Goulburn Valley players Alex Mulcahy, Kelly Shotton and Jade Tancred have been selected to represent Victoria Country at the Youth Girls National Championships.HANNAH DRISCOLL April 11, 2014 3:15am
Alex Mulcahy, pictured at last year’s championships in Shepparton, has again been selected in the Victoria Country youth girls team. SDJFL players Kelly Shotton and Jade Tancred were also selected.
Three Goulburn Valley girls have been named in the Victoria Country side for the Youth Girls National Championships next month in Canberra.
Kyabram captain Alex Mulcahy, who played in last year’s carnival in Shepparton, was selected alongside debutantes Kelly Shotton and Jade Tancred.
Rochester’s Shotton played in Shepparton District Junior Football League youth girls’ premiership last season for Echuca, while Tancred will line up for Notre Dame this year.
Murray Bomber Alyx Glanville and Mooroopna’s Jorja Rowe have been named among the emergencies.
Alana Long was also part of Echuca’s premiership, but has moved to Bendigo for school opportunities and will play in the league there.
All six represented Goulburn Murray at the V/Line Cup carnival this week and Mulcahy and Long were co-captains.
‘‘It was an awesome experience. I loved it. It was a great bunch of girls and showed the other regions how much talent’s in this area, and with (four) of us getting in Vic Country too,’’ Mulcahy said.
Mulcahy injured her ankle in the final minutes of the first game at the V/Line carnival and did not play the final two matches after speaking to AFL Victoria’s female development manager Chyloe Kurdas.
This is the second year Victoria sends two teams, Country and Metro, with Metro taking out last year’s trophy.
‘‘I think because it’s the second year they’ve had it, we’ll be stronger than we were last year, but not really sure,’’ Mulcahy, 18, said.
‘‘It’s hard to say until you get there, but Metro will be strong again as usual.’’
However, Tancred, from Mooroopna, is in a race against time to prove herself fit after injuring her wrist in the opening V/Line Cup game.
It is unclear whether the wrist is broken or bruised, but the 15-year-old’s arm has been plastered and the injury will be reassessed in two weeks.
‘‘It depends on how my wrist is. It was good to get in, but it’s shattering because I don’t know if my wrist will be good by then,’’ Tancred said.
Regardless, she said she had been enjoying football and watching her Goulburn Murray teammates jell from the sidelines in the last game was great.
The carnival runs from May 3 to 8.
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