2017 WREST POINT TSL WOMEN’S TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Wrest Point Tasmanian State League Women’s (TSLW) Team of the Year has been selected.
All five Wrest Point TSLW clubs were asked to nominate players they believed worthy of Team of the Year consideration. An assembled panel then selected the best 20 of the 2017 season.
TSL W matches are played with 16 on the field. The selection panel picked the team and positions as if the team were to play a game.
Please see the team listed below.
Sarah Skinner (Burnie)
Two time State Under 18 National Championships player who has found her position in the Burnie defensive, racks up the footy at TSLW level and uses the ball well.
Chanette Thuringer (Launceston)
Launcestonâ€™s general isÂ a quality defender who is fantastic in a one on one contest but also has improved her offensive game, providing great creativity coming out of defence.
Thomasa Corrie (Glenorchy)Â
Long noted as one of Tasmaniaâ€™s most talented players, Corrie sets up attacking moves from defence using her quality skills. Has had a great year for Magpies.
Georgia Hill (Launceston)
Three timeÂ state Under 18 player also progressing into the Allies to have an impact. Hill is a key position player who can play at either end, has the ability to take strong marks and good skills.
Zoie Crawford (Clarence) – CAPTAIN
Crawford is a Clarence and State Stalwart who continues to build her reputation as one of the stateâ€™s very best players. A fantastic leader and a standout Team of the Year captainâ€™s choice.
Nat Pearce (Clarence)
A quality player who is hitting the prime of her career, been one of the best wingers in the state for many years and this season has been no exception.
Emma Humphries (Burnie) – VICE CAPTAINÂ
A highly talented player returning from AFLW, an exceptional runner with great skills. HumphriesÂ has continued to be a stand out player despite the added attention that has come her way in season 2017.
Courtney Webb (Launceston)
Tasmaniaâ€™s MVP at the Under 18 National Championships is a wonderful outside midfielder who has the ability to win her own ball, great skills.
Sophie Pennicott (Clarence)
A versatile player who is one of the most important players in the Roos line up, Premiership and Senior state player amongst her honours. 2017 was another fine season from the Roos gun.
JacintaÂ LImbrickÂ (Clarence)
A seriously classy forward who is a genuine match winner, reads the play well and outwits her opponents and won the competition goal kicking award with 23 goals. Took teams apart on a regular basis this season with bags of goals. One of the competition’s finest.
Nietta Lynch (Glenorchy)
The Magpieâ€™s key forward has kicked close to 200 goals in her career, Lynch continues to perform well for her club and has many state honours. Kicked 12 goals this season and appeared in her club’s bests a whopping nine times.
Nat Daniels (Glenorchy)
One of the mostÂ skilfulÂ players in the competition and has performed well in front of goals for her new club with 21 goals. Has had a top year for the Maggies.
Naomi Celebre (Launceston)
Excelled in the new state league format crossing from Evandale, classy small forward who has the ability to kick goals from anywhere.
Abbey Green (Launceston)
Green is an athletic talent who crossed over from Basketball and has not looked back, has had tremendous second half of the season in the Ruck.
Nicole BresnehanÂ (Clarence)
In only herÂ secondÂ seasonÂ Bresnehan has elevated from potential talent to one of the competition’s best players, has higher honours within her grasp.
Daria Bannister (Launceston)
New to the game in 2015, has since taken allÂ beforeÂ her in a short period of time.Â State Under 18â€™s, Allies and All Stars and keeps delivering at each level.Â High chance for AFLW draft, this young star shone for the Blues all season, booting eight goals in 10 games.
Brieanna Barwick (Glenorchy)
An outstandingÂ year for the young midfielder, who will now earn an opportunity for the National Championships.Â Wins her own footy and uses it well on a consistent basis, a fine season.
Maggie Cuthbertson (Launceston)
A classyÂ and skilful player who can play at either end of the ground and can dominate a game.Â Lethal left foot and clean hands.
Maria Neal (Tigers)
Talented young Victorian who has been a huge asset to the Tigers line up this year playing as an inside midfielder. The Tigers only representative in the TeamÂ ofÂ theÂ Year, NealÂ has shone in a trying season for the Tigs.
Lauren Stevenson (Burnie)
Extremely reliable defender with aÂ greatÂ leftÂ foot,Â reads the play with aplomb and often leaves her opponent to impact a contest. One to watch.
Andy Smith (Clarence)
Smith guided the Roos to the minor premiership and has continued the club’s position as a force in Women’s footy.
Alexander Gibbins (Launceston)
Has got a young team of talent on the same page and firing, seeing them push for the inaugural premiership.
Craig Grace (Glenorchy)
Glenorchy have remained a force with Grace seeing the team play a good style of footy that stands up and pushes the top teams.