Women's Footy AFLW Draft- Tuesday 11am Fox Footy

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Got through our early picks without a bid for Grant...surely that's good news.

Our next pick is pick 47, so does that mean we will get her for only pick 47?
 

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Got any info on her? Names not really familiar but that highlight package looked really good
Only seen a bit of her play but is an extremely handy small defender that can push into the midfield

Held her own playing small defender for Collingwood VFLW for most of the year
 

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We've easily won this draft no matter what happens now four top 10 picks and not using one for Grant I was certain we'd have to use pick 9 or 10 for her.

We are building some very solid foundations for the next 5+ years and don't forget that player movement won't be as common from this year forward with longer contracts now available along with larget talent pools.
 
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We've easily won this draft no matter what happens now four top 10 picks and not using one for Grant I was certain we'd have to use pick 9 or 10 for her.

We are building some very solid foundations for the next 5+ years and don't forget that player movement won't be as common from this year forward with longer contracts now available along with larget talent pools.
Pending how our selections actually eventuate on the field and whether they live up to expectations of course.
 

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Pick 1 – Gabby Newton

Age:
18
Height:
175cm
Club:
Northern Knights/Carlton VFLW

Gabby Newton’s credentials speak for themselves, after two dominant underage seasons for Victoria Metro and the Northern Knights.

Newton averaged 16 disposals, four marks and four tackles per game as Victoria Metro went through the 2019 NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships undefeated, earning All Australian selection for the second year running.

The 178-centimetre utility also captained the Knights to the 2019 NAB League Girls premiership, averaging 19 disposals and five tackles per game to claim back-to-back Knights’ best and fairest awards and be named in the NAB League Team of the Year.
Pick 6 – Nell Morris-Dalton

Age:
18
Height: 176cm
Club: Northern Knights/Darebin Falcons VFLW

A strong pre-season paid off for Nell Morris-Dalton, who made her presence felt in important games – largely as a key forward.

The 18-year-old had a major impact in the Northern Knights’ NAB League finals campaign, kicking seven goals across the two matches and earning selection in the Team of the Year.

Morris-Dalton also represented Victoria Metro at the NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships and featured at VFLW level for the Darebin Falcons.

Pick 8 – Gemma Lagioia

Age:
18
Height: 160cm
Club: Oakleigh Chargers/Collingwood VFLW

Gemma Lagioia is a proven ball-winner with elite speed.

The 18-year-old averaged almost 15 disposals per match for the Oakleigh Chargers in the NAB League, and represented Victoria Metro and Collingwood VFL throughout the year.

Lagioia was a member of the Magpies’ VFLW premiership side, which defeated the Bulldogs in the final.




Pick 9 – Elisabeth Georgostathis

Age:
18
Height: 161cm
Club: Western Jets/Western Bulldogs VFLW

Pulling on the red, white and blue will be familiar for Elisabeth Georgostathis.

The western suburbs product has come through the Western Jets program in the NAB League, before representing the Bulldogs in the VFLW competition and Victoria Metro.

Georgostathis captained the Jets and won their best and fairest, averaging almost 20 disposals and more than four tackles per game to feature in the NAB League Team of the Year.



The Western Bulldogs have the following selections remaining.



Pick 47 - Isabella Grant
Age:
18
Height: 175cm
Club: Western Jets

Isabella Grant has followed in the footsteps of her famous father, Chris, and becomes the Bulldogs’ first father-daughter selection.

The 18-year-old has come through Spotswood FC and the Western Jets, before representing Victoria Metro.

A member of the 2019 NAB League Team of the Year, Grant has made her name primarily as a forward with strong marking ability and good forward craft.



Pick 48 - Britney Gutknecht
Age:
18
Height: 168cm
Club: Northern Knights/Carlton VFLW
The Bulldogs have welcomed a third Northern Knights product in the draft, in ball-winner Britney Gutknecht.

A member of the Knights’ 2019 NAB League premiership team, Gutknect averaged almost 17 tackles and five tackles per game for the Knights.

The 18-year-old also represented Victoria Metro and featured at VFLW level for Carlton.


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Round 4

Pick 62 - Amelia Van Oosterwijck
Age:
18
Height: 164cm
Club: Oakleigh Chargers


Amelia Van Oosterwijck is a small midfielder with pace to burn.

The 18-year-old averaged 11 disposals and 5.1 tackles per game for the Oakleigh Chargers in the 2019 NAB League competition, and represented Victoria Metro.

Van Oosterwijck joins her Chargers’ teammate Gemma Lagioia (pick eight) on the Bulldogs’ list.
 

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Nell the tallest at 176 cm. Do we already have a lot of talls or is that tall for AFLW?
No idea what the averages are for AFLW as a whole but for the general population Australian males are close to 10% taller than females. Using that as a rough guide, a 176cm female footballer would be on about the same centile as a 194cm male player, relative to peers. So my guess is 176cm is a pretty decent height for a female footballer.

The average height of our 2019 AFLW list was 170.5cm (still taller than Caleb!) and the tallest was Celine Moody at a modest 186cm. That's the height of an average sized midfielder on the men's list.

Obviously at the extremes there will be the occasional female version of a Tim English as well. By way of example there are plenty of female pro basketballers well over 190cm, even before you add the 10%. Lauren Jackson starred as a 196cm giant a decade ago. Liz Cambage is a staggering 206cm.
 

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