Australia’s future stars will be in the spotlight when the Cricket
Australia Under-15 Female National Championships begins in Canberra on
The best junior talent from around Australia will feature
across eight sides, with teams from ACT/NSW Country, Queensland, New South
Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria – the latter
entering both a County and Metropolitan team for the first time in the
The competition will see each side play the others, once,
over the course of the competition, with three 40-over matches and four
Twenty20s scheduled ahead of a Finals day on Tuesday 24 January.
Cricket Australia Female High Performance Manager, Shawn
Flegler said the Championships will provide the most talented youngsters in the
country the opportunity to play at the highest level in their age group and
continue their journey in the Australian Cricket Pathway.
"This age group is really important in the Australian
Cricket Player Pathway and we’ve seen recently the number of incredibly
talented young players breaking into domestic teams, including Annabel
Sutherland who became the youngest player to play in the Rebel WBBL, and
15-year-old Rachel Trenaman who represented the Governor-General’s XI in
National selectors will also be keeping a close eye on
proceedings, with the most outstanding players at the conclusion of the
tournament to be invited to remain in Canberra to take part in a three-day
The camp will focus on skill development and provide various
match scenarios, whilst players will also get the chance to tour the Australian
Institute of Sport.
"This is an exciting opportunity for these players to gain
some additional coaching and spend some more time out in the middle putting
their skills to the test.”
The camp will also give selected players another chance to
press for selection for the Under 15 Development squad that will spend time
honing their skills at the Bupa National Cricket Centre later this year.
In what promises to be a very memorable championship, each
team will have the opportunity to play on the beautiful Manuka Oval and
experience the thrill that comes with playing at a first-class venue.
Western Australia squad: Darcie Birchall, Zoe Britcliffe,
Emma Davidson, Madeline Gardiner, Molly Healy, Courtney Holt, Ayla Meintjes,
Ella Mills, Millie Monaghan, Gorgia Platten, Samantha Quadrio, Emma West,
For full fixtures and results, please visitwww.nationalchamps.com.au.