Jenna Bruton

08 November 1995

North’s inaugural best and fairest winner, Jenna Bruton possesses the ability to be a wizard on the wing, or a presence inside midfield.

Her intelligent timing allows her to burst through packs and into space to win the football time and time again. She rarely has trouble imposing herself on the game, and often fills the role of quiet achiever among the team’s strong midfield group, however her ability to both win the football and provide an outlet to teammates is integral to the team’s fortunes. After spending a high proportion of her time on the wing in the past two seasons, Jenna Bruton moved back to her favoured inside midfield position in 2022 to great effect. She found much more of the ball this season, and her experience and game intelligence allowed her to use it well more often than not. Able to still be an effective influence on the wing when required, Bruton's versatility often offered a match-up headache for opposition teams, and the attention afforded to Ash Riddell and Jas Garner allowed her to often fly under the radar to great effect.