New Zealand Kahu star, Killarney Morey will have a big chance to stake her claim for a spot on the Sydney Swans AFLW list when she travels to Australia this week.
In partnership with the Sydney Swans and the AFL, Morey was selected to take part in the upcoming Winter series game, between the Swans and the Giants.
The Winter Series is a crucial part of the selection process for the Swans AFLW team who will join the AFLW competition later this year.
Killarney has been a part of the AFL New Zealand High Performance programme for six years and is a three time winner of the AFLNZ Women’s Player of the year award.
In 2019, Morey made history when she was selected for the Eastern Allies for round 2 of the NAB AFLW U18 National Championships after she impressed the selectors playing for Tasmania.
The trip across the Tasman will feature Killarney’s involvement in multiple training sessions with the Academy and will finish with a game against the GWS Giants Academy on Sunday the 26th of June.
Whilst in Sydney, Killarney will meet with Swan’s AFLW coach, Scott Gowans and will also take in a game at the SCG, when the Swan’s Men’s side take on St. Kilda.
AFL New Zealand CEO, Rob Vanstam felt that there are many opportunities that can stem from Killarney’s trip. “This is not only a great opportunity for Killarney, but also a chance for AFL New Zealand to further their relationships with the AFL and AFL clubs, showcasing the talent within New Zealand.”
Academy Head, Chris Smith says it’s an exciting time for the Academy’s female players. “The AFLW season is fast approaching and it’s the start of a new era for the Swans. So many girls have their eye on the prize, and the Winter Series is a real chance for them to showcase their talents.”