Swans crown new No.1, Eagle shock, every draft pick

THE NEXT group of young talent has been welcomed into the NAB AFL Women's competition, headed by Sydney's newly crowned No.1 pick Montana Ham

The tall midfielder sent shockwaves through the competition last week when she nominated for the New South Wales draft pool, not her native Victoria.

Montana Ham's first interview moments after No. 1 selection

02:10 Jun 29. 2022. 7:59 PM

New Swan Montana Ham speaks with Nat Edwards and Bonnie Toogood only moments after being selected as the No. 1 AFLW draft pick

Fellow Victorian Jas Fleming - daughter of former Australian cricketer Damien - was selected by Hawthorn with pick No.2.

The Hawks added top talents Mackenzie Eardley, Charlotte Baskaran and Bridie Hipwell with picks No.6, 9 and 10, while Essendon snapped up Amber Clarke and Paige Scott with picks No.4 and 8 respectively.


Fellow expansion side Port Adelaide picked up tough midfielder Hannah Ewings with pick No.3.

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Ham was joined at the Swans by fellow Victorian Sofia Hurley, who was selected with pick No.5.

In one of the night's greatest moments, Zoe Wakfer - who was at the official draft function to support sister Lauren, who was drafted by West Coast with pick No.15 - was also taken by the Eagles with pick No.36. She wasn't even wearing a club polo, such was her lack of expectation on the night. 

AFLW Draft shock as twin joins sister in surprise late selection

02:07 Jun 29. 2022. 8:44 PM

A remarkable selection in the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft unfolds with an unknowing Zoe Wakfer joining twin sister Lauren Wakfer at the Eagles with Pick No. 36

Amid the influx of young talent, several former AFLW players also found new homes, while some were re-drafted by their former club.

Maeve Chaplin was picked up by former club Melbourne, while Mia Skinner was re-drafted by Geelong.

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Heavily-hyped WA forward Ella Roberts gets to the West Coast Eagles as anticipated

Former Giant Jodie Hicks - who also played cricket in the Women's Big Bash League for the Sydney Sixers - was re-drafted by her former club.

Former Blue Brooke Vernon found a new home at the Western Bulldogs, while former Sun Dee Heslop was picked up by crosstown rival Brisbane.

Hannah Ewings (centre) poses with Erin Phillips (left) and Lauren Arnell during the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft on June 29, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Several VFLW players were rewarded for strong seasons in the state league, with Katelyn Cox picked up by Richmond, and Southern Saints duo Deanna Jolliffe and Hannah Stuart selected by St Kilda.

The first pass of the night came from Gold Coast at pick No.65, with Collingwood, Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney also forfeiting a draft selection.

Check out all the picks below. 


1. Sydney - Montana Ham (Western Jets)
2. Hawthorn - Jasmine Fleming (Oakleigh Chargers)
3. Port Adelaide - Hannah Ewings (North Adelaide)
4. Essendon - Amber Clarke (Dandenong Stingrays)
5. Sydney - Sofia Hurley (Sandringham Dragons)
6. Hawthorn - Mackenzie Eardley (Dandenong Stingrays)
7. Port Adelaide - Sarah Goodwin (Glenelg)
8. Essendon - Paige Scott (Greater Western Victoria Rebels)
9. Hawthorn - Charlotte Baskaran (Western Jets)
10. Hawthorn - Bridie Hipwell (Sandringham Dragons)
11. Sydney - Cynthia Hamilton (Queanbeyan)
12. Sydney - Montana Beruldsen (Hawthorn VFLW)
13. Sydney - Alice Mitchell (Gunnedah)
14. West Coast - Ella Roberts (Peel Thunder)
15. West Coast - Lauren Wakfer (South Fremantle)
16. St Kilda - J'Noemi Anderson (Sandringham Dragons)
17. Carlton - Keeley Skepper (Murray Bushrangers)
18. Carlton - Mia Austin (Eastern Ranges)
19. Gold Coast - Alana Gee (Southport)
20. Greater Western Sydney - Zarlie Goldsworthy (Murray Bushrangers)
21. Western Bulldogs - Rylie Wilcox (Northern Knights)
22. Hawthorn - Lucy Wales (Casey Demons)
23. Port Adelaide - Sachi Syme (Norwood)
24. West Coast - Abbygail Bushby (Swan Districts)
25. Hawthorn - Emily Everist (Bendigo Pioneers)
26. Hawthorn - Laura Elliott (Western Jets)
27. Fremantle - Madeleine Scanlon (Claremont)
28. North Melbourne - Tayla Gatt (Dandenong Stingrays)
29. Western Bulldogs - Keeley Coyne (Sandringham)
30. Collingwood - Charlotte Taylor (Oakleigh Chargers)
31. Port Adelaide - Ella Boag (Glenelg)
32. Essendon - Stephanie Wales (Casey Demons)
33. Geelong - Mia Skinner (Geelong)
34. Gold Coast - Claire Ransom (North Hobart)
35. Essendon - Mia Busch (Eastern Ranges)
36. West Coast - Zoe Wakfer (South Fremantle)

Jasmine Fleming (centre) poses with Kaitlyn Ashmore (left) and Bec Goddard after being selected with pick No.2 at the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft. Picture: AFL Photos


37. Western Bulldogs - Heidi Woodley (Calder Cannons)
38. Richmond - Charley Ryan (Dandenong Stingrays)
39. North Melbourne - Sophia McCarthy (Williamstown)
40. Adelaide - Keeley Kustermann (West Adelaide)
41. Brisbane - Ella Smith (Aspley)
42. Geelong - Brooke Plummer  (Northern Knights)
43. West Coast - Emily Elkington (Claremont)
44. Melbourne - Maeve Chaplin (Casey Demons)
45. Port Adelaide - Yasmin Duursma (Gippsland Power)
46. Essendon - Mia Van Dyke (Geelong Falcons)
47. West Coast - Jaide Britton (Peel Thunder)
48. Carlton - Lily Goss (Carlton)

Sofia Hurley poses for a photo at the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft on June 29, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos


49. Melbourne - Samantha Johnston (Casey Demons)
50. North Melbourne - Charli Granville (Hawthorn)
51. North Melbourne - Grace Matser (Bass Coast)
52. Gold Coast - Jasmyn Smith (Bond University)
53. West Coast - Mikayla Western (Claremont)
54. North Melbourne - Cassidy Mailer (Murray Bushrangers)
55. Geelong - Abbey McDonald (Calder Cannons)
56. Collingwood - Charlotte Blair (Dandenong Stingrays)
57. Brisbane - Dee Heslop (Gold Coast)
58. Richmond - Eilish Sheerin (Inner West Magpies)
59. Fremantle - Tara Stribley (Swan Districts)
60. Richmond - Katelyn Cox (Hawthorn)
61. Port Adelaide - Amelie Borg (North Adelaide)
62. Essendon - Amelia Radford (Essendon)

Ella Roberts poses for a photo after being selected with pick No.14 at the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft on June 29, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos


63. St Kilda - Hannah Stuart (Southern Saints)
64. Greater Western Sydney - Fleur Davies (Southport)
65. Gold Coast - PASS
66. Greater Western Sydney - Meghan Gaffney (Tasmania Devils)
67. Carlton - Jessica Jones (North Melbourne)
68. Western Bulldogs - Brooke Vernon (Carlton)
69. Adelaide - Kiera Mueller (Sturt)
70. Brisbane - Charlotte Mullins (Aspley)
71. Adelaide - Mckenzie Dowrick (Woodville-West Torrens)
72. Melbourne - Georgia Gall (Euroa)
73. Essendon - Ashleigh Van Loon (Geelong)

Port Adelaide draftees (L-R): Sachi Syme, Hannah Ewings and Sarah Goodwin pose for a photo during the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft on June 29, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos


74. St Kilda - Deanna Jolliffe (Southern Saints)
75. Greater Western Sydney - Madison Brazendale (Tasmanian Devils)
76. Collingwood - PASS
77. Fremantle - Megan Kauffman (Wembley)
78. Brisbane - Kiara Hillier (Maroochydore)
79. Melbourne - PASS
80. Port Adelaide - Lily Johnson (West Adelaide)


81. St Kilda - Caitlin Matthews (Oakleigh Chargers)
82. Greater Western Sydney - Jodie Hicks (Macquarie University)
83. Fremantle - Amy Mulholland (Subiaco)

Montana Ham (centre) poses with mother Sharyn and step-father Graeme at the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft on June 29, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos


84. Greater Western Sydney - Cambridge McCormick (Eastlake)
85. Fremantle - Tahlia Read (Maribyrnong Park)


86. Greater Western Sydney - Tess Cattle (Ainslie)


87. Greater Western Sydney - PASS

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