News 2020 AFLW Draft Order & Key Dates

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Sep 30, 2018
AFL Club
can anyone tell who we'd be looking at in the draft (or even what types)?
It’s very hard considering the girls season got called off after Rd3 and no championships to go by,...
If you like to look over some of the prospects then AFL draft central has done a 2020 AFLW U18’s Ones to watch, on about 10 girls with a detailed analysis of them also providing age height position and stats...

They also have the top 5 players from each club having the most impact up until round 3 before the season was called off...
Bendigo, Calder, Dandenong, Eastern, Geelong, Gippsland, Gwv Rebels, Murray, Notthern, Oakleigh, Sandringham, Tasmania..

Leading medal vote getters for the season...
Girls team of the week and player of the week with detailed comments on every player for the first 3 rounds...
Atm some of the top end picks mentioned are looking like...

1. Ellie McKenzie (Northern).
173cm Midfielder/Fwd
2. Jess Fitzgerald (Northern).
166cm Midfielder
3. Alyssa Bannan (Northern).
177cm Forward
4. Laura Gardiner (Geelong).
165cm Midfielder
5. Darcy Maloney (Geelong).
165cm Midfielder
6. Isabell Pritchard (Western).
177cm Defender/Mid
7. Sara Harjwig (Sandringham).
173cm Def/Mid/Fwd
8. Tyanna Smith (Dandenong).
166cm Midfielder
9. Maggie Caris (Gwv Rebels).
189cm Ruck

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Sep 26, 2004
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AFL Women's Draft preview: Carlton

Draft selections (Vic # in brackets): 12 (7), 28 (20), 36 (25)

Off-season summary:

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.
AFL Women's Draft preview: Carlton

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Brownlow Medallist
Nov 4, 2003
Earth, near Carlton.
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Tennessee Titans, Tottenham Hotspur
Not a great deal of info out there for obvious 2020 reasons, but here's what I can find:

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
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
So if the app data is to be believed, we've heavily targeted favourable combinations of speed, power and endurance.

For the record, a good 2 km time for the boys is 6 minutes, so getting below 7 is a fair achievement for the girls. 7:30 is above average, but I wouldn't equate that to a top 25 result when contrasted with the current boys pathway.


Club Legend
May 16, 2017
AFL Club
Writeup of our draftees from Play On Radio.

Carlton Blues
Pick 12 — Mimi Hill
Mimi Hill is a quick, classy winger who delivers the ball well inside 50—the ideal addition to their side given Chloe Dalton will be sitting out of season 2021.

While she can also play on the inside or in defence, Carlton will likely use her as a running winger/outside midfielder to compliment the in and under grunt work of Prespakis, Loynes and now O’Dea.

Pick 28 — Daisy Walker
With Nicola Stevens having made the move forward this year and Jayde Van Dyk heading across to the Saints, there’s space for the Blues to develop a long term player in defence. Daisy Walker is that player.

Walker is another with speed to create that bounce out of the backline and link up with the running wingers at Carlton, really leaning into Daniel Harford’s desired game plan.

Pick 36 — Winnie Laing
Leadership personified, Laing has the maturity and work ethic we so often associate with Lucy McEvoy. With such a deep midfield at the Blues, we probably won’t see Laing get much time in the middle in 2021—if at all—but she’ll soak up everything the more experienced players at the club can offer.

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