Northern players feature strongly in the Tasmania Devils squad for two NAB League girls' matches next week.
Included in the squad of 28 are Sian Beaton (Launceston), Hayley Breward (North Launceston), Ellen Brickhill (Launceston/Tamar Valley), Bonnie Farrell (North Launceston/Scottsdale), Amy Halaby (Launceston), Kara Hennessy (North Launceston), Kelsie Hill (Launceston/Evandale), Briana Hinkley (North Launceston/George Town), Mia King (Launceston/East Launceston), Ella Maurer (North Launceston), Paige McLennan (Scottsdale) and Camilla Taylor (Launceston/East Launceston).
The games against Western Jets in Werribee and Eastern Ranges in Craigieburn are preparation for the AFLW under-18 national championships in late May.
Mitch O'Neill is the sole Tasmanian named in the Australian under-18 team to take on the VFL's Casey Demons in the annual AFL Commission Chairman's Cup at the MCG on Saturday.
North Hobart's Tasmanian Academy member was best on ground in the Tasmania Devils' inaugural NAB League victory against Northern Territory, racking up 35 disposals and nine inside 50s.
Last year the under-18 team defeated North Melbourne's VFL team by a resounding 42-points in a game which featured the top 10 players selected at the subsequent AFL draft including North Launceston's Tarryn Thomas (North Melbourne) and Launceston's Chayce Jones (Adelaide).