2018 AFLW Season - offseason moves

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I know she is well above average height for a woman but are they going to find her an opponent somewhat close to her size to fight at some stage?

I’m not really well versed on boxing, how long does the “build up profile and stats with some easy kills” phase generally last?
Until your profile is high enough that a champion will take a risk fighting you because the pay day is high.
 

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http://www.lions.com.au/news/2018-09-10/starce-on-fulltime

Interview with Starcevich who is now full time at the club.

Notes from interview. Talent ID day has had about 160 applications, including overseas. Previous years its been more like 60 - 80.
Draft nominations coming through now including interstate applicants as Brisbane is being viewed as a destination.
 

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I know she is well above average height for a woman but are they going to find her an opponent somewhat close to her size to fight at some stage?

I’m not really well versed on boxing, how long does the “build up profile and stats with some easy kills” phase generally last?
Quite a while and the problem is they cant takr her along gradually, it will be check out chick, check out chick.... somebody who can actually fight.

If you looked at Layla Ali's career she basically fought cab drivers before walking through the grave yard, then hit problems with fighters who could actually hit her back.
 
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The club has been fairly quick on the player profiles. McKenzie Dowrick’s profile is a bit different:
They would have had them well prepared. would have known exactly the picks they were going to take and the order to take them in. Draft day for the lions would have been very very easy. next year will be a little different though
 

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They would have had them well prepared. would have known exactly the picks they were going to take and the order to take them in. Draft day for the lions would have been very very easy. next year will be a little different though
Yep, given we have to have players nominate to come up here there would have been few surprises as we'd either take locals or the nominated interstaters.
 

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The summary for the day below.

The Lions AFLW proudly welcomed eight new draftees into the Den following today’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft.

Paige Parker was the first name called for the Lions at Pick No. 9 overall and was presented her Lions guernsey by Coach Craig Starcevich on stage at Marvel Stadium.

Parker’s story is one of determination and resilience, having been a member of the Lions’ train on squad for the past two seasons.

The 23-year-old’s performances in the QWAFL competition for Coorparoo Kings and for the Gold Coast Suns in the inaugural Winter Series were enough to guarantee her spot in 2019.

Joining Parker at the Lions in 2019 are:

Natalie Grider at Pick No. 22: An Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product, Grider was an Under 18 All Australian this year after captaining Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships. The 18-year-old can play at half-back or in the midfield and is athletic with strong marking skills.

McKenzie Dowrick at Pick No. 33: A Western Australian junior, Dowrick was a member of the AFL Women’s Academy and dominated for WA at the Under 18 National Championships earlier this year. The 18-year-old has an accurate left boot, slinky skills and is clever with her ball use. Dowrick was also named Under 18 All Australian earlier this year.

Lauren Bella at Pick No. 45: Bella has been considered the best ruckman in the Under 18 National Championships for the past two seasons. The 18-year-old is from Sarina in North Queensland and has been a member of the AFLW Academy. For the past two years, she has been named an Under 18 All Australian.

Tori Groves-Little at Pick No. 56: In her first year of senior women’s football, Groves-Little was the 2018 joint winner of the QWAFL’s Best and Fairest award, after four best-on-ground performances for Coorparoo. Groves-Little is fast and versatile across the ground, typically playing on the wing or off half back.

Jesse Tawhiao-Wardlaw at Pick No. 61: At 185cm tall, Tawhiao-Wardlaw boasts a significant presence in the forward line and ruck, with the ability to take strong marks above her head. She played for Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships and represented the Lions AFLW side in the Winter Series competition.

Jacqui Yorsten at Pick No. 71 (compensation pick): A Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product, Yorston is a QWAFL premiership player for Wilston Grange. The midfielder, known for her contested ball work, pulled on the Lions guernsey for the inaugural Winter Series earlier this year. She also represented Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships.

Jade Ellenger at Pick No. 72 (compensation pick): Ellenger is a quick, strong marker who can play in the backline or midfield. She also played for Queensland in the Under 18 National Championships and is a 2018 QWAL premiership player with Wilston Grange.

In 2019 the Lions AFLW team will be supported by Icon Group, who have extended their commitment to the Club by elevating to a co-major partnership, alongside Bond University.
 

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http://www.lions.com.au/news/2018-10-23/aflw-draft-wrap
The Lions AFLW proudly welcomed eight new draftees into the Den following today’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft.

Paige Parker was the first name called for the Lions at Pick No. 9 overall and was presented her Lions guernsey by Coach Craig Starcevich on stage at Marvel Stadium.
Natalie Grider at Pick No. 22: An Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product, Grider was an Under 18 All Australian this year after captaining Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships. The 18-year-old can play at half-back or in the midfield and is athletic with strong marking skills.

McKenzie Dowrick at Pick No. 33: A Western Australian junior, Dowrick was a member of the AFL Women’s Academy and dominated for WA at the Under 18 National Championships earlier this year. The 18-year-old has an accurate left boot, slinky skills and is clever with her ball use. Dowrick was also named Under 18 All Australian earlier this year.

Lauren Bella at Pick No. 45: Bella has been considered the best ruckman in the Under 18 National Championships for the past two seasons. The 18-year-old is from Sarina in North Queensland and has been a member of the AFLW Academy. For the past two years, she has been named an Under 18 All Australian.

Tori Groves-Little at Pick No. 56: In her first year of senior women’s football, Groves-Little was the 2018 joint winner of the QWAFL’s Best and Fairest award, after four best-on-ground performances for Coorparoo. Groves-Little is fast and versatile across the ground, typically playing on the wing or off half back.

Jesse Tawhiao-Wardlaw at Pick No. 61: At 185cm tall, Tawhiao-Wardlaw boasts a significant presence in the forward line and ruck, with the ability to take strong marks above her head. She played for Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships and represented the Lions AFLW side in the Winter Series competition.

Jacqui Yorsten at Pick No. 71 (compensation pick): A Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy product, Yorston is a QWAFL premiership player for Wilston Grange. The midfielder, known for her contested ball work, pulled on the Lions guernsey for the inaugural Winter Series earlier this year. She also represented Queensland at the Under 18 National Championships.

Jade Ellenger at Pick No. 72 (compensation pick): Ellenger is a quick, strong marker who can play in the backline or midfield. She also played for Queensland in the Under 18 National Championships and is a 2018 QWAL pr
emiership player with Wilston Grange.
 

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Glad to see we picked up Grider after her stand out season in the WQAFL. Dowdrick nominating us is a boon and a reflection of where we are as a club and of Starcevich. Bella slots in for Randall to back up Lutkins. Tori Groves-Little sounds like an Ashmore replacement. Looking forward to the season (short as it might be).
 

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Gee Starc is impressive.

Speaks well and really knows his players attributes and intimate details of their playing history.

Can totally understand his players giving their all and playing for the coach.

Probably goes a way to explaining how the girls have far exceeded all expectations in their two years in the AFLW.

If I recall correctly, we were widely tipped for the Spoon in our first year and considered unlikely for the Finals in our second. Whilst losing two GF's is gut wrenching, I think we should have enormous pride in what our girls have achieved. Great culture building:thumbsu:

Go Lions!
 

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Glad to see we picked up Grider after her stand out season in the WQAFL. Dowdrick nominating us is a boon and a reflection of where we are as a club and of Starcevich. Bella slots in for Randall to back up Lutkins. Tori Groves-Little sounds like an Ashmore replacement. Looking forward to the season (short as it might be).
I saw a lot of Grider at school footy last year, not a high standard, but you can tell the players with a lot of time. Rarely caught.
 
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