North Melbourne's VFLW program will be strongly represented in Sunday's NAB AFLW Academy v Under 23's All-Stars game. A number of Kangaroos affiliated players have been selected on either side of the contest while senior coach Steph Binder has also been recognised for her efforts this season.

Candice Belbin and Meghan Gaffney have been selected in the All-Stars side while Claire Ransom will be representing the the AFLW Academy alongside fellow Tasmanian Brooke Barwick.

Belbin is the only player selected to have made her VFLW debut for the Kangaroos this season. She played a crucial role in the Round 9 victory over Port Melbourne and finished with 12 disposals and five tackles.

Candice Belbin looks for a target.

Binder's achievements with this young and rapidly improving Kangaroos side have been recognised with a place on the coaching staff for the All-Stars side.

She has a strong record of developing emerging talent in underage programs, having spent time coaching at Vic Country Under 19's, Dandenong Stingray's Under 19's and St Kilda's Next Generation Academy.

Former Collingwood premiership player and Eastern Ranges representative Travis Cloke will coach the side. Calder Cannons coaches Sally Riley and Allana Dickie will assist Cloke alongside Binder.

The Kangaroos have registered a 4-6 record this season and with four games to go are pushing for the first finals appearance in the history of the club's VFLW program.

Her game plan seems to have clicked with the players in recent weeks as the team has gone on an impressive three-game win streak - the first in program history. They overcame Darebin, Port Melbourne and Carlton in the historic run.

Binder and her charges take on Geelong at Arden Street on Saturday morning. The Cats currently sit fifth on the ladder and will be looking to hammer home their own finals credentials.


The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos will celebrate the AFLW season and crown our award winners for the year

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