Australia women's international rules football team

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The Australian women's international rules football team is the Australian women's representative team in international rules football, a hybrid of Australian rules football and Gaelic football.

The team was launched in 2006.[1] At present the only team it is scheduled to play is the Ireland women's international rules football team, organised by the Ladies' Gaelic Football Association, on an annual basis. The Australian team's 2006 tour of Ireland in October and November will coincide with the tour of the Australian men's team.

Squad members, 2006[edit]

  • Belinda Blay (Victoria): Australian representative at World Junior Athletics Championships; member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current Victorian Women's Football League player
  • Julia Boyle (Vic.): Gaelic Athletic Association of Victoria committee member; member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); member of the Victoria team for Australasian Gaelic Football & Hurling Championships (2003)
  • Joanne Butland (Queensland): Matildas goalkeeper, 1997-2001
  • Renae Campbell (Western Australia): member of the West Australia team, 2003 Australasian Gaelic Football & Hurling Championships
  • Jane Clifton (Vic.): All-Australian representative, women's Australian rules (2002); member of the Victoria team for Women’s National AFL Championships (2002, 2003, 2006); current VWFL player
  • Penny Cula-Reid (Vic.)
  • Michelle Dench (Vic.): former ABA basketballer; All-Australian representative, women's Australian rules (2003, 2005, 2006); current VWFL player
  • Angela Doyle (WA): member of the Australian mixed touch football team, Queensland and Western Australian gaelic football representative
  • Sarah Hammond (Vic): European Handball representative for Australia, 1994–2002, including one Olympic Games and two World Championships; current VWFL player
  • Anna Haynes (WA): member of the Australian team, ultimate, Nusantara Cup (2005)
  • Emma Hender (Australian Capital Territory/Australian Defence Force): All-Australian representative for women's Australian rules (2006); member of the defence force team, the Women’s National AFL Championships (2006)
  • Moana Hope (Vic.): member of the Victorian team, Under 17 National Championships (2004); captain of the Under 19 Victorian team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2005, 2006) and Player of the Championship (2005); current VWFL player
  • Meg Hutchins (Vic): member of the Victorian team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL player
  • Pia Kilburn (WA): member of the Western Australia team, Australasian Women’s Gaelic Football (2005)
  • Shelley Matcham (WA): member of the women's Australian touch football team
  • Shannon McFerran (Vic.): member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL player
  • Anna McIlroy (Vic.): member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL player
  • Janine Milne (Vic.): member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL player
  • Talei Owen (New South Wales): All-Australian representative for women's Australian rules (2006); member of the NSW team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current Sydney Women's AFL player
  • Lydia Padgett (WA): member of the Western Australia team, Australasian Women’s Gaelic Football (2005)
  • Daisy Pearce (Vic.): Australian Youth Volleyball Team
  • Katherine Pender (Qld): member of the Queensland team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006)
  • Kerryn Stephens (Vic.): Captain of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL player
  • Lauren Tesoriero (Vic.): member of the Victoria team, Women’s National AFL Championships (2006); current VWFL, player
  • Kathy Zacharopoulos (Vic.): Australian Youth Soccer player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lane, Samantha Women join in changing rules The Age 15 October 2006