Youthful Victoria Squad To Defend Bass Strait Cup
Tasmania Visits The Veneto Club This Saturday
A youthful Victorian team will defend the Seasol Bass Strait Cup as FFV seeks to retain the annual trophy contested against Football Federation Tasmania.
A squad with an average age of 20.3 features players from seven of the PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria Women's clubs.
The Veneto Club will host Saturday's showpiece game, having also hosted the 2015 edition.
The majority of the Victoria squad are teenagers, with Calder United nominating Alycia Eicke and Sarah Lorca who played the majority of the season just finished in PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria Girls' U18.
Retained from last season's 5-0 Bass Strait Cup win away to Tasmania are Aneta Komijat, Lisa Fonua and Emma Robers.
Previous Victorian Bass Strait Cup representatives include Daniella Galluccio, Em Coppock and Elly Torre.
PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria Women's coach of the year Rob Giabardo will co-coach the team with Bill Mihaloudis. The duo spent the 2017 season at Southern United before being announced as Bayside United coaches last week, Mihaloudis to coach the seniors and Giabardo the U19 team.
Players were selected based on nominations by PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria clubs.
Tasmania won the inaugural Bass Strait Cup in 2013, with Victoria winning the following three meetings in 2015 and last year.
Seasol Bass Strait Cup
|Name||2017 NPLW Club|
|Aneta||Komijat||Geelong Galaxy United|
|Lujeyn||Al-Huneidi||Geelong Galaxy United|
|Emily||Coppock||FC Bulleen Lions|
|Daniella||Galluccio||FC Bulleen Lions|
2013: Tasmania 1 (Rani Cavarretta) Victoria 0 at KGV Park, Tasmania
2015: Victoria 4 (Taryne Boudreau, Sarah Jacobs, Natalie Martineau, Em Coppock) Tasmania 1 (Rani Cavarretta) at Veneto Club, Victoria
2016: Tasmania 0 Victoria 5 (Elaina Vatcky x2, Cindy Lay, Caitlin Pickett, Bonnie Barnes) at KGV Park, Tasmania
|Jessie Williams||Belconnen United Blue Devils|
|Holly Ayton||Taroona FC|
|Caitlin Roberts||Olympia FC Warriors|
|Bethany Bygrave||Launceston City FC|
|Inocent Michael||Olympia FC Warriors|
|Adelyn Ayton||Taroona FC|
|Georgia Burt||Hobart Zebras FC|
|Lucy Johnson||Olympia FC Warriors|
|Isabella Gee||FC Bulleen Lions|
|Alyssa Bowden||Hobart Zebras FC|
|Danielle Kannageisser||Hobart Zebras FC|
|Kayla Mason||Hobart Zebras FC|
|Olivia Edwards||FC Bulleen Lions|
|Olivia Gardner||Kingborough Lions United FC|
|Aimee Medwin||South Melbourne FC|
|Caitlin Storay||Launceston City FC|