Isabelle Pritchard took her game to another level in season seven.

The childhood Bulldogs’ supporter finished season six on a high – claiming a NAB Rising Star nomination in round 10 following a move to the midfield – and looked to continue where she had left off.

She was electric in the season opener against GWS, registering 19 disposals, three tackles and two marks on the wing.

The 20-year-old also recorded eight of her career top 10 outputs this season, with impressive performances against Hawthorn (round four), West Coast (round nine) and Carlton (round 10) to name a few.



By the numbers

Average disposals: 16

Average marks: 3

Average intercepts: 4

Average inside 50s: 3


Season highlight

Round four against the Hawks was a game to remember for Pritchard.

Not only did she continue her consistent output on the wing – notching up 17 disposals and a maiden career goal.

It might have taken her 18 games and five behinds to get there, but the reaction was well worth the wait.

Pritchard polled another four coaches’ votes in the process to take her tally to 12 votes after the opening month of football, and continued to impress in the midfield across the season.



What they said

“Pritch is still learning how to play on the wing – so for her to be so consistent is really a testament to her. She came to us after playing juniors as a defender – we tried to make her an inside mid, but this year we thought we’d chuck something else at her. She’s just taken to it like a duck to water. She’s been amazing.” – coach Nathan Burke following Round 4 v Hawthorn.