Big V Senior Women’s Squad Announced

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The VAFA is pleased to announce the Senior Women’s squad for this year’s Big V representative match against the Perth Football League on Saturday, July 15 at Elsternwick Park.

Representative footy returns to the VAFA for the first time since 2019. With the Senior Women’s side aiming to keep their unblemished record intact.

Three wins, from their previous three matches. Including a 151 point win over AFL Goldfields, the last time they took to the field.

The Senior Women’s side will be coached by 2018 AFLW Premiership coach, Paul Groves. He will be supported by Erini Gianakopoulos, Deborah Konopnicki and Luke O’Brien.

The coaching staff, along with the VAFA selection committee have selected a squad of 48 women from 22 clubs across Premier Women’s – Division 4 Women’s.

Paul Groves told VAFA Media of his excitement in calibre of the squad that’s been selected “Our coaching and selection panel are extremely excited by the quality of women who have put their hands up to represent the competition”

“We had a total of 167 nominations from clubs and we thank them for taking such an active part in the process. Our squad of 48 represents a wide variety of players from all across the competition. We look forward to beginning the preparation this coming Monday night.”

2022 reigning premiers St Kevin’s, grand final runners up Kew, as well as Melbourne University Women’s feature the most prominently with five selections from each club. Coburg, in their inaugural year also has a representative.

See the full squad below:

First Name Last Name Club Section
Ella Baxter Caulfield Grammarians Premier Women’s
Margueritte Purcell Caulfield Grammarians Premier Women’s
Amy Duguid Coburg FC Premier Women’s
Jenna Colwell Collegians Premier Women’s
Rebecca Grant Collegians Premier Women’s
Georgina Bennett Fitzroy FC Premier Women’s
Simone Mooney Fitzroy FC Premier Women’s
Lily Barr Kew FC Premier Women’s
Amelia Dawborn Kew FC Premier Women’s
Chloe Leighton Kew FC Premier Women’s
Grace Osborne Kew FC Premier Women’s
Amelie Smith Kew FC Premier Women’s
Vic Holt Melbourne University Women’s FC Premier Women’s
Maddie Katerelos Melbourne University Women’s FC Premier Women’s
Asha Price Melbourne University Women’s FC Premier Women’s
Brooke Randall Melbourne University Women’s FC Premier Women’s
Frances Walsh Melbourne University Women’s FC Premier Women’s
Mia Caffrey Old Scotch Premier Women’s
Emma Robins Old Scotch Premier Women’s
Maxine Wells Old Scotch Premier Women’s
Jade Wise Old Scotch Premier Women’s
Sarah Betts St Kevins OB Premier Women’s
Bree Doyle St Kevins OB Premier Women’s
Jessica Joyce St Kevins OB Premier Women’s
Molly Simpson St Kevins OB Premier Women’s
Catherine Stanton St Kevins OB Premier Women’s
Georgia Alomes West Brunswick AFC Premier Women’s
Kristy DePelligrini West Brunswick AFC Premier Women’s
Ursula Fithall West Brunswick AFC Premier Women’s
Sophie Stewart West Brunswick AFC Premier Women’s
Meg Dargan Aquinas OC Premier B Women’s
Ainslee Elliott Monash Blues Premier B Women’s
Samantha Baisas Beaumaris FC Division 1 Women’s
Ella Southgate Beaumaris FC Division 1 Women’s
Annaleise Xanthos Marcellin OC Division 1 Women’s
Sienna Courtney Old Brighton Division 1 Women’s
Georgia Dunlop Old Melburnians Division 1 Women’s
Sophie Fraser Old Melburnians Division 1 Women’s
Clare Fraser Old Melburnians Division 1 Women’s
Ellen Williams Old Melburnians Division 1 Women’s
Tahryn Mant Old Xaverians Division 1 Women’s
Anna Vrsecky St Mary’s Salesian Division 1 Women’s
Johannah Griffin Albert Park FC Division 2 Women’s
Alessia Acquaro Williamstown CYMS Division 2 Women’s
Ruby Barnes Williamstown CYMS Division 2 Women’s
Sarah Fitzpatrick Glen Eira AFC Division 3 Women’s
Clare Fernandes Whitefriars OC Division 3 Women’s
Shannon Gore Preston Bullants AFC Division 4 Women’s