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Huntington the pick of the bunch

October 18, 2017 12:23 PM

AFLW Pick 1 - Isabel Huntington Watch playing highlights of the Western Bulldogs' top selection, and number one overall pick in the NAB AFLW Draft, Isabel Huntington.
The Bulldogs have taken Isabel Huntington with the first pick overall in the 2018 NAB AFLW Draft. - AFLW Draft,AFLW

The Bulldogs have taken Isabel Huntington with the first pick overall in the 2018 NAB AFLW Draft.

Isabel Huntington will wear the red, white and blue in 2018, after being selected by the Western Bulldogs as pick one at today’s NAB AFLW draft.

Recognised for her impressive goal kicking skills and ability to move into the midfield, Huntington has proved to be an incredibly versatile player during her time at the Sandringham Dragons and Melbourne University.

Huntington impressed in the 2016 AFL youth girls’ national championships where she gained more than 30 possessions and booted five goals in one game.

The 18-year-old was forced to miss a year of football after rupturing her ACL during last years under 18’s curtain raiser to the women’s exhibition match at Bulldogs’ heartland, Victoria University Whitten Oval.

Western Bulldogs AFLW Coach, Paul Groves shared his excitement about securing Huntington for the 2018 season.

“We’re really excited to have Isabel on board for next year,” he said.

“She’s an incredibly versatile player.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing what she can bring to our forward line, while assisting our already strong group of midfielders,” he said.