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    2018 Draft

    Tessa Boyd (Tom's sister)

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    Re: 2018 Draft

    5 picks confirmed so far

    Eleanor Brown at pick 10 from Sandy Dragons
    Aisling McCarthy at pick 23 from Ireland
    Kate Bartlett at pick 26 from Peel Thunderbirds
    Selena Karlson at pick 34 from Southern Saints
    Jessie Davies at pick 46 from Western Bulldogs
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    Re: 2018 Draft

    One thing I noticed about the AFLW draft is that most teams seemed to select from their home state for the vast majority of picks. Makes sense given the length of the season and difficulty in moving for a relatively small amount of money. Then we go and take women from not just the other side of the country but also the other side of the world.

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    Re: 2018 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by divvydan View Post
    One thing I noticed about the AFLW draft is that most teams seemed to select from their home state for the vast majority of picks. Makes sense given the length of the season and difficulty in moving for a relatively small amount of money. Then we go and take women from not just the other side of the country but also the other side of the world.
    That would be because due to the lack of professional contracts when girls nominate for the draft they nominate for a state or location. That means a girl who lives in Melbourne can nominate for Victoria, or a girl from Perth can nominate WA. In a lot of ways it makes the draft redundant. Ie. Fremantle have no competition for the WA girls and can't steal the girls from interstate so regardless of if they have pick 1 or 100 they are getting the best girl in WA.
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    Re: 2018 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by soupaman View Post
    That would be because due to the lack of professional contracts when girls nominate for the draft they nominate for a state or location. That means a girl who lives in Melbourne can nominate for Victoria, or a girl from Perth can nominate WA. In a lot of ways it makes the draft redundant. Ie. Fremantle have no competition for the WA girls and can't steal the girls from interstate so regardless of if they have pick 1 or 100 they are getting the best girl in WA.
    With Freo and the Crows at the moment, the battle beforehand is with interstate club's trying to get players to nominate for another state (which has happened a few times).

    But the main issue is that the AFL(M) are reluctant to make the season any longer, or to pay the female players any more, both of which are very short-sighted policies I think.
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    Re: 2018 Draft

    Good to see we picked up Jessie Davies with our final pick - it's similar to getting Billy Gowers (and many others from Footscray/Willi/Werribee), in that she's done well for the Spurs, and now for our VFLW team.

    I suspect we'll get one or more rookies from our VFLW team as well (which worked gloriously last season with Naomi Ferres).
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