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All-Australian spot for Beccie

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August 11, 2017

Benalla’s Beccie Webster is headed for the top of women’s football.

Benalla’s Beccie Webster is headed for the top of women’s football.

Webster, 16, was recently selected for the under-18 All-Australian squad which will be split in two to play a curtain-raiser during the AFL’s Celebration of Football between the end of round 23 and the first week of the finals.

The defender was one of 15 players from the Victoria Country squad that went undefeated in four matches at the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships recently.

The 54-player All-Australian youth squad was named on July 18, with Queensland (10 representatives), Victorian Metro (nine) and Western Australia (eight) joining Victorian Country as the dominant contributors.

If she impresses during the combined youth All-Australian match, Webster could be named in the team, which will be picked by eight selectors with a wealth of experience.

Among the selectors are AFLW players Kiara Bowers and Renee Forth and national academy head coach Luke Power.

Webster is joined in the 54-player squad by fellow Vic Country defenders Courtney Jones, Iilish Ross, Bridie Kennedy, Lucy McEvoy and Georgia Clarke.

In the midfield, she will be familiar with Darcy Guttridge, Tyla Hanks, Jordyn Allen, Aisling Tupper, Olivia Purcell and Georgia Gee.

In the ruck is Rene Caris, while in the forward line, Denby Taylor and Eden Zanker are both Vic Country representatives.

Webster was unavailable for comment.

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