Your club's draft: All you need to know about the 57 new faces


AFLW club lists are tantalisingly close to being complete after the NAB AFLW Draft, which saw 57 players find new homes.

Each draft brings with it the hope of success and new beginnings, with supporters eager to see how their new draftees will fit into the best 21. 

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The final four spots – one at Collingwood and St Kilda, and two at West Coast – will be filled by Friday through the undrafted free agency period.

Who did your club draft, and what will they bring to the table in 2021?

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03:59 Oct 6. 2020. 9:22 PM

Nat Edwards, Mel Hickey and Sarah Black wrap up the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft

Adelaide Crows

Teah Charlton (pick 4, South Adelaide), Rachelle Martin (pick 45, West Adelaide), Ashleigh Woodland (pick 47, North Adelaide) 

Charlton is a well deserving first South Australian pick, the contested midfielder loves to win her own footy and is a powerful player bursting away from the pack. 

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Two players with previous AFLW experience rounded out Adelaide's haul – Martin was an injury replacement player in 2020 and played in round one. 

The younger sister of Hannah Button, she's a fierce inside midfielder who is a strong tackler. 

Woodland played four games for Melbourne in 2019, and can play across all three lines. She was the SANFLW's leading goalkicker this year. 

Draft Prospect: Teah Charlton

00:32 Sep 2. 2020. 2:24 PM

South Adelaide youngster one to watch in 2021

Brisbane Lions

Zimmorlei Farquharson (pick 8, Yeronga), Indy Tahua (pick 37, South Adelaide), Ruby Svarc (pick 38, Essendon VFLW) 

There'll be a fair bit of X-factor running around Brisbane's forward line with the addition of Farquharson, who is a strong mark overhead and deadly at ground level. 

South Australian Tahua wanted to move to Queensland to live with her mum, and can fit in across any line. A highly athletic tall, she is powerful overhead and clean at ground level. 

The Svarc name is familiar at Brisbane, and Ruby will be reuniting with older sister Cathy at the Lions.

She's quick and can break the lines, and looks likely to slot into defence or on the wing. 


Mimi Hill (pick 12, Oakleigh Chargers), Daisy Walker (pick 28, Sandringham Dragons), Winnie Laing (pick 36, Sandringham Dragons) 

Hill is a quick midfielder who knows how to win her own footy. With Chloe Dalton unavailable due to Olympic commitments, Hill should slot right in. 

The Blues looked to defence for their final two picks. 

Walker is the younger sister of North Melbourne's Will; while relatively new to football, she has excellent endurance and speed. 

NAB League teammate Laing is a clean user off the half-back flank. She's a powerful player and the captain of Sandringham.


Tarni Brown (pick 19, Eastern Ranges), Amelia Velardo (pick 25, Western Jets), Joanna Lin (pick 26, Oakleigh Chargers), Abbi Moloney (pick 31, Sandringham Dragons), passed pick 33 

The Pies had a clear focus on their midfield with their first few selections. Father-daughter selection Brown is a strong clearance player with clean hands out of stoppages. 

Velardo played as a ruck at under-18 level, but can find the footy and could slot into the middle, while Lin covers the ground exceptionally well and is more suited to an outside role. 

With the loss of Sarah D'Arcy to Richmond, the Pies have bolstered their forward line with the addition of the strong-marking Moloney, whose father Troy played 36 games for the Bulldogs. 


Sarah Verrier (pick 14, Peel Thunder), Mikayla Morrison (pick 30, East Perth Royals), Tiah Haynes (pick 46, Subiaco) 

Verrier has long been a star at under-18 level in Western Australia, and while battling a few injuries this year returned to her best footy by September. She can play across all three lines.

The Dockers already have a dangerous forward line, but the addition of Morrison will take it to the next level. She doesn't need too much of the footy to have an impact and has a powerful leap.

Haynes is one of the good-news stories of this draft, having been on Fremantle's list in 2017 and 2018. She's had a series of injuries, but the contested midfielder had a strong 2020 season.

Geelong Cats

Darcy Moloney (pick 10, Geelong Falcons), Laura Gardiner (pick 20, Geelong Falcons), Olivia Barber (pick 21, Murray Bushrangers), Steph Williams (pick 27, Darwin Buffaloes/Geelong Falcons), Carly Remmos (pick 39, Geelong Falcons) 

There was a familiar thread to the Cats' drafting this year, deciding to stick with local talent. 

Moloney and Gardiner know how to find plenty of the footy in the midfield, and should form a strong long-term core with Olivia Purcell and Nina Morrison. 

Attack has been a weak point for the Cats in the past two years, and Barber is a young, quality full-forward who knows how to find the goals.

In a further boost to the forward line, Steph Williams' skill should add another dimension in front of goal, while Remmos is relatively new to football and plays in the midfield.

Draft Prospect: Darcy Moloney

00:46 Sep 2. 2020. 2:34 PM

Geelong Falcons young gun set to make a difference

Gold Coast Suns

Annise Bradfield (pick 7, Bond University), Sarah Perkins (pick 23, Hawthorn), Maddison Levi (pick 50, Bond University), Janet Baird (pick 54, Palmerston), Lucy Single (pick 57, Bond University), Bess Keaney (pick 58, Southern Saints), Daisy D'Arcy (pick 60, Hermit Park), Wallis Randell (pick 61, Bond University/Mackay)

A hefty hand at the draft for the Suns, who looked far and wide to bolster their list.

Bradfield and Perkins immediately strengthens the forward line, with the former also able to play in the midfield.

The versatile Levi is highly athletic and able to swing between the forward and back lines, with a powerful jump and a neat side-step.

Outside runner Baird finally makes it onto an AFLW list after being overlooked for two years, and is polished and strong overhead. Single is an athletic midfielder with excellent endurance, while D'Arcy's side-step sets her apart in the centre

Randell is a nice defender who reads the play well, while Victorian Keaney can play off half-back or in the midfield.

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GWS Giants

Tarni Evans (pick 9, Queanbeyan), Emily Pease (pick 29, Belconnen), Libby Graham (pick 42, Manly Warringah) 

Evans has played much of her footy on the wing, but at 180cm, she can easily slot into a key position post. She has elite endurance and strong hands overhead. 

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Her fellow Canberran Pease has excellent speed and is a great pressure player, and her big kicking comes in useful off half-back. 

Also looking likely to bolster the Giants' defence is former injury replacement player Graham, who is a strong rebounder and excellent mark. 

Draft Prospect: Tarni Evans

00:36 Sep 2. 2020. 2:30 PM

ACT product expected to make an impact


Alyssa Bannan (pick 5, Northern Knights), Eliza McNamara (pick 15, Sandringham Dragons), Maggie Caris (pick 17, GWV Rebels), Megan Fitzsimon (pick 35, Gippsland Power), Mietta Kendell (pick 41, Mietta Kendall), Isabella Simmons (pick 48, GWV Rebels) 

The Demons went very young with their large draft hand, exclusively picking up players from the NAB League. 

Bannan could well form a long-term forward partnership with fellow tall Eden Zanker, while Melbourne shored up its ruck stocks with Maggie Caris, the younger sister of Geelong's Rene. A multi-talented athlete, Caris is also a member of the elite netball pathway. 

If run under NAB AFLW Draft Combine conditions, McNamara's 2km time trial of 6:59 would have set a record – she's a strong contested player who can clearly run all day. 

Fitzsimon is another inside midfielder who can also have an impact on the scoreboard, while the tall and athletic Simmons has played mostly on the wing to this point in her football. 

Kendell is a defender with good kicking skills, with the Dees saying she could move into the midfield as her career progresses. 

Draft Prospect: Alyssa Bannan

00:54 Sep 2. 2020. 2:33 PM

Northern Knights prospect Alyssa Bannan

North Melbourne

Isabella Eddey (pick 13, Sandringham Dragons), Alice O'Loughlin (pick 22, Oakleigh Chargers), Georgia Hammond (pick 44, Darebin), Brooke Brown (pick 49, Launceston), Amy Smith (pick 55, Williamstown) 

North Melbourne already have the strongest midfield in the competition, but have added more outside class in the form of Eddey, who is an excellent user of the footy. 

O'Loughlin looks set to line up in the forward line for the Roos, and is really clever around goal. 

With Abbey Green moving to Collingwood, North boosted its key position stocks with the acquisitions of Hammond and Brown, with the athletic pair able to play around the ground. 

Father-daughter pick Smith is relatively new to football, having played mostly basketball. Agile and a clean user of the footy, she looks set to play off half-back or on the wing, given Jess Trend's move to Fremantle. 

Draft Prospect: Isabella Eddey

00:42 Sep 2. 2020. 2:32 PM

A Sandringham Dragons young gun with plenty to offer


Ellie McKenzie (pick 1, Northern Knights), Tessa Lavey (pick 43, N/A), Luka Lesosky-Hay (pick 52, Richmond VFLW)

An interesting draft from the Tigers, who landed the clear No.1 selection in McKenzie. A classy user of the footy on both sides, she's a powerful runner who can also have an impact up forward. 

Lavey is an Australian Opals basketballer who has not played football before. She has been working closely with the Tigers' skills specialist coach in recent months. 

Richmond added further to its midfield stocks with Lesosky-Hay, who was a train-on player with the club this year. She attacks the ball strongly and loves to win the footy.

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03:24 Oct 6. 2020. 9:19 PM

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St Kilda

Tyanna Smith (pick 6, Dandenong Stingrays), Alice Burke (pick 24, Sandringham Dragons), Renee Saulitis (pick 34, GWV Rebels), Jacqui Vogt (pick 40, Southern Saints), passed pick 51 

After a successful Trade Period, netting defenders Bianca Jakobsson and Jayde Van Dyk, the Saints looked to their other lines for the draft. 

Smith is a powerful midfielder with elite agility and the ability to power away from stoppages, whereas father-daughter signing Burke is more of a contested and defensive mid

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Saulitis is a pure small forward who is highly dangerous around goal, and should work nicely with key forward Caitlin Greiser for years to come. 

The Saints looked to their own backyard with the 26-year-old half-forward Vogt, who has been in the club's VFLW side for two years. 

West Coast Eagles

Isabella Lewis (pick 3, Claremont), Shanae Davison (pick 18, Swan Districts), Julie-Anne Norrish (pick 32, East Fremantle), Andrea Gilmore (pick 53, Claremont), passed picks 56 and 59 

First pick Lewis will be an instant addition to the Eagles' midfield. The small but powerful player is strong in the clearances, loves to run and should work well with Dana Hooker, Emma Swanson and Mikayla Bowen. 

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Davison will add a new look to the struggling West Coast forward line. She's got a decent leap, can push into the midfield and is a steady set shot. 

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Athletic defender Norrish dominated proceedings at this year's WA NAB AFLW Combine, and is versatile enough to take small and tall opponents. 

Rounding out the Eagles' draft night selections is ruck Gilmore, who was an elevated train-on player for the side in 2020. 

Draft Prospect: Isabella Lewis

00:34 Sep 2. 2020. 2:36 PM

A Claremont youngster making waves in the west

Western Bulldogs

Jess Fitzgerald (pick 2, Northern Knights), Sarah Hartwig (pick 11, Sandringham Dragons), Isabelle Pritchard (pick 16, Western Jets) 

A short but productive draft night for the Dogs, with all three picks coming in the first round. 

The midfield has been an area in which the club has struggled following the 2019 departures of Katie Brennan and Monique Conti, and in Fitzgerald they've added a powerful midfielder who can break into space and use the footy smartly. 

Hartwig has been playing her junior footy most recently in defence, where she is an excellent reader of the play, a strong intercept mark and a clean rebounder. 

While Pritchard lined up in defence for the Jets, the Dogs have said they can employ her across all three lines. Like Hartwig, Pritchard reads the ball well in the air and is powerful overhead.

Draft Prospect: Jess Fitzgerald

00:39 Sep 2. 2020. 2:34 PM

Northern Knights midfielder one to watch