Accolades keep coming for Viney

One of the stars of the debut season of the Galleria Toyota A-Grade Women’s team, diminutive midfielder Bec Viney, was this week selected in the State 18s team.

Viney was the outstanding player in the first year of the WA Amateur Football League competition, winning the North Beach fairest and best award, as well as tying for the competition’s fairest and best player.

She did so when playing the season, her first in football, as a 17-year-old.

An eye-catching midfielder with good pace and tenacity, her achievements have drawn the attention of talent scouts, so much so that she earned a place in the West Coast Eagles Female Academy and is likely to be considered for the club’s inaugural list.

A handful of the players from that academy will earn a spot on the Eagles list when they begin to prepare for their first AFLW season in 2020.

Viney did her chances no harm with an eye-catching WAFLW debut with Subiaco last weekend.

Another player with a North Beach connection, Rosie Deegan, was also presented with a State jumper on Monday night. She is the sister of talented midfielder Joe Deegan, who has been a central part of the O’Rourke Realty A-Grade campaign this season.