Before an ankle injury shut down the back end of her 2021 season Alice O'Loughlin was showing genuine promise at AFLW level.
A natural half-forward with a strong athletic profile, O'Loughlin doesn't need much of the ball to have an impact on games. While she's certainly a goal threat she thrives on creating scoring opportunities for her teammates and opening up the forward 50. In 2022, O'Loughlin benefitted from another season of development at AFLW level. Her goal against Carlton is indicative of the type of player she can become, and her ability to create a contest in a high half-forward role wasn't undervalued within the team structure. She lost her spot in the side in the run in to finals but showed her class at VFLW level, kicking two goals to lead North to victory over Williamstown. If she can continue her development, O'Loughlin looks set to throw her hat into the ring to be North's breakout player of season seven.