Deakin Reserve has been announced as the venue for the 2013 AFL Youth Girls National Championships - the first regional location to host the competition.By Damen Francis
Shepparton will host the 2013 AFL Youth Girls National Championships, following an announcement at Deakin Reserve this morning.
The carnival has been held annually since 2010 and this represents the first time it has been staged in a regional location.
Six state representative teams from across Australia will participate in the competition from May 6 to 10.
AFL Community Participation Manager Josh Vanderloo and AFL Victoria General Manager Grant Williams were present for the announcement and were excited about the prospects for the event.
‘‘First and foremost AFL Victoria was in the pool with all the other states to host the event, so we were delighted when the AFL acknowledged our submission,’’ Williams said.
‘‘We were very keen to take it to a regional location and I think what it does is it provides the opportunity to get outside Melbourne.
‘‘Melbourne in footy season is very taken up by other football, including the AFL, and this is a unique event.
‘‘We were delighted that it ended up being Shepparton.’’
Matches will be played at Deakin Reserve, which Williams described as a ‘‘premier local football facility’’.
For more on this story, see tomorrow’s print edition of Shepparton News.
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