Let’s hear it for the girl: teen powering ahead in the field

18th May, 2011

(Written by: Michael Carayannis, The Leader)

Alex Tegg “Alex Tegg is mixing it with women who have played Australian rules football for as long as the teenager has been alive.

Tegg, 14, has become the youngest player in Southern Power’s more than 30-year history to play first team Australian rules.

According to Sydney Women’s Australian Football League (SWAFL) there have been a couple of 14-year-olds to have played open-age football before but no-one younger than 14.

And with Tegg not turning 15 until December it is likely she is the youngest person ever to play in an open aged first team in SWAFL history since it was founded in 2000.”

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