The Western Bulldogs will debut another player from their 2019 draft class this weekend, with Nell Morris-Dalton named to face Fremantle.
The former Northern Knight premiership player was taken with the Bulldogs’ second selection in the draft last year, and has been named at full-forward in a 23-player squad for Sunday’s clash at VU Whitten Oval.
Morris-Dalton had a major impact in the 2019 NAB League Girls’ finals campaign, slotting seven goals from two matches to earn herself a spot in the 2019 Team of the Year.
Nicole Callinan and Britney Gutknecht have been added to an extended interchange, while Hannah Scott has been omitted.
The squad of 23 will be narrowed down to a team of 21 at 4pm on Friday.
Ellyse Gamble, who was a late withdrawal last week with a quad injury, will miss again.
The Bulldogs enter the meeting off the back of a 32-point loss to Collingwood away, while Fremantle is undefeated this season.
It will also be the Dogs’ first game back home at VU Whitten Oval since Round 3.
The match will be televised live on Fox Footy from 1pm, with the first bounce at 1.10pm this Sunday.
Please note the pre-game HIIT workout, Fan Zone and Gage Roads Garden Bar will not go ahead this weekend. We apologise for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding.
Due to the West Footscray Festival, Barkly Street will be closed both directions between Market St and Russell St from 7am to 9pm on Sunday March 15th. The event runs from 11am to 4pm and is free. Plan your journey to the game at ptv.vic.gov.au.
AFLW ROUND 6
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle
Sunday 15 March, 1.10pm AEDT
VU Whitten Oval
B: Ash Guest, Lauren Spark
HB: Eleanor Brown, Izzy Huntington, Naomi Ferres
C: Bailey Hunt, Kirsty Lamb, Brooke Lochland
HF: Gabby Newton, Kim Rennie, Kirsten McLeod
F: Nell Morris-Dalton, Gemma Lagioia
R: Celine Moody, Ellie Blackburn, Aisling McCarthy
Int: Dee Berry, Nicole Callinan, Elisabeth Georgostathis, Britney Gutknecht, Hannah Munyard, Dani Marshall, Katy Herron.