Four Panthers Named in SA U18 Girls Squad
Four young South Adelaide stars have been named in the 2018 Statewide Super SA U18 Girls Squad.
Composed defender Jaslynne Smith, tough on-baller Nikki Gore, talented junior Teah Charlton and ruck Montana McKinnon will all be a part of the squad which will confront Northern Territory in Darwin this weekend.
The girls will front up for the Croweaters in two matches to be played at TIO Stadium on Friday May 25 and Sunday May 27.
Smith, Gore and McKinnon all played key roles in the Panthers premiership success in their inaugural Statewide Super Women's League campaign, while Charlton is highly rated junior talent who joins the State Program as an Under-16 aged player.
Fellow premiership midfielder Hannah Munyard was also unlucky to miss selection due to a slight knee strain, after being named in the initial squad of 26.
South Australia's coaching panel will also have an influence from Noarlunga, with senior women's Assistant Coach, Rick Watts taking on duties guiding SA's forwards.
Once the Croweaters clash with Northern Territory in two matches, SA and NT will then combine to become the Central Allies to take part in the 2018 AFL U18 National Championships on the Gold Coast from July 9 to 13.
2018 STATEWIDE SUPER SA U18 GIRLS SQUAD
1. Esther Boles (North Adelaide) Captain
2. Madisyn Freeman (Glenelg)
3. Marie Martino (West Adelaide)
4. Rachel Dunstan (Woodville-West Torrens/Sturt) Vice-Captain
5. Katelyn Rosenzweig (Central District/North Adelaide)
6. Tesharna Maher (West Adelaide)
7. Jaslynne Smith (South Adelaide)
9. Jaimi Tabb (Woodville-West Torrens/West Adelaide)
10. Madison Newman (West Adelaide)
11. Teagan Usher (Woodville-West Torrens)
12. Thandi Murada (Norwood)
13. Kiana Lee (Woodville-West Torrens)
14. Bella Smith (Norwood)
15. Kimberly Fry (Central District)
16. Rachelle Martin (West Adelaide)
17. Nikki Gore (South Adelaide)
18. Emma Smith (West Adelaide)
19. Abbie Ballard (West Adelaide)
21. Paxton Davis-Mattner (Sturt)
23. Shai Hiscock (North Adelaide)
24. Amber Ward (North Adelaide)
25. Teah Charlton (South Adelaide)
26. Montana McKinnon (South Adelaide)
Coaches: Bill Economou (senior coach), Tess Baxter (Backs), Craig Lum (Midfield), Rick Watts (Forwards)
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