AFL Under 18 Championships

Last updated

NAB AFL Under 18 Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2019 AFL Under 18 Championships
FormerlyTeal Cup (1953–1995)
Sport Australian rules football
Inaugural season1953
Administrator Australian Football League
No. of teams8
Most recent
champion(s)
(D1) Western Australia
(2019)
Most titles(D1) Vic Metro (17)
(D2) Tasmania (8)
TV partner(s) Fox Footy (Div. 1 games)
Sponsor(s) National Australia Bank
Related
competitions
AFL Women's Under 18 Championships

The NAB AFL Under 18 Championships are the annual national Australian rules football championships for players aged 18 years or younger. The competition is seen as one of the main pathways towards being drafted into a team in the fully professional Australian Football League (AFL). Originally known as the Teal Cup, the competition began in 1953 between Queensland and New South Wales, but now features teams from each Australian state and mainland territory. Since 2017, the division 2 competition has been replaced by the Under 18 Academy Series, with teams from the 4 Queensland and NSW AFL clubs' academies in addition to Northern Territory and Tasmania state teams. The best players from the academy competition then combine to form an 'Allies' team in conjunction with South Australia, Western Australia and two Victoria teams, Metro (Melbourne Metropolitan Area) and Country to contest the division 1 tournament. The tournament is currently sponsored by the National Australia Bank, having previously been sponsored by Caltex and the Commonwealth Bank. [1] The winner of the 2019 division 1 tournament was Western Australia.

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Winners and awards

The Larke Medal is awarded to the best player in Division 1 of the competition. It is named in honour of a junior footballer, Michael Larke, who was killed in a bus crash while attending a trial match for New South Wales. The Hunter Harrison Medal is awarded to the best player in Division 2 and is named in honour of the former president and life member of the Northern Territory Football League, Hunter Harrison, who played a major role in the development of the AFL youth championships. [2]

Past winners

YearDivision 1 PremiersLarke MedalDivision 2 PremiersHunter Harrison Medal
1953 Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
1963 Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
1971 Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
1972 Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
1973 Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland
1974 Flag of New South Wales.svg New South Wales
1975 Flag of New South Wales.svg New South Wales
1976 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Mick Woods (Vic)
1977 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Rodney Watts (Vic)
1978 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Mark Weideman (SA)
1979 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Grant Campbell (WA)
1980 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Darryl Murphy (ACT)
1981 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Paul Salmon (Vic)
1982 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Michael Phyland (NSW)
1983 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Greg Anderson (SA)
1984 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria David Condon (NSW)
1985 Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia Jason Kerr (NSW)
1986 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Stephen Lawrence (Qld)
1987 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Steven Kolyniuk (Vic)
1988 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Victoria Robbie Wright (NSW)
1989 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Ray Windsor (Qld)
1990 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Paul Williams (Tas)
1991 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Robert Neill (ACT)
1992 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Daniel Southern (WA) Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Michael Voss (Qld)
1993 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Shaun McManus (WA) Flag of New South Wales.svg New South Wales Mark Ryan (NT)
1994 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Daniel Harford (Vic Metro) Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Michael Martin (Tas)
1995 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Luke Godden (Vic Metro)
Ben Setchell (Vic Country)
Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia Steven Koops (NT)
1996 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Pat Steinfort (Vic Metro) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Matthew Bernes (Tas)
1997 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Tim Finocchiaro (Vic Metro) Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland Fred Campbell (NT)
1998 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Garth Taylor (WA) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Shane Young (Qld)
Derek Murray (NSW/ACT)
1999 Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia Paul Hasleby (WA) Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland Brad Green (Tas)
2000 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Kayne Pettifer (Vic Country) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Ian Callinan (Tas)
2001 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Sam Power (Vic Metro)
Steven Armstrong (WA)
Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Tom Davidson (Tas)
2002 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Byron Schammer (SA) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Anthony Corrie (NT)
2003 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Kepler Bradley (WA) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Jake Furfaro (Qld)
2004 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Jesse Smith (Vic Metro) Flag of the Northern Territory.svg Northern Territory Richard Tambling (NT)
2005 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Marc Murphy (Vic Metro) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Grant Birchall (Tas)
2006 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Tom Hawkins (Vic Metro) Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland Ricky Petterd (Qld)
2007 Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia Cale Morton (WA) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Craig Bird (NSW/ACT)
2008 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Jack Watts (Vic Metro) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Mitch Robinson (Tas)
2009 Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia David Swallow (WA)
Andrew Hooper (Vic Country)
Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Dylan McNeil (NSW/ACT)
2010 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Harley Bennell (WA) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Sam Darley (Tas)
2011 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Stephen Coniglio (WA) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania John McKenzie (Tas)
2012 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Lachie Whitfield (Vic Country) Flag of the Northern Territory.svg Northern Territory Jake Neade (NT)
2013 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Dom Sheed (WA) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Liam Dawson (Qld)
Kade Kolodjashnij (Tas)
Toby Nankervis (Tas)
2014 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Christian Petracca (Vic Metro) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Isaac Heeney (NSW/ACT)
2015 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Country Josh Schache (Vic Country) Flag of Queensland.svg Queensland Ben Keays (Qld)
2016 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Jack Graham (South Australia) Flag of New South Wales.svg / Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg NSW/ACT Jack Bowes (Qld)
2017 Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg Vic Metro Oscar Allen (Western Australia) Nick Blakey (Sydney)
2018 Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia Sam Walsh (Vic Country) Flag of Tasmania.svg Tasmania Tarryn Thomas (Tasmania)
2019 Flag of Western Australia.svg Western Australia Deven Robertson (WA) Connor Budarick (Qld)

See also

Notes

  1. Taylor, Kevin. The Story of the Teal Cup and AFL National Under 18 Championships – Full Points Footy. Retrieved 4 July 2013, from the Pandora Archive.
  2. Barfoot, Michael (December 1995). History of NTFL. p. 107.

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