Under 16’s Girls

Team Photo
© 2023 U16 girls NT Devils

Team list

Captain: Imogen Foxchaffer

Taylah Bodkin

Stephanie Foo

Chelsea Foxchaffer

Aimee Kent

Makeely Kerrin

Charlee Phillips

Makenzy Smith

Annarella Torres'Carne

Miharna Ward

Caitlin Sutherland

Skye Forsyth

Jayda Little

Lakhyah Hill


Coach: Jacob Leonard

Manager Kim Bond


Top Try Scorer:  Makenzy Smith

Players-Player:  Lakhyah Hill 

MVP:                     Makenzy Smith

Post Game SC Pineapples
© NT Devils V SC Pineapples

From The Coach

The under 16’s girls performed admirably on & off the field. Considering the major hurdles faced the girls played well and supported each other.

Our NT team consisted of 10 Darwin based players, 2 in their first season of touch football having never played a full game prior to the tournament. As well as 1 athlete from Nhulunbuy & 1 Alice Springs, we managed to top the team up with 2 Brisbane based players, who we are grateful were available at such short notice. The 4 regional players joined the Darwin girls the day prior to the tournament for their first full team training run.

While the team was much younger than the rest of the field, with 11 available to play U16s next year, they held their composure and worked hard on shutting out their opponents. Reducing the try's scored against them, and managing a number of quick break aways to score some spectacular try's. Stand out moments occurred during the final 2 matches where the girls found their confidence and started making set plays work. Turning the heads of opposition coaches who commented on the girls ability to pull together under such difficult circumstances.

Off the field the girls were a team, with no off field drama or infighting the girls left mistakes on the field and handled themselves in a truly professional manner. The team were respectful to their coaches, managers and physio as well as their opponents and held their heads high throughout the tournament. 

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© U16 Girls Dinner

Under 12’s Girls


Team list

Captain: Abbey Toy

Vice Captain: Fern Hancock

Ciara Chapman

Alice Neve

Lucy Nuss

Stella Pack

Isabella Smith

Jayda Toy

Maggie Kearns

Brooke Reardon

Alcina Worthington

Faithe Bouwer

Arihanna Chapman

Coach James Artango

Manager Gwen Chapman


MVP: Alcina Worthington

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© U12s Try

From The Coach 

Despite the huge challenge the U12's girls faced, they showed incredible resilience throughout the tournament. The teamwork on and off the field was truly commendable. They never backed down from a challenge and always gave their opponents a run for their money. Abbey Toy, Fern Hancock and Faith Bouwer were consistent in leading the team, however Alcina Worthington extra efforts, was enough to take out the MVP award in a close tally of votes. Also a big thanks to Brooke Reardon, Stella Pack and Lucy Nuss from ACT being able to carry out anything I asked them to do in the small time I had with them. 

Overall the team may not have come away with a win, but their performances were far from disappointing. They displayed high levels of resilience, teamwork, sportsmanship and determination. This experience will assist tremendously with their growth and understanding of the game for future tournaments. 

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© U12 Girls team catch up

WA under 16’s Boys 

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© Callum Bakewell

Representing NT is hard on any day, representing NT as part of another team is a very different challenge. Callum Bakewell took this challenge seriously and held his head high performing to another level with the WA U16 boys. Unfortunately NT was unable to field a team for the U16 boys however Callum wouldn't let this stop him, requesting immediately that he be put on the "pool player" list. Thankfully the WA side took him under his wing, with him travelling to Perth for a training camp prior to the Tournament. We received very positive feedback from the WA coaches and everyone was pleasantly surprised with how he fit in the with rest of the team.

The team won 2 (could've been 3) games in the tournament and maintained a great air of positivity throughout the tournament



Samantha Hacon (Referee Coach)

Darcy Lawrence (Level 5 Referee)

Lachlan Campbell (Level 3 Referee)

Isaac Lane (Level 2 Referee)


Our referee's upheld the standard of officiating we expect at a National Tournament, with huge improvements from all our referee's with an exceptionally high standard upheld by Sam & Darcy. A huge thank you to our officials for taking time out of their daily lives to officiate the DDNYC. We are proud of your efforts and impressed with the number of Final games each of you were appointed to.

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