Ten players who were part of clubs in the inaugural TAC Cup Girls competition earlier this year were among 15 Victorian footballers selected at Wednesday’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft.
Sandringham Dragons-listed forward Isabel Huntington was the first overall pick of the draft by the Western Bulldogs and will be joined at her new club by Calder Cannons young gun Monique Conti, who was taken by the Bulldogs with pick no.4.
Cannons goalkicker Chloe Molloy (pick no.3 to Collingwood) and fellow 2017 TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest joint-winner Bridie Kennedy (no.36 to Carlton) of the Dandenong Stingrays found AFL Women’s homes, while Bendigo Pioneers tall forward Eden Zanker (no.6 to Melbourne) was a first-round selection.
The Gippsland Power’s Darcy Guttridge (no.9 to Collingwood), Dandenong’s Georgia Gee (no.12 to Carlton), Murray Bushrangers’ Iilish Ross (no.13 to Collingwood), Northern Knights’ Maddy Guerin (no.14 to Melbourne) and Calder’s Sarah Dargan (no.20 to Collingwood) were other TAC Cup Girls players to be drafted.
10 Swisse VFL Women’s players were among the 15 Victorians selected, with five of them having graduated from TAC Cup Girls programs in 2017 (Huntington, Molloy, Conti, Guttridge and Kennedy).
There were 45 total selections in the AFL Women’s Draft.
See the full list of Victorian players selected the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Draft below:
|PICK||NAME||VFL/TAC CUP CLUB|
|1. Western Bulldogs||Isabel Huntington||Melbourne Uni / Sandringham Dragons|
|3. Collingwood||Chloe Molloy||Diamond Creek / Calder Cannons|
|4. Western Bulldogs||Monique Conti||Melbourne Uni / Calder Cannons|
|6. Melbourne||Eden Zanker||Bendigo Pioneers|
|9. Collingwood||Darcy Guttridge||Cranbourne / Gippsland Power|
|11. Western Bulldogs||Jenna Bruton||St Kilda Sharks|
|12. Carlton||Georgia Gee||Dandenong Stingrays|
|13. Collingwood||Iilish Ross||Murray Bushrangers|
|14. Melbourne||Maddy Guerin||Northern Knights|
|17. GWS||Tanya Hetherington||Diamond Creek|
|20. Collingwood||Sarah Dargan||Calder Cannons|
|21. Collingwood||Kristy Stratton||Box Hill Hawks|
|27. Western Bulldogs||Emma Mackie||Box Hill Hawks|
|29. Carlton||Reni Hicks||Diamond Creek|
|36. Carlton||Bridie Kennedy||Cranbourne / Dandenong Stingrays|