Brooke Barwick has been selected by the Western Bulldogs with Pick 4 in the 2023 AFLW Draft.

Having missed the entire 2023 season after undergoing ACL surgery, Barwick is an explosive midfielder with elite ball-use and line-breaking pace.

The Tasmanian teenager has great footy IQ with a balance of offensive and defensive traits, earning All Australian honours as a bottom-age player at the 2022 National Championships.

Her class came to the fore in 2022, averaging 15.6 disposals and 6.2 tackles for the Tasmania Devils in the Coates Talent League Girls, and despite being just 157cm is not afraid of playing on bigger opponents.

Here’s what AFL talent ambassador Kevin Sheehan had to say about Barwick:

An explosive small midfielder who missed the entire 2023 season whilst recovering from knee surgery but is on the road to a full recovery for 2024. Has shown the ability to break the lines with her pace and evasiveness. Is a neat user of the ball by hand and foot which saw her win All Australian honours as a bottom-age player while representing the Allies at the 2022 National Championships. She averaged 15 disposals in three matches at last year’s Championships and also starred for the Tasmania Devils, averaging 16 disposals and six tackles in nine matches during the 2022 season. Was selected in this year’s AFL National Academy.


Brooke Barwick – player profile

State: Tasmania
State League Club: Tasmania Devils
Community Club: Glenorchy/Claremont
Date of Birth: 27/07/05
Height: 157cm
Nominated Draft State: National (all states)