Eastern Allies start with a victory at AFLW Under 18 Championships

Mia King
Mia King

Launceston’s Mia King put in a strong performance as the Eastern Allies started round 2 of the AFLW Under 18 National Championships with a 6.8 (44) to 2.3 (15) win over Central Allies at Metricon Stadium on Monday.

King was lively in attack and finished her afternoon with 13 disposals, three marks, four tackles and two clearances.

Burnie Dockers duo Lauren Stevenson and Chloe Haines finished among the best in win.

Midfielder Haines collecting eight disposals, two clearances and two inside 50s and defender Stevenson laying three tackles.

Haines’ twin sister Libby was also strong in defence with seven disposals, three marks and two tackles.

The Haines twins are part of the national academy and are expected to find their way onto an AFLW list for next season

Fellow Tasmanians Tahlia Bortignon (three touches and three inside 50s) and Netty Garlo (three disposals) were also part of the Allies side, with Camilla Taylor and Priscilla Odwogo missing out. 

The Eastern Allies are made up of players from Tasmania and NSW/ACT. The team will next play Western Australia at Broadbeach on Wednesday, before playing Queensland on Friday. 

Meanwhile at the National Under 16 Basketball Championships, Tasmania’s boys’ side defeated Queensland North 70-66, while the girls fell 73-49 to South Australia Metro.