- Aug 26, 2004
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
It’s very hard considering the girls season got called off after Rd3 and no championships to go by,...can anyone tell who we'd be looking at in the draft (or even what types)?
AFL Women's Draft preview: CarltonDraft selections (Vic # in brackets): 12 (7), 28 (20), 36 (25)
Carlton was involved in a couple of major trade deals during the off-season, with inaugural Blue Sarah Hosking‘s move to Richmond one of the most notable exchanges of the trade period. It was the first confirmed deal made, and would allow the Blues to then land Melbourne gun Elise O’Dea and fellow former-Demon Maddy Guerin, offloading the pick 15 they received for Hosking. The Blues moved up the draft order ahead of a bumper crop, as defender Jayde van Dyk and pick 46 were swapped for pick 36. Add former Gold Coast youngster Charlotte Hammans to the mix, and Carlton remains one of the big winners out of a busy off-season as it enters the premiership window. Four players – Joanne Doonan, Katie Harrison, Sharnie Whiting, and Emerson Woods – were delisted.
A draft look:
While the O’Dea coup will undoubtedly bolster Carlton’s already elite midfield group, Hosking’s departure arguably leaves room for a fast, outside midfielder to enter the fold. With their first selection back at pick 12, the Blues will have access to the seventh Victorian pick.
There are a bunch of high-end hopefuls in the mix; Northern Knights co-captain Jess Fitzgerald would provide a like-for-like Hosking replacement, able to bring speed on the outside and good balance with her inside toughness, while Alyssa Bannan could be a shrewd pick to develop under her idol, Tayla Harris – though the Blues are well stocked in the key forward department. Carlton has a great relationship with the Northern region, and could continue the trend with their latest crop.
The likes of Winnie Laing, Abbey Jordan, and the silky Bella Eddey could all be in the mix for a share in those later two picks. Laing is a leader at the Sandringham Dragons and is a terrific runner, Jordan fits the bill for outside run, while Eddey is a terrific user of the ball who can rotate through the midfield from up forward.
2km time trial
1. Tarni Evans (NSW), 7:14 – second all-time
2. Lucy Single (Qld), 7:25 – third all-time
3. Jess Low (WA), 7:28 – fourth all-time
4. Mikayla Hyde (WA), 7:29
5. Kiara Beesley (NSW), 7:45
All-time record: Nina Morrison (Vic Country, now Geelong) 7:14
So if the app data is to be believed, we've heavily targeted favourable combinations of speed, power and endurance.Victorian 2km time trial on Strava app (run on own under varying conditions due to COVID-19 restrictions, times unofficial)
1. Eliza McNamara (Sandringham Dragons), 6:59
2. Winnie Laing (Sandringham Dragons), 7:27
3. Mimi Hill (Oakleigh Chargers), 7:30
4. Daisy Walker (Sandringham Dragons), 7:38
5. Alice O'Loughlin (Oakleigh Chargers), 7:46