Cannons select girls squad

Charlotte Beattie (Ljubica Vrankovic) 338826_16

Three Sunbury Lions have featured in the Coates Talent League girls squad for the upcoming season.

Charlotte Beattie, Eden Grant and Grace Azzopardi all found their way onto the Cannons list after impressing in domestic competition.

Both Beattie and Azzopardi featured in the Cannons’ 2023 squad.

Azzopardi was named the Lions best first year player last season in the Lions’ senior women’s side.

Other locals to make the squad include Alannah David and Amy O’Kelly from the Gisborne, Gemma Ellis from the Gisborne Rookies and Katrina Bau from Woodend-Hesket.

Bau has also been impressive at the Hawks, finishing third in the senior women’s best and fairest and taking out the rising star award at the club.

The others in the squad are Aberfeldie’s Shauna McElligott, Kyla Forbes, Laura Churchill, Jasmine Feberache, Amelia Wright and Faith Kassis, Essendon Doutta Stars’ Maddison Spring-Brown, Camryn Bux and Jayla Rutley, Westmeadows’ Ava Gerada and Charlotte Jackson, Strathmore’s Taylah Gilcrist, Matilda Fitzpatrick, Chloe Baker-West and Jasmina Curtis, Fitzroy’s Ellie Sbeghen, Research’s Emmy Graziano, Diamond Creek’s Jade McLay, Craigieburn’s Maddison Albrecht, Moonee Valley’s Michaela Chalhoub, Pascoe Vale’s Milla Murphy, Maribyrnong Park’s Montana Kerr and Saskia Williams and Greenvale’s Talia Motta.

The Cannons finished in fifth place last season with a total of eight wins and five losses. The side’s finals run came to an end in the first round when they were defeated by 38 points by eventual premiers the Oakleigh Chargers.

.The Cannons will kick off their season against the Northern Knights on April 6

The Coates Talent League is the premier competition for young players looking to make it into the professional system.