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The list size is 30. 4 spots available at the moment. 2 reserved for Rowbottom and Teagan Levi. Plenty more talent in the academy including indigenous girls.
Are you suggesting we're likely to draft one or both of the Cockatoo twins?
 

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The Victorian

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Speaking of the Levi's, Maddy is competing at Tokyo in the Rugby 7s starting Thursday. Times below:

Thursday
11:30am- Australia v Japan
6:30pm- Australia v China

Friday
11:30am- Australia v USA
7pm- Q Final if finish 2nd
7:30pm- Q Final if finish 1st

Saturday
12pm- Semi Final if finish 2nd
12:30pm- Semi Final if finish 1st
6:30pm- Bronze Medal match
7pm- Gold Medal match
 

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SUNS add four in 2021 NAB AFLW Draft


The Gold Coast SUNS have welcomed four new players to the club in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.

The SUNS held the number one pick in the draft and selected top Victorian talent Charlie Rowbottom after the midfielder made headlines last week by deciding to nominate for the Queensland draft pool.



The club then selected SUNS Academy midfielder Teagan Levi with pick #6 who became the first Queenslander to be taken in the draft.



With pick #8, the SUNS were able to secure exciting Northern Territory and SUNS Academy product Ashanti Bush, who is a dangerous forward with great football smarts.



The SUNS’ final selection in the draft was pick #30, with the club taking another local Academy product in tall defender Giselle Davies.



SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said the club was excited to welcome its newest recruits to the Austworld Centre.



“We’re thrilled to be able to secure four top-quality players in the draft this year,” Sessarago said.



“To have three picks in the top 10 is a fantastic result for the club and it is also extremely pleasing to see three SUNS Academy players progress through the pathway to our AFLW list.



“We think each of the girls selected will be able to add value to different areas of our list and they all have attributes which will be well-suited to AFLW football.”



The SUNS now have a full list of 30 players, with pre-season for the upcoming AFLW season getting underway on September 1.



Player Profiles:



Charlie Rowbottom:


Rowbottom is viewed as one of the best young talents in the country and was named in the starting midfield of the 2021 NAB AFLW U19 All Australian team while also being a NAB AFLW Academy member. The 18-year-old is a powerful midfielder who can also cause serious damage inside 50 with her finishing skills. Rowbottom’s height and skillset make her difficult to contain as an inside midfielder, while she also has the ability to go forward and hit the scoreboard through her overhead marking and booming kick.



Teagan Levi:

Levi deservedly becomes the first Queenslander to be taken in this year’s draft after a prolific season at Under 19 level. The 17-year-old excels as an inside midfielder where she can use her agility and strength to break away from stoppages. She was named in the starting midfield of the 2021 NAB AFLW U19 All Australian team and is a NAB AFLW Academy member. She posted excellent results in the NAB AFLW Combine tests, finishing second all-time in the vertical jump and equal-fifth all-time in the running vertical jump (left foot). Like her sister, Levi is also a cross-code rugby sevens athlete where she excels with her physicality.



Ashanti Bush:

Hailing from Beswick, a small Indigenous community about 80km east of Katherine, Bush has played a handful of games with Hawthorn’s VFLW team this year. She’s a highly skilful forward with strong hands overhead, but is also equally dangerous at ground level with her evasiveness and football smarts. Bush is a NAB AFLW Academy and NT-based SUNS Academy member and follows in the footsteps of fellow NT product Janet Baird who was drafted by the SUNS in 2020.



Giselle Davies:

A tall defender with excellent foot skills, Davies was an Under 15 All Australian and represented Queensland this year at the NAB AFLW Under 19 Championships. She is a Southport Sharks junior who made her senior football debut at that club before moving to Bond University for the 2021 QAFLW season, going on to play in the Grand Final team earlier this month. Standing at 180cm, the 18-year-old is also a capable overhead mark and is able to use her size to out-body her opponents. She has shown the ability to intercept and is a good decision-maker with ball in hand.
 

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AFLW news update!

New AFLW teams from 2022/23, two new rules for 2021/22 and a look at the AFLW rivalries!
 

The Victorian

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Will be interesting to see where our matches are played. The cricket pitch is in at Metricon with first match scheduled in October with matches in December then February. Why would they take the pitch out then put it back in?

This probably proves why we need the proposed AFLW grandstand and mini arena on oval no.2! This will obviously not happen for this season but hopefully in the future?

Potential season dates:
Round 1: Thu 9- Sun 12 December
Round 2: Fri 17- Sun 19 December
Bye: Christmas weekend
Round 3: Fri 31 Dec- Sun 2 January
Round 4: Fri 7- Sun 9 January
Round 5: Fri 14- Sun 16 January
Round 6: Fri 21- Sun 23 January
Round 7: Fri 28- Sun 30 January
Round 8: Fri 4- Sun 6 February
Round 9: Fri 11- Sun 13 February
Round 10: Fri 18- Sun 20 February
Finals Week 1: Sat 26/Sun 27 February
Finals Week 2: Sat 5/Sun 6 March
Grand Final: Saturday 12 March

There is a 10 round season scheduled for this coming season so we would have 5 home games and 5 away games. I am sure one of the games will got to Mackay. The other four games could be spread around the coast at Southport, Broadbeach and Bond Uni with potentially the last round might be able to be at Metricon Stadium as well as any finals we host if we qualify.
 

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This is a big deal for women's footy on the Gold Coast. Not only do we now have a third team in the top level QAFLW competition with Southport joining Bond University and Coolangatta, but it happens to be the Southport Sharks who will put forward some serious money and resources to ensure they win flags & produce AFLW players. I suspect Southport will win a QAFLW premiership within the next two years and will produce many future AFLW players for us. It's also nice to have a QAFLW team that's geographically located further north to give the girls of the northern GC a better option to play top level state footy. Bond can continue to pull players from the central GC and Cooly obviously pulls talent from the southern GC. We're in a strong position going forward in terms of grassroots women's footy.
 

The Victorian

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This is a big deal for women's footy on the Gold Coast. Not only do we now have a third team in the top level QAFLW competition with Southport joining Bond University and Coolangatta, but it happens to be the Southport Sharks who will put forward some serious money and resources to ensure they win flags & produce AFLW players. I suspect Southport will win a QAFLW premiership within the next two years and will produce many future AFLW players for us. It's also nice to have a QAFLW team that's geographically located further north to give the girls of the northern GC a better option to play top level state footy. Bond can continue to pull players from the central GC and Cooly obviously pulls talent from the southern GC. We're in a strong position going forward in terms of grassroots women's footy.
Great news for GC women’s footy!
 

The Victorian

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Does anyone know when our coaching team will be announced? A lot of other AFLW clubs have locked in their coaches but we haven't. I am expecting big changes.
 

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Both Levi sisters has been offered the opportunity of a full-time position as part of the Australian Women’s Rugby program ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and will be forced to put their promising AFLW careers on hold.
 

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