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Jen2310

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state combine invitees.

Queensland
Annise Bradfield (Southport)
Beth Pinchin (Coolangatta)
Brooke Spence (Coorparoo)
Chloe Gregory (Maroochydore)
Christine Okesene (Yeronga)
Courtney Bromage (Yeronga)
Daisy D'Arcy (Hermit Park)
Ebony Peterson (Coolangatta)
Laura Blue (Coorparoo)
Lucy Single (Bond University)
Madison Goodwin (Yeronga)
Maddison Levi (Bond University)
Zimmorlei Farquharson (Calamvale/Yeronga)

The Queensland and Northern Territory testing will be done on Saturday, October 3, while a date is not yet locked in for the Victorian girls to test due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

 

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Bond Uni and Coolangatta have finished in the top 2 positions on the QAFLW ladder after big wins today in the final round of the home and away season. I'd say there's an excellent chance the GC two teams will meet in the Grand Final for the first ever all-Gold Coast QAFLW GF.

Keep an eye on Maddison Levi from Bond Uni. She is an absolute gun who will be on our AFLW list next month.
 

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Jen2310

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AFLW All-Australian Sarah Perkins is poised to play for Gold Coast in 2021.

Victorian Perkins, 27, has nominated Queensland as her region of choice in the state-based women's draft, which will be held on the night of October 6.

Key forward Perkins burst onto the scene in the first year of AFLW in 2017, booting four goals for Adelaide in the final round against Collingwood to get the Crows into a grand final against the Brisbane Lions, a match Adelaide ultimately won.

Perkins was named in the All-Australian team that year after kicking 11 majors for the season.

However she gradually fell out of favour with the Crows, missing selection for the 2019 grand final against Carlton and being delisted at the end of that season.

She was overlooked in last year's draft but joined Melbourne as a train-on player, eventually playing three matches for the injury-hit Demons as a top-up player.

Perkins kicked a goal in the qualifying final win over Greater Western Sydney before the season was prematurely ended - without a premiership being awarded - because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However as Perkins was only a top-up player for the Dees, she was not eligible to be re-signed by the club in last month's sign and trade period.


She had to nominate for the draft instead. Despite being a Melbourne local, Perkins has instead chosen to nominate in the Queensland draft pool, meaning she is only eligible to be selected by the Suns and the Lions.
Sources close to the situation indicated that the Lions had not shown any interest in Perkins, and that is the Suns' interest which has enticed her to the Sunshine State.
 

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AFLW All-Australian Sarah Perkins is poised to play for Gold Coast in 2021.

Victorian Perkins, 27, has nominated Queensland as her region of choice in the state-based women's draft, which will be held on the night of October 6.

Key forward Perkins burst onto the scene in the first year of AFLW in 2017, booting four goals for Adelaide in the final round against Collingwood to get the Crows into a grand final against the Brisbane Lions, a match Adelaide ultimately won.

Perkins was named in the All-Australian team that year after kicking 11 majors for the season.

However she gradually fell out of favour with the Crows, missing selection for the 2019 grand final against Carlton and being delisted at the end of that season.

She was overlooked in last year's draft but joined Melbourne as a train-on player, eventually playing three matches for the injury-hit Demons as a top-up player.

Perkins kicked a goal in the qualifying final win over Greater Western Sydney before the season was prematurely ended - without a premiership being awarded - because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However as Perkins was only a top-up player for the Dees, she was not eligible to be re-signed by the club in last month's sign and trade period.


She had to nominate for the draft instead. Despite being a Melbourne local, Perkins has instead chosen to nominate in the Queensland draft pool, meaning she is only eligible to be selected by the Suns and the Lions.
Sources close to the situation indicated that the Lions had not shown any interest in Perkins, and that is the Suns' interest which has enticed her to the Sunshine State.
Didn't see that coming but happy to have her on the list if she can still play at the standard required of a current AFLW player.

Clearly our list managers have identified experienced mature recruits as a priority this off season. We've already brought in Drennan (29) and adding Perkins (27) should help the younger girls even more. Outside of Kindy Howarth, I felt we struggled a little bit to kick goals this year so to add another scoring option is a good thing.

So I'd say we already know four players we are going to draft this year - Maddison Levi (Gold Coast), Annise Bradfield (Gold Coast), Daisy D'Arcy (Townsville) and Sarah Perkins (Melbourne). Considering we traded two players (Smith and Hammans) and delisted five others, that leaves two extra draft spots open when you consider Drennan has taken another list spot. My guess is we'll draft Lucy Single (New Zealand/Gold Coast) and an older state player from SA, WA or NSW/ACT.
 

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Minor Premiers Bond Uni found a way to choke their premiership chances again this year after a surprising 35 point prelim loss to Yeronga over the weekend. It should probably be pointed out that 3 of the 6 bests named for Yeronga that day were actually our AFLW listed players - Jade Pregelj, Jacqui Yorston and Sam Virgo. Certainly disappointing for the season to end this way for Bond but they'll be back next year with a strong team.

Better news in the other prelim where the Coolangatta Bluebirds defeated Maroochydore by 22 points. Quite a few of our AFLW girls were influential for Cooly that day as well with Paige Parker, Leah Kaslar, Kate Surman and Kitara Farrar all playing well. Lauren James kicked a bag of 6 in the prelim which I'm guessing may catch the eye of some AFLW recruiters out there. So the 2020 QAFLW Grand Final between Coolangatta and Yeronga is this Saturday afternoon at Bond University. As a Suns fan, you probably can't really lose either way because there's a decent amount of our girls on both teams but the Gold Coaster in me is pulling for Cooly.

Special shoutout to the Southport women's team competing in the QFAW Div 1 (one level below QAFLW) Grand Final this Saturday against Surfers Paradise. It is Southport's inaugural women's season and they've already collected a minor premiership as well as a Grand Final spot. That game will be played immediately after the QAFLW GF at Bond University. I've written this before in this thread but don't be surprised to see Southport enter the QAFLW next season. The Sharks have made no secret of the fact that they want to enter the QAFLW as soon as possible and clearly they have taken this season very seriously. 2021 could be a big year for Southport with the men competing in the new VFL and the women competing in the QAFLW.
 

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