Isabelle Pritchard will become the fifth Western Bulldogs player to make her AFLW debut this season, when she takes to the field on Sunday afternoon against Collingwood.
The soon to be 19-year-old was secured with pick number 16 from the Western Jets in the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, and comes into the side in place of Deanna Berry (ACL injury).
Pritchard was prominent in the VFLW Bulldogs’ season-opener last weekend, named among the best on ground in the 36-point win.
Head coach Nathan Burke delivered the news of her debut via a phone call on Thursday afternoon, much to her surprise.
The news was then shared with entire playing group and staff at Friday night’s training session.
Before the 2020 NAB League Girls’ was cancelled, Pritchard was averaging an impressive 22 disposals and seven tackles from three games.
With the ability to play across all three lines, strong overhead marking is a key feature to her game, having predominantly played netball before starting footy in 2016.
The final Western Bulldogs AFLW team for round six will be announced at 5.30pm tomorrow night.
Tickets for the match can be purchased here.