria girls, I’m sure you’ll make Queensland proud.”
See the 2023 FQ Under 18 NTC Girls State Team below.