AFLW 2021 AFLW Draft - Tuesday July 27 2021 6.45pm

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TigermanM2

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Updated 2021 AFL Women’s Draft Order:
Round One:


SelectionDraft order
1Gold Coast
2Geelong
3West Coast
4St Kilda
5Richmond
6Gold Coast
7Geelong
8Gold Coast
9Geelong
10CarltonFrom GWS
11CarltonFrom Western Bulldogs
12St KildaFrom Western Bulldogs (on-traded from Carlton)
13North Melbourne
14Fremantle
15GeelongFrom Melbourne
16RichmondFrom Collingwood
17Adelaide
18Brisbane

Round Two:

19North MelbourneFrom Gold Coast
20AdelaideFrom Geelong
21West Coast
22Western BulldogsFrom St Kilda
23CarltonFrom Richmond
24West Coast
25Western BulldogsFrom St Kilda
26CarltonFrom Collingwood (on-traded from Richmond)
27Western BulldogsFrom Carlton (on-traded from GWS)
28North MelbourneFrom GWS (on-traded from Western Bulldogs)
29CollingwoodFrom Carlton
30Gold CoastFrom North Melbourne
31Fremantle
32CollingwoodFrom Carlton (on-traded from Melbourne)
33Collingwood
34Adelaide
35Brisbane

Round Three:

36St KildaFrom Gold Coast
37GWSFrom Melbourne (on-traded from Geelong)
38FremantleFrom West Coast
39St Kilda
40CarltonFrom Richmond
41West Coast
42MelbourneFrom GWS
43Western Bulldogs
44MelbourneFrom Carlton
45North Melbourne
46Fremantle
47AdelaideFrom Melbourne
48St KildaFrom Richmond
49MelbourneFrom Adelaide
50Brisbane

Round Four:

51Gold Coast
52Geelong
53West Coast
54St Kilda
55RichmondFrom Carlton (on-traded from Collingwood)
56GWS
57RichmondFrom Carlton (on-traded from Western Bulldogs)
58Carlton
59North Melbourne
60Fremantle
61Melbourne
62Collingwood
63Adelaide
64Brisbane

Key dates for the 2021 AFLW Sign and Trade Period:
Monday, May 31

Sign & Trade Period commences (12pm AEST)

Wednesday, June 9

Trade Period closes (2pm AEST)
List Lodgement #1 (4pm AEST)

Wednesday, June 16

Re-signing period closes (2pm AEST)
Restricted Free Agency Period closes (2pm AEST)
List Lodgement #2 (4pm AEST)

Monday, June 21

Draft Nomination period opens

Friday, June 25
Delisted Free Agency period closes (2pm AEST)
List Lodgement #3 (4pm AEST)
NAB AFLW Draft order confirmed

Friday, July 9
Draft Nomination period closes

Tuesday, July 20
Father Daughter Nominations close 2pm

Wednesday, July 21
Father Daughter Nominations club matching

Tuesday, July 27
AFLW Draft 6.45pm
 
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TigermanM2

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2021 NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine Invitees

VICTORIA
Amanda Ling9/07/2002Oakleigh Chargers
Annie Lee28/08/2003Geelong Falcons
Ashleigh Richards22/10/2003Dandenong Stingrays
Aurora Smith13/12/2003Murray Bushrangers
Brooke Vickers6/03/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Charlie Rowbottom22/01/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Chloe Leonard1/02/2002GWV Rebels
Eliza James1/10/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Elizabeth Dowling31/07/2003Geelong Falcons
Elizabeth Snell14/03/2002Bendigo Pioneers
Ella Friend30/12/2003GWV Rebels
Emelia Yassir25/09/2003Calder Cannons
Gabbi Featherston12/11/2003Geelong Falcons
Georgia Campbell1/09/2003Eastern Ranges
Georgie Prespakis13/03/2003Calder Cannons
Grace Matser3/01/2003Gippsland Power
Imogen Milford2/12/1999Casey Demons
Ingrid Houtsma20/11/2003Geelong Falcons
Jaide Anthony20/11/2003Dandenong Stingrays
Jemima Woods28/05/2003Western Jets
Keeley Sherar29/10/2003Eastern Ranges
Maykaylah Appleby18/07/2003Northern Knights
Olivia Meagher10/12/2002Eastern Ranges
Poppy Schaap28/07/2003Geelong Falcons
Stella Reid10/09/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Tahlia Gillard12/12/2003Calder Cannons
Tahlia Meier19/10/2003GWV Rebels
Tara Slender11/03/2003Bendigo Pioneers
Tarrah Delgado22/08/2003Northern Knights
Tess Craven23/12/2003Geelong Falcons
Zali Friswell30/12/2003Calder Cannons
Nyakoat Dojiok7/01/2003GWV Rebels
Cadhla Schmidli6/06/2003Eastern Ranges
Maeve Chaplin22/08/2002Northern Knights
Sophie Locke24/04/2001Port Melbourne VFLW
TASMANIA
Perri King (TAS)25/08/2003Tasmania/Glenorchy
QLD
Maggie Harmer12/04/2003Maroochydore
Mikayla Pauga10/04/2003Bond University
Abbey Hewett12/04/2003Wilston Grange AFC
Bella Smith5/10/2003Maroochydore
Casey Wynne8/06/3003Coolangatta
Christene Okesene3/09/2002Yeronga AFC
Giselle Davies17/03/2003Bond University
Madison Goodwin7/03/2000Yeronga AFC
Teagan Levi14/08/2003Bond University
Steph O'Brien22/09/1993University of QLD
NT
Ashanti Bush18/08/2002NT Thunder
Bella Clarke22/05/2001NT Thunder
Grace Mulvahil18/04/2003Southern Districts
SA
Abbie Ballard16/04/2002West Adelaide
Brooke Tonon19/09/2003Glenelg
Gypsy Schirmer18/02/2003South Adelaide
Lauren Breguet5/11/2002Central Districts
Leah Cutting14/03/1992Norwood
Tahlita Buethke30/04/2002South Adelaide
Zoe Prowse30/07/2003Sturt
Zoe Venning4/11/2003West Adelaide
NSW
Brodee Mowbray2/09/2002Southern Power
Georgie Fowler19/12/2003East Coast Eagles
Jessica Doyle15/09/2003Manly
Maddy Hendrie17/07/2002UNSW
Teagan Germech24/09/2002Belconnen Magpies
Ally Morphett11/11/2003Murray Bushrangers / Wagga
WA
Amy Franklin4/02/2003Claremont
Charlotte Thomas5/09/2003Subiaco
Courtney Rowley24/09/2003Peel Thunder
Bella Mann16/08/2003Peel Thunder
Beth Schilling1/12/2003Peel Thunder
Chloe Reilly12/10/2003East Fremantle
Dana East10/06/2002Swan Districts
Emily Bennett26/12/2002Claremont
Emma Nanut4/06/2003Swan Districts
Makaela Tuhakaraina23/08/2003South Fremantle
Matilda Dyke21/02/2002Claremont
Melisha Hardy24/42003Swan Districts
Nyra Anderson24/11/2001Swan Districts
Sarah Lakay20/02/2003Swan Districts
Tessa Doumanis10/10/1999Claremont
 

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VICTORIA
Amanda Ling9/07/2002Oakleigh Chargers
Annie Lee28/08/2003Geelong Falcons
Ashleigh Richards22/10/2003Dandenong Stingrays
Aurora Smith13/12/2003Murray Bushrangers
Brooke Vickers6/03/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Charlie Rowbottom22/01/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Chloe Leonard1/02/2002GWV Rebels
Eliza James1/10/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Elizabeth Dowling31/07/2003Geelong Falcons
Elizabeth Snell14/03/2002Bendigo Pioneers
Ella Friend30/12/2003GWV Rebels
Emelia Yassir25/09/2003Calder Cannons
Gabbi Featherston12/11/2003Geelong Falcons
Georgia Campbell1/09/2003Eastern Ranges
Georgie Prespakis13/03/2003Calder Cannons
Grace Matser3/01/2003Gippsland Power
Imogen Milford2/12/1999Casey Demons
Ingrid Houtsma20/11/2003Geelong Falcons
Jaide Anthony20/11/2003Dandenong Stingrays
Jemima Woods28/05/2003Western Jets
Keeley Sherar29/10/2003Eastern Ranges
Maykaylah Appleby18/07/2003Northern Knights
Olivia Meagher10/12/2002Eastern Ranges
Poppy Schaap28/07/2003Geelong Falcons
Stella Reid10/09/2003Oakleigh Chargers
Tahlia Gillard12/12/2003Calder Cannons
Tahlia Meier19/10/2003GWV Rebels
Tara Slender11/03/2003Bendigo Pioneers
Tarrah Delgado22/08/2003Northern Knights
Tess Craven23/12/2003Geelong Falcons
Zali Friswell30/12/2003Calder Cannons
Nyakoat Dojiok7/01/2003GWV Rebels
Cadhla Schmidli6/06/2003Eastern Ranges
Maeve Chaplin22/08/2002Northern Knights
Sophie Locke24/04/2001Port Melbourne VFLW
TASMANIA
Perri King (TAS)25/08/2003Tasmania/Glenorchy
QLD
Maggie Harmer12/04/2003Maroochydore
Mikayla Pauga10/04/2003Bond University
Abbey Hewett12/04/2003Wilston Grange AFC
Bella Smith5/10/2003Maroochydore
Casey Wynne8/06/3003Coolangatta
Christene Okesene3/09/2002Yeronga AFC
Giselle Davies17/03/2003Bond University
Madison Goodwin7/03/2000Yeronga AFC
Teagan Levi14/08/2003Bond University
Steph O'Brien22/09/1993University of QLD
NT
Ashanti Bush18/08/2002NT Thunder
Bella Clarke22/05/2001NT Thunder
Grace Mulvahil18/04/2003Southern Districts
SA
Abbie Ballard16/04/2002West Adelaide
Brooke Tonon19/09/2003Glenelg
Gypsy Schirmer18/02/2003South Adelaide
Lauren Breguet5/11/2002Central Districts
Leah Cutting14/03/1992Norwood
Tahlita Buethke30/04/2002South Adelaide
Zoe Prowse30/07/2003Sturt
Zoe Venning4/11/2003West Adelaide
NSW
Brodee Mowbray2/09/2002Southern Power
Georgie Fowler19/12/2003East Coast Eagles
Jessica Doyle15/09/2003Manly
Maddy Hendrie17/07/2002UNSW
Teagan Germech24/09/2002Belconnen Magpies
Ally Morphett11/11/2003Murray Bushrangers / Wagga
WA
Amy Franklin4/02/2003Claremont
Charlotte Thomas5/09/2003Subiaco
Courtney Rowley24/09/2003Peel Thunder
Bella Mann16/08/2003Peel Thunder
Beth Schilling1/12/2003Peel Thunder
Chloe Reilly12/10/2003East Fremantle
Dana East10/06/2002Swan Districts
Emily Bennett26/12/2002Claremont
Emma Nanut4/06/2003Swan Districts
Makaela Tuhakaraina23/08/2003South Fremantle
Matilda Dyke21/02/2002Claremont
Melisha Hardy24/42003Swan Districts
Nyra Anderson24/11/2001Swan Districts
Sarah Lakay20/02/2003Swan Districts
Tessa Doumanis10/10/1999Claremont
Georgia Campbell is one of the more interesting selections, with the mobile ruck and Western Bulldogs supporter able to go to the Dogs or Demons under the father-daughter rule due to her dad Adrian.
Another potential father-daughter selection is Jorja Livingstone, who could follow in her father Tim’s footsteps to the Tigers.
 

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Tara Slender firming as the popular pick for us in the draft with Ella Friend the late bolter.
Yeah same type of player, either would be great, we can get a gun mid with our 2nd 1st Rd pick 16
Interesting questions:
1) will we nominate Jorja Livingstone as a Father/Daughter?
2) if we take the 4 draft picks & redraft Akec Makur-Chuot, will we look at a VFLW player, like Sophie Locke in our later picks 55 & 57?
3) or will we look at a delisted free agent like say Kate Gillespie-Jones to fill one spot?
The 2 x 1st Rd picks will be taken but the later picks on how they're used will be interesting
 

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Yeah same type of player, either would be great, we can get a gun mid with our 2nd 1st Rd pick 16
Interesting questions:
1) will we nominate Jorja Livingstone as a Father/Daughter?
2) if we take the 4 draft picks & redraft Akec Makur-Chuot, will we look at a VFLW player, like Sophie Locke in our later picks 55 & 57?
3) or will we look at a delisted free agent like say Kate Gillespie-Jones to fill one spot?
The 2 x 1st Rd picks will be taken but the later picks on how they're used will be interesting
I reckon Livingston and Akec wil be our later 2 draft picks now. I expect Sophie Locke to be gone before those picks
 

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What posi she play and what’s the criteria for father daughter
Plays mid/forward I hear.

Father just has to play 1 game for daughter to be eligible
Yes what TigermanM2 said
Slender plays KPD/KPF & midfield
Father/Daughter criteria, the father had to play only 1 game for the club.
Jorja's father Tim Livingstone, our Head of Player and Coach Development, played 8 games in the 1992–1993 AFL seasons
 

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Yes what TigermanM2 said
Slender plays KPD/KPF & midfield
Father/Daughter criteria, the father had to play only 1 game for the club.
Jorja's father Tim Livingstone, our Head of Player and Coach Development, played 8 games in the 1992–1993 AFL seasons
Is our most pressing need a KPF or defender with KB , CW and Cordner and miller solid in those areas or is she best available talent too good to pass over
 

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Is our most pressing need a KPF or defender with KB , CW and Cordner and miller solid in those areas or is she best available talent too good to pass over
wakefield is getting on in age & Slender is a direct replacement
& yes Slender is the best available talent & too good to pass over
Think of her as McKenzie 2.0,
The most versatile player in the state, and possibly across the country.
Tara Slender has massive upside - a really good kick, great attack on the ball, very good overhead.
she can adapt in any situation, and is as balanced as they come with an ability to win the ball in the air or at ground level.
Capable of playing in defence, up forward or even through the midfield, Slender knows how to find the ball, can clunk marks and lay fierce tackles.
She's a jet
 

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Here is some info on the 3 girls likely to be in the frame at our pick 3 (Vic). Prespakis and Rowbottom were rated #1 and #2.

#3 Tara Slender (Bendigo Pioneers/Vic Country)
03/11/2003 | 175cm
Tall Utility

Key strengths:
Versatility, contested marking, footy smarts, positioning

Despite a somewhat interrupted season for the AFL Women’s Academy member, playing only the five games due to injury and AFLW Under 19s Championships commitments, Slender still showed why she is a top-end prospect; stepping up from her role as a rebounding intercept defender, to be a forward and midfielder this year in a remarkable display of versatility. Arguably the NAB League Girls’ Most Valuable Player for her side, the Pioneers were a far better team with her in it, and averaging a massive 4.2 marks as well as 5.2 tackles along with her 16.2 disposals shows she has no trouble winning the ball in the air, one-on-one or at ground level. A natural leader co-captaining the Pioneers, Slender could fill any role at AFL Women’s level and has some great upside for the future as well.

#4 Stella Reid (Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro)
10/09/2003 | 173cm
Medium Utility

Key strengths:
Versatility, spread, skills, goal sense

A natural ball-winner with a slick left foot and smooth-moving ability, Reid has proven she can play on all three lines of the field. Starting off half-back and pushing up to a wing, Reid finished her season up forward and ended up slotting 15 goals in 11 games, including three in Oakleigh’s premiership win. She averaged 1.4 goals for the season from 20.1 disposals, 4.5 marks and 3.2 inside 50s per game, looked to as a key player to move the ball in transition. She used it well by hand or foot and was able to find space with ease. Multiple times a game Reid would make you wonder how she got in so much space even when tearing it up, but credit to her work rate and smarts to be able to find the open space and then punish the opposition through either her disposal or on the scoreboard.

#5 Ella Friend (GWV Rebels/Vic Country)
30/12/2003 | 175cm
Tall Forward/Wing

Key strengths:
Contested marking, mobility, upside, penetrating kick

The top contested marking player in the draft crop, Friend will be a highly sought after talent for her ability to not only clunk the big grabs, but use her penetrating left boot in both the midfield and forward lines. Transitioning from centre half-forward to a wing in the second half of the season, Friend showcased her mobility and her knack for for winning the ball in multiple areas of the field. Only two days away from being a bottom-ager, expect Friend to have plenty of upside left in her and would be a great target for a team needing a key target up forward who can also work hard up the ground. She averaged the 16.0 disposals, 4.3 marks and 2.9 tackles per game in the 2021 season, and slotted two goals on debut for the Western Bulldogs’ VFLW side. A good size at 175cm to play anywhere on the ground.
 

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These are the girls in the # 11 (Vic) range, our second pick.


#8 Amanda Ling (Oakleigh Chargers/Vic Metro)
09/07/2002 | 161cm
Inside Midfielder

Key strengths:
Clean hands, acceleration, endurance, work rate

The first 19th year prospect to feature in this list, Ling has had an outstanding season and shown why the move to an Under 19s competition was important. Despite standing at just 161cm, she is hard to bring down, very slippery in tackles and always able to get her hands free. She is really clean with her hands, and can burst away with a mix of acceleration and endurance, capped off by a high work rate through the midfield. She averaged 17.9 disposals, 2.2 marks, 6.5 tackles and 3.2 inside 50s in season 2021 for the Oakleigh Chargers, whilst playing the two games for Vic Metro thus far, averaging 16 disposals and six tackles. Already managing a game at VFLW level for Port Melbourne and not looking out of place, Ling showed she is a big-game player by taking home the best afield medal in the 2021 NAB League Girls Grand Final.

#9 Annie Lee (Geelong Falcons/Vic Country)
28/08/2003 | 169cm
Medium Defender

Key strengths:
Marking, rebounding, consistency, composure

The reliable rebounding defender barely put a foot wrong all season and was a player her teammates could rely upon to use the ball well out of defence. Her strengths were clearly her intercept marking, where she latched onto 5.1 marks per game to go with 16.9 disposals and 4.5 rebound 50s. Already she has managed the two games at VFLW level, and was outstanding for Vic Country in her three games, holding up the fort in defence well and providing some good rebound with almost five rebound 50s per game there. At 169cm she can play against tall or small opponents because she reads the ball well in flight and shows good composure when with it. As a whole, Lee just ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what she is capable of doing.

#10 Perri King (Tasmania Devils/Allies)
25/08/2003 | 170cm
Balanced Midfielder

Key strengths:
Acceleration, tackling, clearances, accumulation

The sole Tasmanian AFL Women’s Academy member has the best balance between offensive and defensive capabilities, not only able to average 19.7 disposals and 4.2 inside 50s, but she amassed a whopping 9.4 tackles per game for the Devils in the NAB League Girls competition. On debut for North Melbourne VFLW she laid another seven tackles to go with 15 touches, and had the 10.5 tackles with 14.5 disposals, at the AFLW Under 19 Championships. But there is more to King than just ball-winning and tackling, with the athletic talent able to burst out of the stoppage and extract from tight situations. At times could add a touch more composure with her kicking, but her upside compiled with her well-balanced, two-way running is what makes her an outstanding prospect and rounding out the top 10.

#11 Aurora Smith (Murray Bushrangers/Vic Country)
13/12/2003 | 165cm
Wing

Key strengths:
Speed, work rate, accumulation, outside game

The premier pure wing in the NAB League Girls competition bounced back from a quiet game against Vic Metro in the AFLW Under 19 Championships, to really dominate in her final two outings against South Australia and Queensland. She knows how to find the ball and is a natural running wing which she showcased all year for Murray Bushrangers. Another player whom given an extra month would be a bottom-ager, really impressed in her draft-eligibly year, averaging 20.7 disposals – almost double what her prior two seasons were. She drove the ball inside 50 four times per game, and had more than two rebound 50s per match as well, providing great run and carry down the wing going forward, something that really caught the eye on a regular basis.

#12 Georgia Campbell (Eastern Ranges/Vic Metro)
01/09/2003 | 182cm
Ruck/Key Forward

Key strengths:
Ruck work, mobility, forward presence, high impact

The upside for father-daughter eligible prospect Georgia Campbell is quite impressive, with the talented ruck able to rest up forward for parts during games due to Eastern Ranges’ abundance of rucks. There she was still able to kick five goals in eight games to go with her 20.9 hitouts, and also slotted a goal for Vic Metro while averaging a higher 12 disposals, and 12 hitouts at the AFL Women’s Under 19 Championships. The Western Bulldogs supporter is eligible to go to the Dogs, or Melbourne, and will be nominated in the near future. She has great mobility for a ruck and can get around the ground and be an option, and also provide a good presence when inside 50 which makes her difficult to contain.

#13 Nyakoat Dojiok (GWV Rebels/Vic Country)
07/01/2003 | 175cm
Tall Defender/Wing

Key strengths:
Speed, power, reading the play, intercepting

The running defender has some seriously eye-catching traits with her combination of acceleration and power making her hard to slow down when she is up and about. A traditional half-back, Dojiok can read the ball in flight with ease and float across contests to intercept, or drop into the hole when a high ball comes into defence. She knows where to stand when the play is headed towards her and her metres gained are massive compared to a lot of her contemporaries. She is often a get-and-go player, always looking to move on the ball, and whilst her kicking at times needs sharpening up, her development over the past few years at the Rebels has certainly improved and makes her one of the better intercept defenders going around.

#14 Emelia Yassir (Calder Cannons/Vic Metro)
25/09/2003 | 160cm
Balanced Midfielder

Key strengths:
Contested work, aggression, disposal, high impact

Bursting onto the scene as a 15-year-old during Calder Cannons’ run to the 2019 NAB League Girls Grand Final, Yassir played 11 games in her debut season to hold her own against much older opponents. In her top-age year, Yassir lifted her numbers to 16.7 disposals, 3.9 tackles and 3.1 inside 50s to be a crucial player in the Cannons’ forward half of the ground. Her contested work and aggression around the football makes her a player that would do anything to win the football and shows a high level of football nous, along with high impact in the games. She will generally use it well going forward, and whilst she might only be the 160cm, could settle as a midfielder or defensive forward with her traits and skillset.

#15 Gabbi Featherston (Geelong Falcons/Vic Country)
12/11/2003 | 169cm
Medium Forward/Ruck

Key strengths:
Vertical leap, penetrating kick, aggression, upside

Standing at 169cm you would not expect someone to be listed as a ruck, but such is Featherston’s leaping ability that she has indeed become a secondary ruck at NAB League Girls level. Pinch-hitting in there to average 4.3 hitouts per game, Featherston is at her most dominant around the half-forward line where she can lead out, clunk grabs and show great courage in the air or at ground level. Whilst she could improve her composure around goal – she had plenty of chances that were opportunities which went begging – her ability to have so many chances and create opportunities is impressive. She is a raw talent with plenty of upside, and with a long, penetrating kick and strong hands, she is a valuable addition to any forward line.

#16 Poppy Schaap (Geelong Falcons/Vic Country)
28/07/2003 | 153cm
Small Forward/Midfielder

Key strengths:
Clean hands, goal sense, composure, accumulation

A really impressive small midfielder, Schaap might be the smallest one going around at 153cm, but she packs a punch and has some unbelievable traits. Her best trait is her clean hands, rarely making a fumble at ground level and able to dish off to teammates in order to create goal-scoring opportunities. As a forward, Schaap slotted eight goals in nine games, often finding space where few could to snap around her body in big moments. She also slotted three goals in her three Vic Country games at the AFLW Under 19 Championships, and laid plenty pf tackles along the way. Her defensive pressure is right up there with her other key strengths, though it is hard to look past her ball-winning skills, composure and goal sense, and is a perfect pressure forward who can push up into the midfield.
 

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wakefield is getting on in age & Slender is a direct replacement
& yes Slender is the best available talent & too good to pass over
Think of her as McKenzie 2.0,
The most versatile player in the state, and possibly across the country.
Tara Slender has massive upside - a really good kick, great attack on the ball, very good overhead.
she can adapt in any situation, and is as balanced as they come with an ability to win the ball in the air or at ground level.
Capable of playing in defence, up forward or even through the midfield, Slender knows how to find the ball, can clunk marks and lay fierce tackles.
She's a jet
Saw a post yesterday from Courtney Wakefield saying she was going to retire after last season but decided to go around for one more so next season looks likely to be her last.

Getting Slender in for a year while Wakefield is there is perfect IMO. No pressure on her to come straight in and make an impact like there was on Ellie Mc. Can ease herself into the season.
 

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Saw a post yesterday from Courtney Wakefield saying she was going to retire after last season but decided to go around for one more so next season looks likely to be her last.

Getting Slender in for a year while Wakefield is there is perfect IMO. No pressure on her to come straight in and make an impact like there was on Ellie Mc. Can ease herself into the season.
It has to be Slender or Friend. Reid is a very nice type but more of an accumulator than someone able to rip a game apart as a key forward like Slender or Friend could.
 
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You seem to be warming on Friend.
It has to be Slender or Friend. Reid is a very nice type but more of an accumulator than someone able to rip a game apart as a key forward like Slender or Friend could.
If Slender is 3rd best, then Friend would be close 4th or 5th best
Agree with Reid, hasn't got what Slender/Friend can give us, we can get a Reid type with our 2nd pick
 

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Saw a post yesterday from Courtney Wakefield saying she was going to retire after last season but decided to go around for one more so next season looks likely to be her last.

Getting Slender in for a year while Wakefield is there is perfect IMO. No pressure on her to come straight in and make an impact like there was on Ellie Mc. Can ease herself into the season.
Yeah makes sense then, Slender or Friend it is :)
 

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I must say I like the fact that Slender was captain of Bendigo Pioneers. These are the girls that will drive the culture of the club in future years.
Exactly TigermanM2, She makes others around her play better
No wonder Vic Country played well & beat the highly fancied Vic Metro, no small part due to Slender, really stood tall in the U/18 chanps
 

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