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The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is proud to see its recent products, and some current players, chosen to don the ‘big V’.

The AFLW Under 18 team includes half-a-dozen talented footballers who have played at SMJFL clubs.

It is fantastic to see the development of the female talent pathway, allowing football to be a first-choice sport, and keep players involved at all levels of participation for longer.

SMJFL would like to congratulate the following representatives, and wish them the best of the remainder of the Championships.


#2 Jemma Owen – St Bedes/Mentone, St Paul’s McKinnon, Highett &  Southern Saints VFLW (Sandringham Drgaons) 

#18 Abbie McKay – Prahran JFC (Sandringham Dragons)

#21 Eleanor Brown – Brighton Beach JFC (Sandringham Dragons) 

#26 Bridie Winbanks – St Bedes/Mentone AFC, Waverley Park Hawks JFC (Oakleigh Chargers) 

#30 Jasmine Tait – Brighton Beach JFC, East Brighton Vampires JFC (Sandringham Dragons) 

#36 Holly Bate – Prahran JFC (Sandringham Dragons) 


THE FIRST series of the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships is complete, with teams now looking to the second phase of matches, on the Gold Coast in July.

South Australia, NSW/ACT, Western Australia and Vic Metro were the big winners from the first series, played across three weeks starting late May.

Western Australia scraped over the line against Queensland in its first match but put the foot down in the second match against the same opponent.

South Australia and NSW/ACT comfortably accounted for Northern Territory and Tasmania respectively, while Vic Metro got revenge on Vic Country for last year’s loss.

All matches from the Gold Coast will be streamed live on

You can read more about the AFLW Under 18 Championships at


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