2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships

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Played between May and July 2019, with six teams competing in the main 'Series 2' round robin tournament and with a further four playing in a two-match on-on-one exhibition as the competition's initial 'Series 1'.

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AFL Women's Under 18 Championships

The NAB AFL Women's Under 18 Championships are the annual national Australian rules football championships for women players aged 18 years or younger.

A ruckman leaps above his opponent to win the hit-out during a ball-up

The winner of the 2019 tournament was Vic Metro.

Bella Smith

Professional Australian rules footballer who plays for Sydney in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

A ruckman leaps above his opponent to win the hit-out during a ball-up

The following year, she once again played for the Central Allies at the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships.

Sophie McDonald

Australian rules footballer playing for the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

McDonald with West Coast in 2020

McDonald played for Western Australia at the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships over June and July, and was invited to the national draft combine in Melbourne, set to take place in October.

Isabella Grant

Australian rules footballer playing for in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

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She represented Vic Metro in the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships, having a standout game against Vic Country where she kicked 3 goals.

Maddison Levi

Australian rules footballer and rugby sevens player currently playing for Gold Coast in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW) and Australia women's sevens team.

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Just months later, Levi was selected to represent Queensland as a bottom ager in the AFL Women's Under 18 National Championships.

Amber Ward

Australian rules footballer playing for Adelaide.

A ruckman leaps above his opponent to win the hit-out during a ball-up

She represented South Australia in the 2018 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships, and the Central Allies (South Australian and the Northern Territory) in the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships.

Serene Watson

Australian rules footballer playing for Gold Coast in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW).

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She later switched to play for the Bond University and became a dual All-Australian at the under-18 level in 2018 and 2019.

Lily Postlethwaite

Australian rules footballer playing for Brisbane in the AFL Women's competition (AFLW).

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In the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships she led the team as captain and was selected once again for the All-Australian team.

Mikayla Bowen

Australian rules footballer playing for Geelong in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

Bowen with West Coast in 2020

At her final championships, she captained Western Australia.

Ellie McKenzie

Australian rules footballer playing for the Richmond Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW).

McKenzie in February 2021

She earned All-Australian honours as a bottom age player at the 2019 AFL Women's Under 18 Championships but was unable to challenge for a consecutive honour after the 2020 series was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.