Annabel Strahan has been added to the Western Bulldogs’ AFLW list for season 2021.
The 18-year-old began her football career a short time ago, joining the Bendigo Pioneers in the NAB League Girls competition after crossing from basketball.
She averaged 16.7 disposals and five tackles from her three matches in 2020 playing in the midfield and defence, before the season was abruptly cancelled due to COVID-19.
Standing at 172cm tall, Strahan’s strengths are her clean hands and decision-making, while she can also be a threat in the air with her intercept marking.
Bulldogs’ List Manager Mick Sandry said Strahan would be a great fit for the group.
“Annabel crossed from basketball two years ago, and has risen up the ranks very quickly,” Sandry said.
“She is a midfielder who has also shown her ability to play in defence. Her athleticism and turn of pace are key attributes to her game.
“Annabel’s composure with the ball is a rare talent, and we believe we are only just scratching the surface with how far she can take her football.”
Strahan will wear guernsey number 35 and fills the list spot left vacant by Katy Herron, who elected not to return in 2021.