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Q&A: Emma Zielke

Emma Zielke poses for a photo during the 2015 AFL Womens Draft at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on April 20, 2015. (Photo: Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)
Emma Zielke poses for a photo during the 2015 AFL Womens Draft at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on April 20, 2015. (Photo: Darrian Traynor/AFL Media)

Name: Emma Zielke

Age: 27

Height: 169cm

Occupation: Executive Assistant

Local club: Coorparoo

Position: Midfield/forward

First starting playing football: 19

How you got involved in football: Switched from soccer to try something new.

Achievements: Melbourne Football Club (2014), QLD Women’s State Team (2011, 2014), QWAFL Best and Fairest (2014)

AFL team supported: Hawthorn

Biggest influence on your football: Probably Damien Richards (head coach Coorparoo 2013-2014). He was always really honest with me, never sugar coats anything and always tells me how it is. He also respected me and my opinion and always took it on board. He helped me on and off the field with my leadership skills.

If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be: Michael Jordan, Justin Bieber, Mila Kunis

Best advice you’ve ever received: Never be content with your achievements because there is always something you can do better or improve on.