AFL Under-18 Championships

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For the most recent tournament, see 2014 AFL Under-18 Championships.
NAB AFL Under-18 Championships
Sport Australian rules football
Organiser Australian Football League
Former names Teal Cup (1953–1995)
First held 1953
Last winner (D1) South Australia
(D2) NSW/ACT
Most wins (D1) Vic Metro (14)
(D2) Tasmania (7)
Teams Eight
Sponsor(s) National Australia Bank
Broadcast Fox Footy (Div. 1 games)

The NAB AFL Under-18 Championships are the annual national Australian rules football championships for players aged 18 years or younger. The competition is seen as one of the main pathways towards being drafted into a team in the fully professional Australian Football League (AFL). Originally known as the Teal Cup, the competition began in 1953 between Queensland and New South Wales, but now features teams from each Australian state and mainland territory. For the purposes of the competition, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have combined since 1996 to form one team (NSW/ACT), and players from Victoria have been split into two teams (Vic Metro and Vic Country) since 1989. The tournament is currently sponsored by the National Australia Bank, having previously been sponsored by Caltex and the Commonwealth Bank.[1] The winners of the 2014 tournament were South Australia (Division 1) and New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory (NSW/ACT) (Division 2).[2][3]

Awards[edit]

The Larke Medal is awarded to the best player in Division 1 of the competition. It is named in honour of a junior footballer, Michael Larke, who was killed in a bus crash while attending a trial match for New South Wales. The Hunter Harrison Medal is awarded to the best player in Division 2 and is named in honour of the former president and life member of the Northern Territory Football League, Hunter Harrison, who played a major role in the development of the AFL youth championships.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Year Division 1 Premiers Larke Medal Division 2 Premiers Hunter Harrison Medal
1953 Queensland Queensland
1963 Queensland Queensland
1971 Queensland Queensland
1972 Queensland Queensland
1973 Queensland Queensland
1974 New South Wales New South Wales
1975 New South Wales New South Wales
1976 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Mick Woods (Vic)
1977 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Rodney Watts (Vic)
1978 South Australia South Australia Mark Weideman (SA)
1979 South Australia South Australia Grant Campbell (WA)
1980 South Australia South Australia Darryl Murphy (ACT)
1981 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Paul Salmon (Vic)
1982 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Michael Phyland (NSW)
1983 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Greg Anderson (SA)
1984 Victoria (Australia) Victoria David Condon (NSW)
1985 Western Australia Western Australia Jason Kerr (NSW)
1986 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Stephen Lawrence (QLD)
1987 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Steven Kolyniuk (Vic)
1988 Victoria (Australia) Victoria Robbie Wright (NSW)
1989 Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Ray Windsor (QLD)
1990 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Paul Williams (Tas)
1991 South Australia South Australia Robert Neill (ACT)
1992 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Daniel Southern (WA) Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Michael Voss (Qld)
1993 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Shaun McManus (WA) New South Wales New South Wales Mark Ryan (NT)
1994 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Daniel Harford (Vic Metro) Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Michael Martin (Tas)
1995 South Australia South Australia Luke Godden (Vic Metro)
Ben Setchell (Vic Country)
Western Australia Western Australia Steven Koops (NT)
1996 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Pat Steinfort (Vic Metro) Tasmania Tasmania Matthew Bernes (Tas)
1997 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Tim Finocchiaro (Vic Metro) Queensland Queensland Fred Campbell (NT)
1998 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Garth Taylor (WA) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Shane Young (Qld)
Derek Murray (NSW/ACT)
1999 Western Australia Western Australia Paul Hasleby (WA) Queensland Queensland Brad Green (Tas)
2000 Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Kayne Pettifer (Vic Country) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Ian Callinan (Tas)
2001 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Sam Power (Vic Metro)
Steven Armstrong (WA)
Tasmania Tasmania Tom Davidson (Tas)
2002 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Byron Schammer (SA) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Anthony Corrie (NT)
2003 Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Kepler Bradley (WA) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Jake Furfaro (Qld)
2004 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Jesse Smith (Vic Metro) Northern Territory Northern Territory Richard Tambling (NT)
2005 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Marc Murphy (Vic Metro) Tasmania Tasmania Grant Birchall (Tas)
2006 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Tom Hawkins (Vic Metro) Queensland Queensland Ricky Petterd (QLD)
2007 Western Australia Western Australia Cale Morton (WA) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Craig Bird (NSW/ACT)
2008 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Jack Watts (Vic Metro) Tasmania Tasmania Mitch Robinson (Tas)
2009 Western Australia Western Australia David Swallow (WA)
Andrew Hooper (Vic Country)
New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Dylan McNeil (NSW/ACT)
2010 Victoria (Australia) Vic Country Harley Bennell (WA) Tasmania Tasmania Sam Darley (Tas)
2011 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Stephen Coniglio (WA) Tasmania Tasmania John McKenzie (Tas)
2012 Victoria (Australia) Vic Metro Lachie Whitfield (Vic Country) Northern Territory Northern Territory Jake Neade (NT)
2013 South Australia South Australia Dom Sheed (WA) Tasmania Tasmania Liam Dawson (Queensland)
Kade Kolodjashnij (Tas)
Toby Nankervis (Tas)
2014 South Australia South Australia Christian Petracca (Vic Metro) New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory NSW/ACT Isaac Heeney (NSW/ACT)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Kevin. The Story of the Teal Cup and AFL National Under 18 Championships – Full Points Footy. Retrieved 4 July 2013, from the Pandora Archive.
  2. ^ Di Giorgio, Giulio (2014). South Australia wins back-to-back U18 championships – Australian Football League. Published 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  3. ^ Twomey, Callum (2014). Heeney stars in division two U18s title win – Australian Football League. Published 2 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ Barfoot, Michael (December 1995). History of NTFL. p. 107. 

References[edit]

  • Lovett, Michael, ed. (2005). AFL Record Guide to Season 2005. p. 764. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5.