KAITLYN Ashmore has been selected to play for Melbourne in a second AFL women’s challenge.
She was a top 10 selection in a draft on Monday night, when Melbourne and Western Bulldogs topped up their player lists for the exhibition match at Etihad Stadium on June 29.
Ashmore was picked up with selection nine in the second national draft
She also lined up for the Demons last year after being pick 39.
From Ballarat, Ashmore played with North Ballarat Eagles before moving to Melbourne University to play in the Victorian Women’s Football League premier division.
She also represented Victoria last year.
PILVEN PLAYING UBER CUP
TARA Pilven and her Australian teammates have lost to Indonesia in the opening round-robin match-up in the world women’s badminton championship, the Uber Cup.
Indonesia whitewashed Australian 5-0 in New Delhi, India.
Pilven from Ballarat lost the opening singles in straight sets - 21-16 21-11 in 37 minutes.
Korea and Singapore are also in the same group as Australia.
Australia’s next assignment is against Korea on Tuesday.
COUNTDOWNS STEP UP
THE countdown is on.
22 days until the start of the World Cup in Brazil.
65 days to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
SLEEP FOR CYCLING FANS
FINALLY a good night’s sleep on Monday for cycling buffs, with the Giro D’Italia having a rest day.
Australia is dominating the three-week grand tour – Cadel Evans in is the leader’s pink jersey, having taken over the role of Michael Matthews.
Australian-owned team Orica-Greenedge has enjoyed a stellar event with stage wins also going to the team in a time-trial, Michael Matthews and Pieter Weening.