They may only be 14 years of age, but Albury's Zarlie Goldsworthy and Piper Lockley-Hinschen are considered National Youth Championships veterans.
This year's tournament will be Goldsworthy's fourth with NSW Country, while her former Albury United teammate Lockley-Hinschen has been selected for the state side for a third time.
Goldsworthy debuted for NSW Country at under-13 level in 2016, the following year she played under-14s and 2019 will be her second under-15 campaign.
Lockley-Hinschen has played alongside Goldsworthy the past three years.
Goldsworthy moved to Sydney this year after accepting an invitation to join Westfields Sports High School and is playing with Football NSW Institute.
She's looking forward to what will be her final National Youth Championships campaign - kicking-off next Monday at Coffs Harbour.
"The competition is really strong, it's the best of the best in Australia," she said.
"We finished second last year and only had the one loss, so we're hoping to finish on top of our pool this year."
Goldsworthy is expected to line up in the front three for NSW Country and will regularly link up with Lockley-Hinschen, who plays as an attacking midfielder.
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Lockley-Hinschen has also taken the next step in her career, playing with Wagga City Wanderers in the Capital Football competition.
"Mini Matildas (Australian under-17) selection comes from this, so it will be good to see how many of us get asked to trial this year," Lockley-Hinschen said.
"It's obviously a really good opportunity to get scouted and have people see you play, because it's such a big tournament."
Lockley-Hinschen captains the Wanderers' under-17s side and also plays seniors each week.
Her long-term goal is to earn a spot in the Canberra United academy and follow the elite pathway to the W-League.
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