AFL Central West women's coach has said she's excited to put the region's best foot forward when the inaugural women's representative outfit takes on the Sapphire Coast next month.
The side, coached by the Bathurst Giants' Jayarna Kay, features some big names and representation from all five Central West clubs.
Kay, who was formerly captain of the Orange Tigers before moving to Bathurst, has said it's a star-studded lineup, pointing to a few members of her old club as keys.
The ladies now got the opportunity to be role models for our juniors as there's a local representative goal for them.AFL Central West Football Operations Manager Casey White
"This team brings a lot of strength throughout our spine with players like Danita Lane, Seeanna Lindsay, Jemma Neuman (both Tigers) and Bethanie Durham," she said.
Another key player who'll assist that spine is Panthers' Eloise Hiller-Stanbrook, who recently played in the 2019 Under-18 AFL NSW/ACT Rams Youth Girls side.
"This team comes with a great level of skill, experience and competitiveness," Kay said.
Tigers' Amy Symons will lead the side, while Kay's current teammate Katie Kennedy is vice-captain.
AFL Central West Football Operations Manager Casey White said that this positive step in developing women's football.
"Our competition, now in its fifth season, is an established one in the Central West," he said.
"The ladies need additional opportunities to develop and this fixture compliments the strong Youth Girls program we have.
"They've now got the opportunity to be role models for our juniors as there's a local representative goal for them.
"Last season we had our inaugural Northern Suns vs Southern Thunder Intra-league representative fixture, which was a huge success and now we're able to combine those teams together to play an external opponent."
The match takes place July 6 at the Nowra Showground, 1pm.
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