A large number of local female football talents have been invited to trial for the Murray Bushrangers.
The organisation released its pre-season training squad on Friday, with more than 70 girls expected to vie for the chance to taste under-18 TAC Cup action next year.
More than a third of the names in the squad will be familiar to supporters of women’s and girls’ football in the area, with more than 25 players chosen from local leagues.
Benalla talent Rebecca Webster and Mooroopna rising star Millie Brown stand out among the crop as potential future professional footballers after also making AFLW Academy squads recently, while multi-code marvels are common throughout the list, with Tyler Atkinson (basketball and netball) and Grace Egan (netball) just a couple of them.
‘‘Each of these young players have a fantastic opportunity to develop their football, fitness and personal attributes,’’ talent manager Mick Wilson said.
‘‘This program takes extraordinary commitment from the players and their families to participate, and the Murray Bushrangers coaching staff will provide an environment where each player improves through hard work and dedication.’’
Players from the region in the Murray Bushrangers’ under-18 girls’ pre-season training squad
Kate Adams, Charli Boschetti, Annelise Hamilton, Ellie Mifka, Kelsey Moylan (Shepparton United), Eloise Ashley-Cooper, Elle Brooks, Hayley Doohan, Holly Robinson, Kayla Smith (Finley), Millie Brown, Rebecca Webster, Tyler Atkinson, Chelsea Briggs-Baksh, Lakeea Charles, Tamara Smith (Mooroopna), Emily Balaburov, Maddy Baldwin, Ada Chessor, Sophie Damon, Amy Duguid, Grace Egan (Shepparton Notre), Sophie Locke, Isabelle Quine, Hayley Whitehand (Euroa), Brooke Monk, Tali Verhoeven (Northern Angels).