A trio of SMJFL (South Metro Junior Football League) girls have been selected to represent Victoria in the prestigious State Schools Under 15 squad to compete in the National Championships in Western Australia in July.
Nayely Borg (Port Melbourne Colts FC), Sarah Hartwig (St Peters FC) and Chloe Saultry (St Bedes/Mentone AFC) were informed of their selection on Thursday.
Last season, all three represented the SMJFL at Interleague and were encouraged to trial for the team this year after encouraging performances.
To gain selection, the girls were put through their paces in a rigorous two-stage selection process, involving three sessions, with junior girls across the State.
SMJFL Head of Coaching David Sheridan congratulated the girls on their selection and praised the acknowledgement of their talent.
“The State Schools Victoria selection panel have recognised the talent of all three girls and the SMJFL has no doubt they will represent our competition with distinction,” he said.
“We have recognised their talent for quite some time but it is nice to see the girls given a chance to showcase their ability at such a high level.
“They will be a great asset to the Victorian team.”