Draft prospects out to impress in final round of U18 Champs

DRAFTEE hopefuls will have another opportunity to impress recruiters when the second and final round of the NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships starts on Monday.

All games will be played on the Gold Coast, with three days' play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and will be streamed through the AFL Women's YouTube channel.

The squads for the Central Allies (South Australia and Northern Territory) and Eastern Allies (NSW/ACT and Tasmania) have been selected after two-match series between the respective teams.

Western Australia and Queensland have also played each other twice, while arch-rivals Vic Metro got the win over Vic Country.

Who are the players who have impressed so far?

Central Allies: South Australian forward Kiana Lee is in hot form after six goals in her two state games. Academy pair Montana McKinnon (ruck) and Jaimi Tabb (forward/midfielder) have been strong for a few years now. Northern Territory's Shoneeka Abbott was named in her side's top two players in both matches played and the team's MVP.

Eastern Allies: Defender Georgia Garnett was named NSW/ACT's second-best player in both matches played against Tasmania. Brenna Tarrant is one to look for up forward, coming off a four-goal haul, while Canberra's Olivia O'Donnell has also impressed so far. Of the Tasmanian contingent, the consistent Mia King has shone, while New Zealander Killarney Morey has also impressed.

Tasmania's Mia King has been a shining light for the Eastern Allies

Queensland: Midfielder Lily Postlethwaite's (main picture) clean skills have been on display in her state's two matches against Western Australia. Dee Heslop has also been strong, having been named in the best in both games, while defenders Serene Watson and Kitara Whap-Farrar (already signed to Gold Coast) have played well.

Vic Country: Just the one game so far for the Victorian sides, with utility Lucy McEvoy Country's best, playing in the midfield. Possible Geelong father-daughter Millie Brown is strong at fullback, while small forward Renee Saulitis has been dangerous with limited opportunities.

Vic Metro: Winger Ellie McKenzie is a year off being drafted has impressed with her run and carry, while Isabella Grant – daughter of Bulldog great Chris – is a constant threat up forward, as is Alyssa Bannan. Classy midfielder Georgia Patrikios cannot be afforded any room, either.

Western Australia: All eyes will be on high-flying forward Roxy Roux, who can turn a game on its head. West Coast pre-selection Mikayla Bowen has also had a strong championships, while tall over-ager Sophie McDonald has been in WA's best in both games.

Round Two Fixture (all games on the Gold Coast, all times in AEST)

Monday July 8, Metricon Stadium
Queensland v Vic Country, 11am
Vic Metro v Western Australia, 1pm
Central Allies v Eastern Allies, 3pm

Wednesday July 10, Southport Football Club
Queensland v Vic Metro, 10am
Vic Country v Eastern Allies, 12pm
Western Allies v Central Allies, 2pm

Friday July 12, Bond University
Eastern Allies v Vic Metro, 10am
Vic Country v Western Australia, 12pm
Queensland v Central Allies 2pm

Round One Results
South Australia 13.5 (83) def Northern Territory 4.1 (25)
Friday, May 31 at Peter Motley Oval Adelaide

NSW/ACT 11.5 (71) def Tasmania 2.1 (13)
Friday, May 31 at Blacktown International Sports Park Sydney 

NSW/ACT 13.6 (84) def Tasmania 2.4 (16)
Sunday, June 2 at Blacktown International Sports Park Sydney

South Australia 10.11 (71) def Northern Territory 0.2 (2)
Sunday, June 2 at Karen Rolton Oval Adelaide

Western Australia 7.8 (50) def Queensland 0.3 (3)
Saturday, June 14 at Claremont Oval Perth 

Western Australia 4.4 (28) def Queensland 2.1 (13)
Sunday, June 16 at East Fremantle Oval Western Australia

Vic Country 4.2 (26) lost Vic Metro 10.10 (70)
Saturday, June 22 at Avalon Airport Oval Werribee