New stars emerge at FV Girls Talent ID Camp

Football Victoria's (FV) first Girls Talent ID Camp of the year was held over the school holidays, with more than 120 young players flocking to Darebin International Sports Centre on April 20 to showcase their potential.

The event was attended by girls from the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 age groups, who were vying for the opportunity to be selected for the upcoming Elite Match in May, which will be attended by the Junior Matildas National Team United.  

The State based Talent ID Camps have become a successful option for talented players in recent years by providing an additional and alternate pathway for young players to gain exposure and earn selection for state representation. Attendees in previous years have gone on to participate in Elite Matches, with some going as far as receiving call ups to the Junior Matildas training squads.

Another major benefit of the camp was that it provided an opportunity for regional-based players to display their talents and experience elite coaching. Girls travelled from across Victoria, including regional hubs Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga to take part.

Annick Fokchak, FV Talent Development Manager Girls, was delighted with the talent on display, stating the event was an enormous success. 

"On show were a number of players from all around Victoria, from Metro based teams and our regional associations. The players and coaches showed fantastic professionalism and positive flowing football throughout the day," she said.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to women's and girls' football, FV will continue to host similar events to provide pathways and identification opportunities for young players across the state.

While the next Talent ID Camp will take place in July, FV would like to reiterate that there are other methods for young women and girls to receive recognition. If you were not able to attend this camp, there will be additional opportunities for talent identification in the future.