LAST Sunday marked the opening round of the 2014 Youth Girls season.
This was an extremely exciting day for two teams, Maryborough and Kangaroo Flat, as it was the first time they had taken to the park together as a team.
Castlemaine, the 2013 premiership winning team, played newcomers Kangaroo Flat.
Kangaroo Flat proved to have a number of new players demonstrating outstanding skills.
Castlemaine was highly dominant.
Their ball movement was fast paced and evidently too good for Kangaroo Flat.
Castlemaine came away with a very comprehensive win.
Castlemaine 13.16 (94) d Kangaroo Flat 1.2 (8).
Kyneton travelled to Bendigo to take on the North Bendigo girls.
Kyneton had proven that it was an impressive up and coming young team in the 2013 season.
The Kyneton girls came out blazing.
Kyneton was remarkable the whole game and demonstrated that it is a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 season.
Kyneton 11.13 (79) d North Bendigo 0.0 (0).
Strathfieldsaye took on Eaglehawk.
Strathfieldsaye had a very impressive year last year in what was only its first year in the competition.
Strathfieldsaye upheld its reputation for having numbers around the ball at stoppages and being aggressive.
Strathfieldsaye came away with a convincing win.
Strathfieldsaye 21.13 (139) d Eaglehawk 0.1 (1).
Last year's runner up, Huntly, came up against Maryborough in its debut season.
This was going to be a highly unpredictable game as the teams have very different histories.
Unfortunately, Maryborough had to forfeit due to a lack of numbers.
"Maryborough is a positive team and I hope they get there because they are really keen with their footy; it's just numbers," Huntly coach Steve Dilks said.
Bendigo Thunder plays for the first time for the four premiership points in the 2014 VWFL Premier League Divsion.
Thunder will take on St Albans at 2pm on Sunday in Melbourne.
The Thunder will be pushed to their limits with both their skills and fitness.
Bendigo will look forward to the challenge and I can’t wait to see them make their mark on the highest standard of women's football.
Grace Campbell is the AFL Victoria-Bendigo Advertiser Female Football Ambassador for this region. Schools interested in Grace hosting a girls' football clinic should contact Tony McNamara on 0419 103 178.