Strong national carnivals for Daria Bannister and Mia King has earned the Launceston pair landmark All-Australian selections.
Starring for the Allies at the AFLW under-18 national championships, Bannister, who plays for Launceston’s TSLW club, and King, for TWL North side East Launceston, both had been announced in the team for the first time over the weekend.
Bannister is already listed in the North Melbourne AFL women’s academy in the hope of debuting with the Kangaroos shall the club be granted an AFLW licence for the 2019 competition.
King’s story is even more remarkable playing at her first-ever carnival for the undefeated Allies side.
The 16-year-old’s shock selection ensured she was one of the youngest players named All-Australian and is eligible for the under-18 carnival for a further two years.
King joined Bannister at AFL Tasmania women’s testing session at the Silverdome last December to start out her football dream.