V/Line Cup: Storm players dominate Western Rebels squad

The 2016 Western Rebels squad. Picture: David Nicholson
The 2016 Western Rebels squad. Picture: David Nicholson

Twelve Ararat Storm Football Club players were selected to play in the Western Rebels youth girls squad in the V/Line cup.

Lily Dowling, Chelsea Wilson, Nekaela Butler, Ayesha Nicholson, Meg Wik, Lauren Sykes, Carrie Slorach, Ella Wood, Cecilia Lowery, Georgia Clarke, Angela Stoneham and Alyssa Humphries all made the squad.

Football development manager Alan Thompson said the team performed well in the two games they played.

"The girls performed as well as we expected them to," he said.

"We were quite excited about the standard of football we saw.

“I am certainly very interested in the coming development of the girls.”

Thompson said it was a good chance for the girls to experience a football trip at such a high standard.

"From our perspective it was a great experience for our girls,” he said.

"I think the girls enjoyed going away as a group and how competitive the football games were.

"The biggest thing is the standard of the comp and the abilities of girls who play more regularly.

"Our coaching was all about development and played the girls in a number of different poisitions.

“I look forward to seeing their future development.”