The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Youth Girls Program athletes descended on Mission Fields at Centennial Park on Monday night.

All three Youth Girls Program age groups - the under-12s, under-13s and under-14s - met for the first of three Academy Cups of 2019.

Academy General Manager Chris Smith told Swans Media enthusiasm was at a high, and the photos below reflect exactly that.

Steely-eyed focus.

Breaking free from the pack.

Putting boot to ball.

Looking for a lead.

Academy head coach and Swans great Jared Crouch instructing the girls.

Firing off a handball.

Assessing the game plan.

Single-minded determination.

Contesting in the ruck.

Motoring away.

And the closing note.