Jordyn's state honour

Balranald teenager Jordyn Jolliffe will this weekend represent NSW/ACT at the AFL Women's U18 Championships.

Balranald teenager Jordyn Jolliffe will this weekend represent NSW/ACT at the AFL Women's U18 Championships.

FOR a second consecutive year, Balranald young gun Jordyn Jolliffe has been selected to represent NSW/ACT at the upcoming AFL Women's Under 18 championships.

Jordyn was a standout performer in her maiden carnival in 2016, booting ten goals from just three games, and will once again don the blue jumper this weekend.

Her performances caught the eye of AFL club Greater Western Sydney, who invited her to a training camp in late 2016.

A four-goal haul for the Giants Academy side on Saturday might just have done enough to book her spot in the squad.

She survived Monday night's final cut to 24 players, and says she can't wait to represent her state again.

"It's a privilege to play for the state. It's really exciting and something I'm looking forward to," she said.

Jordyn flies to Sydney with the squad on Thursday for round one of the competition.

The side will take on Queensland on Friday night and then Western Australia on Saturday afternoon in Blacktown.

It has been another stellar season so far for Jordyn, who has impressed for local side Woorinen, and added to an already impressive resume when she was named as inaugural Bendigo Pioneers girls' best-and-fairest on the weekend.

She featured in the best players in each of the four matches she played for the Pioneers, as well as taking best-on-ground honours in the side only win during the competition's maiden season.

In April, she was also invited to attend the AFL Women's National Academy, a week-long training camp designed to prepare the country's best young female footballers for the next step.

Jordyn was the only representative from the Woorinen Youth Girls side to attend the camp, and her performances in the first three rounds for the Tigers have shown just why she was invited.

She begun the season with a five-goal haul in a best-on-ground performance in the opening round before following up with six majors a week later.

Recently, she was listed on as one of three 'players to watch' from NSW/ACT, suggesting thst there will be interest from the eight AFL Women's sides come draft time.

The 17-year-old is still eligible for a further season in the TAC Cup, but is also eligible for the second AFL Women's Draft.

Central Murray Football development manager Jamie Macri said Jordyn's selection is a terrific achivement.

"It's a really fantastic achievement and everyone in the region should be proud of her," he said.

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