Nicole Bresnehan

25 March 1997

A spiritual leader within the side, the courageous and understated fashion in which Nicole Bresnehan goes about her game is a strong example to all of her teammates.

Capable of shifting between the half-back flank and the wing, Bresnehan provides a strong defensive influence wherever she's positioned on the field and is often tasked with stopping some of the most dangerous attacking players the opposition has to offer. One of a number of players in the side to hail from Tasmania, she’s proved a fan favourite whenever the Kangaroos return to their home away from home and she often saves her top performances for games in her home state. Elected into the leadership group ahead of the 2022 season, the added responsibility of leadership saw Bresnehan thrive off the field, while the change in position saw her thrive on it. Often drifting back to supplement the defence from her wing role, Bresnehan made a brief return to the backline late in the season, but returned to the wing ahead of the qualifying final against Fremantle. One of the team’s quiet achievers in the last few years, the move higher up the ground saw ‘Flash’ finally receive some of the external praise she deserves.