St Kilda

St Kilda


Clara Fitzpatrick

01 October 1990
Key Defender

The more time passed, the less likely it appeared that Clara Fitzpatrick would ever make it back to the AFLW.

VISA issues exacerbated by COVID-19 prevented the Irish native from returning in 2021, before a ruptured ACL while playing Gaelic Football saw her delisted by the end of the year. The desire to re-join the red, white and black never dwindled however, with the key defender signing on as a delisted free agent ahead of Season 7 to give St Kilda’s backline vital stability, height and experience. Fitzpatrick first picked up the Sherrin after travelling to Melbourne on her vacation-turned-temporary-residency in 2016, winning St Kilda’s Coaches’ Award in her inaugural season at the elite level.