AFL Goldfields announced its senior women’s and youth girls’ teams of the year at its female football best and fairest presentation night at Tabcorp Park in Melton on Friday.
Twenty-two players were selected into the women’s team, with Redan’s Peter Forbes named coach of the year.
Youth girls' team of the year. Picture: Lachlan Bence
Twenty-three players from Ballarat Football League and Riddell District Football League Youth Girls competitions were presented with youth team of the year honours.
AFL GOLDFIELDS WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR
BACK LINE: Emily Sculley (Ballarat); Simone McNeight (Ballarat); Abbey Bertram (Bacchus Marsh); Kaitlyn Kile (Carisbrook); Jess Handley (East Point); Kaitlyn Waldie (Redan)
MIDFIELD: Rachael Jackson (Melton Centrals); Claire Bourdon (East Point); Carly Twaits (Redan); Sally Fairweather (Darley); Emily Crawford (Bacchus Marsh); Jessica D’ Antonio (Gisborne)
FORWARD LINE: Jess Kile (Caribrook); Zoe Wathen (East Point); Madalyn Clarke (Bacchus Marsh); Alanna Porter (Melton Centrals); Lori Stepnell (Redan); Rebecca Fisher (Lake Wendouree)
INTERCHANGE: Natalie Dowdy (Gisborne); Winona Greenhalgh (East Point); Ellen Werts (Ballarat); Melinda Sands (Lake Wendouree)
COACH: Peter Forbes (Redan)
YOUTH GIRLS TEAM OF THE YEAR
BACK LINE: Georgia Joynson (Creswick); Georgia Pidgeon (Ballarat Swans); Ayesha Nicholson (Ararat Storm); Abbey McDonald (Sunbury Kangaroos); Georgia Henderson (Redan); Melina Ciavarella (North Ballarat)
MIDFIELD: Ella Wood (Ararat Storm); Katie McAloon (Ballarat Swans); Loree Newton (Gisborne Blue); Isabelle Rustman (Ballarat Swans); Marilyn Elder (Gisborne White); Isabella Robson (Redan)
FORWARD LINE: Shannon Horton (Sunbury Kangaroos); Sophie Molan (Lake Wendouree); Chloe Leonard (Ballarat Swans); Emmerson Hitch (Melton Centrals); Tahlia Hodge (Creswick); Laura Fitzgibbon (Carisbrook)
INTERCHANGE: Holly Van Meel (Darley); Tess Heath (Lake Wendouree); Kirby McIntyre (North Ballarat); Jemima Wood (Bacchus Marsh); Kasey Sinclair (Melton Centrals)
COACH: Donald Cairney (Gisborne Rookies Blue)