Several of the Wimmera's most promising footballers had the chance to test their skills at the first Western Bulldogs Next Generation Academy training sessions in Ararat.
AFL Western District development manager Alan Thompson said it was a great opportunity for the girls to improve their game.
"It's a matter of identifying the girls who may go further and at the same time developing their skills in training at a higher level," he said.
"I've noticed an improvement in their ability over the last few years, and they're just going to keep improving. Activities like this where the best girls get to be around each other will certainly help."
Deakin Uni Female Football League clubs were asked to nominate players for the academy, with a number of girls from Horsham, the Horsham Saints and Stawell invited to the training sessions.
A Western Victoria team in both age groups will be selected from the academy to compete against Ballarat at the Western Victoria carnival in early July.
The academy's under-15 side will also play at the annual V/Line Cup Championships in September.
Under-15 NGA squad
Horsham Saints: Hallie Burgess, Ella Caris, Olivia Brilliant, Maggie Heinrich, Holly Ross
Horsham: Paige Glover
Stawell: Sharni Grace
Under-16 NGA squad
Horsham Saints: Ella Walsgott
Horsham: Briodi Cook, Hailey Puls, Taya Keyte, Holly Nuske
Stawell: Jesse Bligh, Tahlia Barnett, Taryn Wilde
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