The senior Pinktails team from Alice Springs will travel to Adelaide to take on the Woodville West Torrens senior Women’s team on Saturday 9 November. They will follow in the footsteps of the Redtails who eight months ago played an exhibition game against the highly talented U18 men’s Woodville West Torrens team.
The Pinktails Academy travelled north to Darwin last February and played an exhibition game against the Wanderers Women’s Premier League team, showing their talent with a convincing win over the Eagles.
These exhibition games are considered an important component for the development of our players and gives them an opportunity to develop their skills, not only during training, but against quality opposition.
Eight players from the Under 16 and Under 18 Women’s programs have been selected in the Pinktails team, showcasing the talent coming through the talent pathways programs such as the Pinktails Academy.
Central Australia Pathways Academy Coach Andy Hood said the future is looking bright and some of these players will put their hand up for selection in the Thunder Women’s Academy programs in 2020.
“It’s pleasing to see these players have this great opportunity to test themselves against team from other states and push themselves to the next level,” said Hood.
Joining the young players in the team will be experienced VFLW players Caitlin Couch, Ebony Miller, Sam Hoogeveen-Hill and Dual Margret Liddle medallist, Nicolette Dunn.
The team will be coached by Rob Clarke and assisted by Ian McAdam, Andy hood and Darren Talbot.
|Madisen Davis Tahere|