AFLW: Hartwig finding her feet

AFLW: Hartwig finding her feet

Sarah Hartwig admits she’s still finding her feet at VU Whitten Oval.

AFLW draftee Sarah Hartwig is taking everything in her stride this pre-season.

With smaller training groups, a strict training schedule, and COVID protocols to comply with, the 18-year-old admits she’s still finding her feet at VU Whitten Oval.

“It’s been a little bit overwhelming – sometimes I find myself (thinking) ‘Oh my gosh, where do I go?’, but I’ve found it really enjoyable, ” Hartwig told following the end of week one of pre-season.

“Everyone has been really good though, and it’s been good in a small group as well because I (have the opportunity) to get closer with these girls rather than everyone at once.

“I’ve definitely learnt a lot of things already, and it’s only been the first week.”

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Sarah Hartwig | 'I've learnt a lot of things already'

First year defender Sarah Hartwig spoke to Bulldogs Media following the first week of the AFLW Pre-season.

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Hartwig, an athletic defender with strong intercept marking, arrived at the Kennel via the Sandringham Dragons with pick 11 in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.

“It was really exciting, but I was shocked,” she recalled of draft night and sharing the moment with her family.

“I had people telling me rough ideas of what would happen, but I never actually knew what was going to happen.” 

Hartwig will run around in the number 15 guernsey, with the AFLW season scheduled to begin in February next year.

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