After barnstorming their way to third spot in their first season in the Vawdon Cup in 2018, Orange Thunder is hoping to claim both men's and women's titles in the Youth League.
Orange Thunder girls' coach Joel Begnell said the competition was helping the club's players make incredible leaps and bounds in its first season.
"We've had a good first year and it's shown a big improvement in our juniors. This year we had the most players picked in Hunter-Western Hornets squads ever and we put a lot of that down to the Vawdon Cup," Begnell said.
"We're very excited [to be back], laid the groundwork in our first season last year and we're glad to see it happen again."
The Vawdon Cup's Youth League - which is an under-17s competition - begins on August 23 and finishes on October 13, with three weeks of finals to follow.
Vawdon Cup squads:
- GIRLS: Sophie Banks, Ella Barrett, Josie Clarke, Lucy Dean, Hope Gibson, Emily Irwin, Saige King, India Krause, Ellie Mooney, Savannah Moore, Jesyca Pearson, Caitlin Prestwidge, Hailey Prestwidge, Rebecca Prestwidge, Sarah Rapley; Georgie Barrett (development player)
- BOYS: Ryan Banks, Ben Blimka, Jack Cole, Oliver Connaughton, Jacob French, Jackson Hill, Kaydden Hoad, Lincoln Huia, Lachie Lawson, Andrew Millan, Dylan Ryan, Mack Selwood, Lachlan Waters, Mitchell Watts, Angus Wilson, Max Wilson; Brodie Tarleton (development player)
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