Emma King

28 June 1994
Key Forward

An All-Australian team member in 2017 with Collingwood, Emma King arrived at Arden Street in 2019 and has since grown to become not only one of the most important figures in the Kangaroos’ dressing room, but one of the most lethal ruck/forward threats in the competition.

King's traditional tap work is second to none, and she provides gilt-edged service to her midfielders week in, week out. As such a strong marking target both in the forward 50 and up the line, she often takes the opposition’s most well-equipped key defender out of the game, and if she doesn’t mark it she brings it to ground well. Her three-goal first quarter against Geelong in the opening round of 2021 is one of the greatest individual displays in the history of the AFLW, and she ended that season with another All-Australian squad nomination and the Clubwoman of the Year award. Working in tandem with Kim Rennie, King split her time quite evenly between the ruck and the forward line in 2022. In the middle of the ground she was, once again, one of the top tap rucks in the competition, but she also provided one of the team's most efficient marking targets across the season.