A range of last year’s draftees from the TAC Cup Girls and TAC Cup competitions appeared in AFL Women’s Round 4 and the first week of the JLT Community Series on the weekend.
AFL WOMEN’S ROUND 4
Four TAC Cup Girls graduates experienced their first AFL Women’s team success in Collingwood’s 34-point victory over Melbourne in a very hot Alice Springs on Saturday night.
Chloe Molloy (Calder Cannons, 11 disposals), Iilish Ross (Murray Bushrangers, seven and five tackles), Sarah Dargan (Calder Cannons, four) and Holly Whitford (Gippsland Power, three) were all part of the Magpies’ first win of 2018.
Another two TAC Cup Girls players from 2017 appeared at VU Whitten Oval on Friday night, with Monique Conti (Calder Cannons) continuing her strong form in winning 16 disposals in the Western Bulldogs’ 73-point defeat of Carlton.
Meanwhile, Bridie Kennedy (Dandenong Stingrays) – last year’s joint TAC Cup Girls Best & Fairest alongside Molloy – made her debut for the Blues, picking up five disposals in the loss.
JLT COMMUNITY SERIES WEEK 1
Four TAC Cup players selected in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft made their first appearances at AFL level, headlined by two top-five picks.
Ex-Sandringham Dragons midfielder Andrew Brayshaw (pick no.2) impressed with 14 disposals and six tackles in Fremantle’s 10-point loss to Adelaide in Strathalbyn, SA on Sunday, while ex-Dandenong Stingrays on-baller Luke Davies-Uniacke (no.4) demonstrated his power in recording eight contested possessions in North Melbourne’s 53-point defeat at the hands of Melbourne in Tasmania on Saturday.
2017 Morrish Medal winner Jack Higgins (Oakleigh Chargers) stepped out for reigning premier Richmond in its 87-point win against Essendon at Norm Minns Oval – the home ground of the Murray Bushrangers – on Saturday and 203cm ruckman Lloyd Meek (GWV Rebels) also played limited game time for the Dockers.