Queensland squad confirmed for Girls National Training Center Challenge


Players from across the FQ Academy QAS program will represent Queensland in the upcoming National Girls Training Center (NTC) Challenge at the Australian Institute of Sport from Monday 3 October to Friday 7 October.

Featuring state teams from across the country, the NTC Challenge is an important talent identification event and another step on the road to national team selection for the best under-17 players in the world. queensland.

“Football Queensland is delighted to confirm the 23 young Queenslanders who have been selected to represent our state in next month’s NTC Challenge, including 18 squad members and five phantom players primarily from our FQ Academy QAS programme,” said the general manager of FQ – Football & State Technical. said director Gabor Ganczer.

“Following the recent announcement of our State Under-14 and Under-16 teams for the National Youth Championships which feature players from every metro and regional area in the state, it is wonderful to have a number of players selected to our Queensland squad for the upcoming NTC Challenge who hail from the Far North and Gulf, Wide Bay and Darling Downs regions and are now continuing their development within the program full time FQ Academy QAS and with NPL clubs.

“The NTC Challenge will provide a fantastic opportunity for these young Queenslanders to shine on the national stage, further demonstrating how the FQ Academy program provides Queensland players with a pathway to representative selection.”

“We look forward to showcasing the talent of some of our state’s best young footballers as they face stiff competition from across the country in the NTC Challenge,” said the FQ Academy Director/QAS Head Coach. , Adam Pengelly.

“Next month’s tournament will be an important development opportunity for our Queensland players as they test their skills against their peers in other states in a series of competitive matches across the five days.

“Representing the state at the NTC Challenge also gives our players a great chance of being considered for future national team selection as they face high-quality opposition in front of Football Australia’s national team staff. .”

Queensland team | CNT Challenge 2022

player name Club/Region
Mia Bailey FQ Academy QAS/Great North and Gulf
Lauren Vaschina FQ QAS Academy
Nielsen Hall FQ Academy QAS/Darling Downs
Maddison Teak Lions FC/Darling Downs
Heidi Dennis FQ QAS Academy
Charlie Gibson FQ QAS Academy
Chelsea Fairbairn FQ QAS Academy
Mackenzie Nielsen FQ QAS Academy
Zara Kruger FC Lions
Aleah Davern FQ Academy QAS/Great North and Gulf
Shianna Singh FQ QAS Academy
Sarah O’Donoghue FQ Academy QAS/Wide Bay
Jonti Fisher FQ QAS Academy
Ellen Gett FQ QAS Academy
Tamar Levin FQ QAS Academy
brown daisy FQ QAS Academy
Ella O’Grady FQ QAS Academy
Holly Bonertz Benn FQ QAS Academy

Queensland Team – Shadow Players

player name Club/Region
Sophie Bois FQ QAS Academy
Morgan Stanton FQ Academy QAS/Great North and Gulf
Kate Bonertz Benn FQ QAS Academy
Maggie Barrette FQ QAS Academy
Tonia Marie Rantucci Olympic FC/Great North and Gulf

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