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AFL Women's Team Player Profiles

Aasta O'Connor

Position: Defender/Ruck
Height:
180cm
D.O.B:
Recruited From: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 2, Pick 12 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Former Bulldogs AFL Women’s Exhibition Series captain. Expected to be a strong leader down back, but has also played as a mobile ruck option throughout her career.

Brooke Lochland

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
159cm
D.O.B: 3/5/91
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 7, Pick 53 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Returned to Australia in 2014 after an extended period on the international speed skating circuit.  Has elite endurance and an impressive work ethic.




Ellyse Gamble

Position: Ruck
Height:
180cm
D.O.B: 16/9/97
Recruited From: Burnie Dockers (TAS)
Last Drafted: Round 9, Pick 69 (2016 AFLW Draft)

Hard-working ruck who can play forward when needed. Had some fantastic results in the AFL’s talent search program in Tasmania and continues to develop.















Emma Kearney

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
168cm
D.O.B: 24/9/89
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Priority Selection






Has gone from strength to strength as a tough and highly skilled midfielder who works hard all day. A great leader on the field. Has also played elite-level cricket for Victoria and the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL.

Hayley Wildes

Position: Defender
Height:
166cm
D.O.B: 22/6/90
Recruited From: Cranbourne (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 6, Pick 44 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Wildes is an up-and-coming young midfielder who has found her feet in open-age football very quickly. Clean and tough and a great reader of the game, she will only improve with my exposure at senior level.



Jess Gardner

Position: Utility
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 17, Pick 1311 (2016 AFLW Draft)

Hard running utility, with pace.  Was influential during finals campaign with the St.Kilda Sharks.













Kate Tyndall

Position: Outside Midfielder
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 15, Pick 117 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Another member of the all-conquering Darebin Falcon VFL Women's premiership team who played well in their 2016 grand final triumph as an outside midfielder.







Kimberley Ebb

Position: Outside Midfielder/Running Defender
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 6/4/87
Recruited From: Seaford (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 5, Pick 37 (2016 AFLW Draft)






A veteran of over 200 VWFL games, Ebb uses her experience to full measure. She is a hard running and highly skilled half-back and midfielder. A true competitor that leaves nothing in the tank.

Kirsty Lamb

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
-
D.O.B: 27/6/94
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 6, Pick 53 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Inside midfielder who along with Emma Kearney will juggle her cricket commitments as a member of the Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League.

Lauren Moorecroft

Position: Key Defender
Height:
168cm
D.O.B: 4/5/87
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 13, Pick 101 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Reliable and a great team player, Morecroft is the quintessential hard-nosed, hard running key defender. Strong in the air, great in one-on-one contests and offering wonderful support to teammates.

Lisa Williams

Position: Outside Midfielder
Height:
159cm
D.O.B: 3/5/91
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 12, Pick 92 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Experienced, classy midfielder that will provide great outside pace. 




Rommy Timmins

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: -
Last Drafted: Round 6, Pick 53 (2016 AFLW Draft)






A hard at the ball mid and a natural leader, returning to the game after time-off to complete studies and travel. A former captain of the Berwick Hawks women’s team in the VWFL.

Bailey Hunt

Position: Key Defender
Height:

D.O.B: 
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 8, Pick 60 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Young key defender still learning the ropes, but with plenty of upside.


Courtney Clarkson

Position: Key forward
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: Cranbourne (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 16, Pick 124 (2016 AFLW Draft)

Young key forward who has been a stand out for local club, Cranbourne. Plenty of upside.












Ellie Blackburn

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 18/12/94
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Marquee Player Selection







Blackburn is a rising star of the women’s game, an elite and fearless inside midfielder with agility and poise. Prolific ball-winner with a prodigious kick, Blackburn is regularly at the top of the stats sheet and one of the most influential players in the VFL Women's competition. A four-time All-Australian at youth level, she is starting to make her mark in in senior competition.

For a detailed bio and video interview with marquee player Ellie Blackburn, click here.

Hannah Scott

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
170cm
D.O.B: 10/3/90
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick 21 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Scott is a versatile player with a good engine. She has clean hands and is accurate by foot. She enjoys the physical side of footy and never shies away from a contest. Being a dual premiership player at local level, Scott is hungry for success on the big stage.

Jaimee Lambert

Position: Inside Midfielder
Height:
160cm
D.O.B: 8/7/94
Recruited From: Eastern Devils (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Lambert may be be small in stature but plays with enormous amounts of heart. This tough-as-nails, uncompromising inside midfielder dominates stoppages at local level. She is a young player with plenty of upside. With a few more pre-seasons under her belt Lambert's standing within the game is sure to rise.

Lauren Spark

Position: Key Defender
Height:
182cm
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: Melbourne University (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 10, Pick 76 (2016 AFLW Draft)

Experienced, versatile key defender who has been playing football for Wimbledon Hawks in the AFL competition in London. Represented Australia at the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in 2007.










Katie Brennan

Position: Key Forward
Height:
175cm
D.O.B: 2/10/92
Recruited From: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Last Drafted: Marquee Player Selection






Brennan is an athletic, key forward with a fierce work ethic. The consummate professional, the young forward is one of the women’s game’s most influential players and highly respected by her peers. Brennan has represented the Bulldogs since the inception of the AFL Women’s Exhibition Series, and has kicked over 150 goals in her past three seasons in the VFL Women’s competition.

For a detailed bio and video interview with marquee player Katie Brennan, click here.

Kirsten McLeod

Position: Small Forwad
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: Cranbourne (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 4, Pick 28 (2016 AFLW Draft)






A small forward with plenty of X-Factor that has been part of the AFL Victoria Academy Pathway, and state representative at junior level.

Laura Bailey

Position: Running Defender
Height:
-
D.O.B: -
Recruited From: St Kilda Sharks (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 19, Pick 143 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Returned to Australia in 2014 after an extended period on the international speed skating circuit.  Has elite endurance and an impressive work ethic.

Libby Birch

Position: Defender
Height:
-
D.O.B:  -
Recruited From: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Last Drafted: Rookie Selection






A state-level junior netballer, Birch took up football in June this year joining the Darebin Falcons, and playing 11 games in her debut season. A natural athlete, Birch has good speed and will provide a versatile option going forward. Birch was a member of the Falcons' VFL Women's Premiership Team.

Nicole Callinan

Position: Outside Midfielder/Small Defender
Height:
164cm
D.O.B: 26/12/82
Recruited From: Darebin Falcons (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 11, Pick 85 (2016 AFLW Draft)






Versatile, hard-running and highly skilled veteran who can play as a small defender or outside midfielder. Started footy after a long and successful indoor cricket career. Takes nothing for granted and works hard both on and off the track. 

Tiana Ernst

Position: Ruck
Height:
179cm
D.O.B: 24/1/88
Recruited From: Diamond Creek (VIC)
Last Drafted: Round 14, Pick 108 (2016 AFLW Draft)






A former Queenslander who moved to Melbourne to improve her football, Ernst has elite running capacity and continues to improve her rucking craft enormously. Her work rate outside of stoppages makes her a terrific target for team mates around the ground. Highly disciplined and coachable, Ernst leads by example.