Vics dominate AFLW U19 All-Aus team

Jaide Anthony, Georgie Prespakis and Annie Lee are three of the Victorians named in the 2021 NAB AFLW U19 Championships All-Australian Team

Victorians have dominated selection for the 2021 NAB AFLW U19 Championships All-Australian Team, with 11 players picked in the 22.

Of the Victorians selected, six are from Victoria Country team and five from Victoria Metro. The coach of the team is Victoria Country's Melissa Hickey.

The 2021 NAB AFLW U19 Championships showcased the most talented young female footballers from across the country and provided them the opportunity to showcase their skills against the best.

“This is a fantastic achievement and recognition for these young athletes. It’s been a delight to watch the quality and standard of football improve so much over the years at this age level,” Hickey said.

“I can’t wait to see their football journeys continue with the AFLW draft later this month as all girls have a big future in the game.”

The Victorians named in the team, along with their NAB League team, their community club and position in the All-Australian team:


Chloe Leonard (GWV Rebels / Ballarat Swans and Hepburn FC) - Back pocket

Jaide Anthony (Dandenong Stingrays / Mount Martha FC) - Back pocket

Annie Lee (Geelong Falcons / Geelong Amateurs) - Half back

Aurora Smith (Murray Bushrangers / Shepparton United) - Wing

Paige Scott (GWV Rebels / Carisbrook Redbacks) - Forward pocket

Tara Slender (Bendigo Pioneers / Strathfieldsaye Storm) - Interchange


Stella Reid (Oakleigh Chargers / Kew Comets FC) - Half forward

Georgia Campbell (Eastern Ranges / Knox Falcons FC) - Forward pocket

Charlie Rowbottom (Oakleigh Chargers / St Kevins Old Boys) - Midfielder

Georgie Prespakis (Calder Cannons / Sunbury Lions FC) - Midfielder

Tahlia Gillard (Calder Cannons / Essendon Doutta Stars) - Interchange

The full 2021 NAB AFLW U19 Championships All-Australian Team

BACKS: Chloe Leonard (Victoria Country / GWV Rebels), Isadora McLeay (Allies / Sydney Swans Academy), Jaide Anthony (Victoria Country / Dandenong Stingrays)

HALF BACKS: Maggie Harmer (Queensland / Maroochydore), Lauren Young (South Australia / South Adelaide), Annie Lee (Victoria Country / Geelong Falcons)

CENTRES: Aurora Smith (Victoria Country / Murray Bushrangers), Teagan Levi (Queensland / Bond University), Courtney Rowley (Western Australia / Peel Thunder)

HALF FORWARDS: Jess Doyle (Allies / Sydney Swans Academy), Ella Roberts (Western Australia / Peel Thunder), Stella Reid (Victoria Metro, Oakleigh Chargers)

FULL FORWARDS: Paige Scott (Victoria Country / GWV Rebels), Cynthia Hamilton (Allies, GWS GIANTS Academy), Georgia Campbell (Victoria Metro / Eastern Ranges)

FOLLOWERS: Zoe Prowse (South Australia / Sturt), Charlie Rowbottom (Victoria Metro / Oakleigh Chargers), Georgie Prespakis (Victoria Metro / Calder Cannons)

INTERCHANGE: Makaela Tuhakaraina (Western Australia / South Fremantle), Tahlia Gillard (Victoria Metro / Calder Cannons), Tara Slender (Victoria Country / Bendigo Pioneers), Zoe Venning (South Australia / West Adelaide)

COACH: Melissa Hickey (Victoria Country / Geelong Falcons)

State MVP awards were awarded at the conclusion of the Championships:

Allies: Cynthia Hamilton

South Australia: Lauren Young

Queensland: Abby Hewitt

Western Australia: Ella Roberts

Victoria Country: Jaide Anthony

Victoria Metro: TBA