Central Shakers score big at national draft

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The Central Shakers have assembled a strong player list at this years national draft as they prepare for the 2022 Women’s Premiership, starting, February 13th at North Harbour Stadium.

The Shakers selected tough on-baller, Maia Sciarone with their first pick, where she will add a heap of experience to the side.

They also picked up talented Canterbury player, Georgia Calder-Lee and last year’s Golden Boot, Kristin Farrell from Auckland.

The Women’s Premiership will take place in conjunction with the current Men’s Premiership and will take place over 3 weekends between February and April.

The competition will provide the perfect environment for girls transitioning from the Youth programme and local league formats to senior football with higher numbers involved.  The Women’s Premiership will feature Women from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin. It is the next step in finalising the pathway for women to participate in AFL within New Zealand. 

Head coach: Peter Geale

Assistant Coach: Fran Serrano

Manager: Donna Gill

2022 squad list:
SamanthaLightfoot (C)Wellington
ValentinaSerrano (VC)Wellington
PetraMilne (VC)Otago
AngeleneSefisaCanterbury
Archie-LeighRussellAuckland
GeorgiaCalder-LeeCanterbury
KristinFarrellAuckland
LucindaLloyd JonesWellington
Luka MicheleKaralusAuckland
MaiaSciaroneAuckland
MaiaPetersenCanterbury
MakennaJonesAuckland
PoppyGibsonWaikato
RebeccaJoyceWellington
RebeccaIsaacsWellington
Rubee-LeighPoataAuckland
VanillaTillmanCanterbury