Morey one step away from AFLW
18 Jun, 2019
NZ Kahu member Killarney Morey is just one step away from realising her dream of playing AFLW after being selected in the 2019 Eastern Allies squad for the U18 AFLW championships on the Gold Coast.
After impressing the selectors playing for Tasmania during round 1 of the Champs in early June, Morey was one of seven females selected from Tasmania to take part in the next round in July.
The Allies squad is made up of the best players from Tasmania and NSW/ACT and will face the Central Allies, Victoria Country and Victoria Metro over a 5 day period starting July 8.
AFL New Zealand CEO Robert Vanstam says Killarney’s selection is a strong endorsement for the female talent pathway.
“AFL New Zealand has been working hard to provide a better pathway for Females in New Zealand to reach the heights of AFLW.”
“Killarney is a talented athlete who has worked hard for her selection in the Allies squad”
Tasmania Academy coach Trent Bartlett said this contingent were all deserving of the opportunity.
“Through strong NAB League and U18 AFLW Championships performances, these girls have all shown that they have what it takes to compete at a high level,” he said.
Talent scouts from each of the AFLW clubs will be on hand to view the championships and will be looking at potential players for October’s AFLW Draft and Rookie List spots.
Each AFLW Club has 3 Rookie spots available on their player list. Players eligible must not have been involved in an AFLW high-performance program.
Currently 25 Rookie spots are still open.
Eastern Allies Fixtures:
Monday July 8
3.00pm: Central Allies v Eastern Allies – Metricon Stadium
Wednesday July 10
12.00pm: Vic Country v Eastern Allies – Southport Football Club
Friday July 12
10.00am: Eastern Allies v Vic Metro – Bond University