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Courtney Wakefield

Height
180cm
DOB
29 March 1987

High-marking forward with a reliable set-shot at goal, Wakefield is one of the AFLW’s great success stories.

The mother of two played football as a kid before a lack of pathways and competition forced her to netball, where she was a country star for Gol Gol, a small town north of Mildura. The 34-year-old would make the weekly 1200km round-trip from her family’s farm at Top Hut, which is the size of 25,000 MCG grounds, to Melbourne during the VFLW season. Now temporarily in Melbourne full-time during AFLW seasons, Wakefield has become one of the competition’s best key forwards, averaging a goal per game.