One of the cult heroes of the current Kangaroos side, Mia King’s ability to contribute week in, week out at senior level sees her leading the next generation of North talent.
A gutsy inside midfielder, King often leads the tackle count for her side and helps to set the tone in the middle of the ground for her more experienced teammates. The Kangaroos' breakout star from the 2022 campaign, King started her 2022 season in style with a NAB AFLW Rising Star nomination against Geelong. King's most consistent offering in the midfield this season was her defensive bite. Leading the team in tackles per game, her ability to not allow the opposition clean use of the ball in the contest was crucial to the Kangaroos' midfield coming out on top of their opposition. Along with Ellie Gavalas, she thrived in the extra midfield time afforded to her through Emma Kearney's positional change. In a midfield full of players in their prime, King's presence offered a glimpse of the future of the Kangaroos' AFLW program.