Girls make Bulldogs squads
Wimmera footballers Ella Friend and Olivia Brilliant, Horsham Saints, Hailey Puls and Holly Nuske, Horsham, and Jesse Bligh, Stawell, have made Western Bulldogs Girls Next Generation Academy squads.
Friend, Puls, Nuske and Bligh are in an under-16 squad and Brilliant an under-15 squad.
The under-16 squad will compete in a Next Generation Academy carnival featuring eight teams in late September. An under-15 V/line Cup Carnival will be at Shepparton from September 22 to 25.
Both squads have taken shape during the past six weeks, starting with two training squads made up of 30 girls from a combined Wimmerawestern District side and a Goldfields team.
The squads trained for four weeks and played two regional trial games during school break.