The Western Bulldogs have secured exciting young forward Zimmorlei Farquharson from the Brisbane Lions on day two of the 2023 AFLW Trade Period.
The Bulldogs have given up their third-round pick (Pick 41) in the upcoming 2023 AFLW Draft in exchange for the 21-year-old.
Farquharson is a former top 10 draft pick and effective goal-scorer, who can also play on the wing if required.
She is good overhead, has the ability to find time and space, and has great closing speed on her opponents.
Farquharson has played 17 games for 12 goals since making her debut in round three, 2022 (season six), but was placed on the Lions’ inactive list for the most recent campaign.
Prior to her AFLW career, she represented Queensland in the NAB AFLW U18s in 2018 and 2019, and was a Premiership player for the Yeronga Devils in the QAFLW.
AFLW Head of List Management and Recruiting, Mick Sandry said he looked forward to seeing what Farquharson will add.
“Zimmie is a player we identified early as someone who could come in and have a real impact for our team,” Sandry said.
“She is a highly talented footballer, and is hard to play on due to her athleticism and height.
“She attacks the contest while having class on the outside, and we can’t wait to see her in the red, white and blue.”
Zimmorlei Farquharson – profile
AFLW games: 17 (Brisbane)
Draft: Pick 8, 2020