Not up-to-date with how our Under 15 Boys & Girls and Under 19 Men & Women are travelling at their respective National Championship events? We’ve got you covered as our state representative teams move past the halfway mark of their tournaments:
UNDER 19 WOMEN (Mirrabooka, WA)
A promising start to the campaign has our Under 19 Women sitting in third place with four wins (against ACT twice, SA and WA) and four losses (against WA, SA, QLD and NSW). Two wins today against the powerful New South Wales and Queensland teams today will put the team right in the frame to contend for Victoria’s first Under 19 Women’s National title since 2005.
UNDER 19 MEN (Redlands, QLD)
The Under 19 Men haven’t quite had the tournament they were after thus far. Things started positively with an 11-3 win over Western Australia, but five successive losses put a dent in the Vics title hopes. The Under 19 Men broke the drought with a second win for the week against the boys from the west yesterday, and two wins today against Queensland and Western Australia will really give the team some momentum heading into the final days of the tournament.
UNDER 15 GIRLS (Mirrabooka, WA)
The Victorian Under 15 Girls have learnt plenty from their experience at this year’s Nationals, and have made steady improvement over the past couple of days after a slow start. The highlight so far was the 18-2 victory against Western Australia White, and with two wins on the board they will be looking to add to that tally in their final group matches against ACT Development and South Australia Red today.
UNDER 15 BOYS (Redlands, QLD)
Much like the Girls, the Victorian Under 15 Boys have shown plenty of positive signs for the future in their tournament so far. Two strong wins against the ACT and WA Development to kick off the campaign had the Vics firing early, before two losses to the New South Wales Metro combinations, Orange and Green. Another loss yesterday afternoon to Queensland Thunder leaves the Vics with two huge games against Queensland Storm and New South Wales Country Gold today, but with the level of skill and commitment shown over the previous three days, the Under 15 Boys are a huge chance of reaching the play off stage.
Image above: 2017 Under 19 Male team