Rebels name line-up for TAC Cup Girls opener

BACKING UP: second-year player Sophie Van De Heuvel selected to plkay on ball for GWV Rebels

BACKING UP: second-year player Sophie Van De Heuvel selected to plkay on ball for GWV Rebels

GWV Rebels will give eight players their first taste of TAC Cup Girls under-18 football on Saturday.

The Rebels have selected the newcomers to face Eastern Rangers in the opening round at Beaconsfield 

Stephanie Glover (Horsham), Nyakoat Dojiok (Lake Wendouree), Renee Saulitis (Ararat), Isabella Simmons (Ararat), Alice Astbury (Ararat), Chloe Leonard (Ballarat), Kayetian Harris (Horsham) and Isabella Robson (Redan) will debut.

Emergencies Georgia Pidgeon (Ballarat) and Isabella Rustman (Ballarat) are also yet to play at this level.

New skipper Lauren Butler goes into the match as one of the most experienced, being one of four players in the line-up to have played all five games last season.

Ella Bibby, Alyssia Humphries and Sophie Van De Heuvel also fit into this category.

GWV REBELS LINE-UP

(at Holm Park, Saturday, 12.45pm)

B: Stephanie Glover*, Lauren Sykes, Sophie Molan

HB: Tara Jasper, Nyakoat Dojiok*, Katie McAloon

C: Renee Saulitis*, Ella Bibby, Hannah Simpson

HF: Georgia Clarke, Isabella Simmons*, Ella Wood

F: Alice Astbury*, Aylssa Humphries, Chloe Leonard*  

R: Kayetian Harris*, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Lauren Butler

INTER: Nekaela Butler, Denver Henson, Ally McAuliffe, Isabella Robson*

EMERG: Georgia Pidgeon*, Isabella Rustman*

*First games

OTHER GAMES

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Dandenong v Northern

Bendigo v Western

Gippsland v Oakleigh

Murray v Calder