Emerging NZ talent to play in AFLW U18 Championships

29 May, 2018

AFL New Zealand Youth Girls squad member Jaimee Wyatt will travel to Sydney on Thursday to represent Tasmania in the AFL Womens Under 18 National Championships.


AFL Female Football development Manager Jan Cooper came up with the idea three year’s ago when she wanted to increase the development of young females playing AFL in New Zealand.

In 2016, fellow Youth Girls squad member Jolyn Collins from Massey High School jumped at the chance to proudly represent New Zealand. Twelve months later, Youth Girls Captain Killarney Morey was the second female to play in the Championships. 17 year old Jaimee will become the third representative from New Zealand in 2018.

Jaimee in action for the NZ Youth Girls during the 2018 ANZAC campaign.

Jaimee has emerged as one of the best Female players in the country after continuing to develop her game over the past three seasons.

A nominee for 2018 AFLNZ Female Player of the Year at the High Performance Awards in April this year, the student from Westlake Girls High School is excited about the opportunity to take part in the championships.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to the competition and the opportunity to play AFL at a higher level in the homeland of the sport.”

Tasmania will play NSW/ACT in two games over a four day period during the first phase of the championships. An Allies squad will then be named featuring players from Division 2 for phase two of the championships in July, in a structure similar to the male championships.

The squad will depart on Thursday with their first match against NSW/ACT on Friday, June 1 at 9:00PM (NZT) at Blacktown International Sportspark. They then have a rest day before facing NSW/ACT again on Sunday June 3, at 12:00PM (NZT) at the same venue.


1 Jaimee WYATT 167 7/1/2001 New Zealand
2 Elise BARWICK 168 31/3/1999 Glenorchy
3 Amy HALABY 155 21/3/2001 Launceston
4 Mia KING 165 6/5/2001 Launceston
5 Shaeli RODMAN 165 7/9/2000 Burnie
6 Tahlia BORTIGNON 164 26/2/2001 Clarence
7 Netty GARLO 170 19/8/2002 Lindisfarne
8 Kelsie HILL 166 24/11/2002 Evandale
9 Carly FARROW 167 17/9/2001 South Launceston
10 Sophie FARROW 169 17/9/2001 South Launceston
11 Libby HAINES 174 29/2/2000 Burnie
12 Chloe HAINES 173 29/2/2000 Burnie
13 Shelby RAYNER 167 26/1/2001 Burnie
14 Meg RADFORD 170 29/10/2000 Launceston
15 Mya SLATTER 165 4/4/2002 Ulverstone
16 Samantha LANGMAID 172 30/4/2000 Burnie
17 Lauren STEVENSON 170 5/8/1999 Burnie
18 Hailee BALDWIN 169 8/1/2002 Kingborough
19 Bella GOWARD 163 22/11/2001 Fahan
20 Jenna FARROW 171 13/7/1999 Clarence
21 Camilla TAYLOR 179 8/2/2001 Launceston
22 Priscilla ATIM 172 26/11/2001 Kingborough
23 Hannah SMITH 176 28/10/2001 Glenorchy
24 Jessica MINIFIE 167 2/12/2001 Clarence
25 Georgia HILL 175 24/1/1999 Launceston
26 Chloe WELLS 181 8/8/2000 Clarence
28 Holly RYAN 180 3/2/2000 Glenorchy


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