Congratulations to Mia Green, Mia Afoa and Olivia Morris who have been selected by Queensland for the 2022 National Youth Championships (NYC).
Mia Green, who has been a regular in Moreton Bay United’s (MBU) senior women’s NPL side this season, is in the state’s Under 16 Maroon squad.
Olivia Morris is in the Under 14 Maroons, with Mia Afoa in the Shadow Players’ squad for the titles at C.ex Coffs International Stadium in Coffs Harbour from September 19-23.
MBU Academy Director Matt Poole said: “I am extremely happy for all three girls on their selections in their respective NYC groups.
“The fact they have gained selection in teams dominated almost completely by current QAS players is testament to their performances this year. It’s also a glowing endorsement of female development at MBU.
“Despite her age, Mia (Green) has been a large part of the Senior NPLW team this season.
"We have seen Mia really progress through the year and given a girl of her age has played week-in week-out in midfield, against seasoned senior players, outlines her obvious potential and ability as a player.
“Olivia is a tremendous young talent and it is no surprise she has been selected in the U14 NYC team. Olivia is one of only two girls in Queensland who are playing in their own age-group in the U14 NPL Boys Academy League (highest level of junior boys competition).
“At an age where the physicality of the boys really increases, only extremely talented girls are able to continue to perform at this level. I’m excited to see what Olivia can do at NYC.
“Mia's (Afoa) selection as a shadow player for the U14 NYC team, while still U13, is also a huge achievement. Mia played in the U12 Boys SAP team in 2021, and played in the U13 NPL Boys Academy team for half of this season before moving into our U16 girls group.
“Mia is a highly talented player with untapped potential and one of the best players in the state for her age-group."
Football Queensland State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer said with a number of FQ Academy players at the AFF Under 18 Women's Championship, the NYC is a "great opportunity for young Queenslanders to vie for selection in future national teams”.
U14 Queensland Maroon Squad
Lilli Dunn (GK) FQ Academy QAS
Ciara Evans (GK) FQ Academy QAS
Isabela Hoyos FQ Academy QAS
Hayley Campbell FQ Academy Far North and Gulf
Arabella Ryan FQ Academy QAS
Greta Howard FQ Academy QAS
Mackenna Magill FQ Academy QAS
Amber Faherty FQ Academy QAS
Shelby McMahon Gold Coast Knights
Rosie McMahon FQ Academy QAS
Olivia Morris Moreton Bay United
Lily Simpson FQ Academy QAS
Lily Punch FQ Academy QAS
Shayla Williams FQ Academy QAS
Emily Doring FQ Academy QAS
Alyssa O’Grady FQ Academy QAS
State Team Coach: Liz Doherty
Shadow Players – U14 Queensland Maroon Squad
Sophie King FQ Academy QAS
Michaela Foster FQ Academy QAS
Kayla Murcutt FQ Academy QAS
Mia Afoa Moreton Bay United
Huntah Wilson FQ Academy QAS
Alana Hill FQ Academy Far North and Gulf
Georgie Zerbst Gold Coast United
Asher Berman-Hardman FQ Academy Far North and Gulf
India Berman-Hardman FQ Academy Far North and Gulf
Jesse Levenson Sunshine Coast Wanderers
U16 Queensland Maroon Squad
Layne Chapman FQ Academy Northern
Kaitlin McCormack FQ Academy QAS
Dani Casey Poila FQ Academy QAS
Emily Ferroussat FQ Academy QAS
Sian Costigan FQ Academy QAS
Amali Kinsella FQ Academy QAS
Sarah Birchall Olympic FC
Mia Green Moreton Bay United
Georgia Dean FQ Academy QAS
Tully Heatley FQ Academy QAS / Far North and Gulf
Sierra McCaffrey FQ Academy QAS
Lila Falchetti FQ Academy QAS / Far North and Gulf
Ashlee Hummel Brisbane City
Grace Kuilamu FQ Academy QAS
Daisey Bateman FQ Academy QAS
Alyssa Borodin FQ Academy QAS
State Team Coach: Kelly Crew
Shadow Players – U16 Queensland Maroon
Layla Adams Gold Coast United
Violet McKee FQ Academy QAS
Ella Schultz Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Katie Sherar Peninsula Power
Libby Latimer FQ Academy QAS
Jade Uhlmann FQ Academy QAS
Cleo Trevett-Lyall FQ Academy QAS