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Jacqui Graham 

Height: 165cm
D.O.B.: 11-Oct-91
Nickname: JG, Crackerjack
Occupation: Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria based in Seymour
Local club: Bendigo Thunder 
Club supported growing up: Lifetime Geelong supporter, however grew up playing for the Yea Tigers so have always had a soft spot for the Tigers.
Hidden talent: Tight rope/slack line walking. Can complete a Rubik's cube in acceptable timing. Also have skydiving license.
Greatest inspiration: Serena Williams is an absolute boss on and off the court, to be continually at the pinnacle of success for so many years is incredible. But the way she uses her platform to create positive change re. racial and gender equality and body image, pretty inspiring.
Favourite type of kick: Enjoy a good snap, or dribble kick, rarely successful, but good when it comes off
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Mura Masa - What if I go?
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model yourself on? Would previously loved to have said Alex Rance, however struggle to find a similarity aside from position! Currently I love the way Chelsea Randall (Adelaide Crows) plays, her ability to read the play, her courage to take intercept marks and back into packs and then transitions that forward. Would love to have an ounce of that skill and courage.
Favourite teammate: I would be in trouble if I didn't say JK, but that would be assumed! Aside from JK, Akec is a fantastic new addition to the team. She is utterly hilarious but also a very excellent player with great hands. 


Courtney Wakefield

Height: 180cm
D.O.B: 29-Mar-1987
Nickname: Haven’t been given one I like yet. I’m open to suggestions.
Occupation: Mum, wife, farmer
Local club: Gol Gol Hawks Football Club
Club supported growing up: Richmond
Hidden talent: My six-pack. It’s definitely hidden
Greatest inspiration: My Mum, she is a dead set legend. She leads by example, and there is absolutely nothing she wouldn’t do for her family.
Favourite type of kick: A drop punt, but anything that hits the target or goes through the goals is a bonus.
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Jack Riewoldt's version of Mr Brightside. But you have to be careful, if it’s not turned up loud enough, you can always hear Kate Sheahan in the background still talking herself up pre-game.
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model yourself on? Jack Riewoldt. He lets his footy do the talking.
Favourite teammate: Emily Findlay, because she drives me in the city and she knows everything about everything.

 

Evelyn Burry

Height: 176 cm
D.O.B: 12-Apr-95
Nickname: Evie
Occupation: Community Development/Community Programs at Darebin City Council
Local club: West Brunswick AFC
Club supported growing up: Western Bulldogs
Hidden talent: I'm fluent in Spanish
Greatest inspiration: My grandad, Hugh Burry. He played for the All Blacks and worked as a doctor, focusing on injury prevention in Rugby. He always encouraged me to push myself to the highest level in sport and embrace competition.
Favourite type of kick: Torpedo (when it works)
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Four Tet Remix - Opus
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model yourself on? I love to channel Alex Rance when playing in defence. That man is a spoiling machine and always gives 175%.
Favourite teammate: Lisa Davey, she always has your back, and is a serious quiet achiever. She’s definitely got leadership qualities.


Tarsh Bamblett



Height: 169cm
D.O.B.: 25-Feb-95
Nickname: Tarsh aka falcon
Occupation: Aboriginal health coach
Local club: Rumbalara 
Club supported growing up: Richmond and Essendon 
Greatest sporting achievement: Richmond VFLW first signing
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Can’t Be Touched 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Karen Paxman because she is strong, does her job to the best of her ability and wants the ball.


Jess Kennedy 

Height: 161cm
Date of birth: 12-Jul-90
Name: Jess Kennedy
Nickname: JK
Occupation: Physiotherapist
Local club: Bendigo Thunder
Club supported growing up: Carlton
Hidden talent: Not sure that I have any! 
Greatest inspiration and why: My mum and dad, they've made an incredible amount of sacrifices for my sisters and I to have the best lives possible.
Favourite kick: Banana
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Can't Hold Us - Macklemore
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Kane Lambert because of his inside/outside strength.
Favourite teammate and why? Jacqui Graham, one day she will be my wife!


Laura Bailey

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Grace Egan 



Height: 169cm
D.O.B.: 1-Jun-00
Nickname: Egaz
Occupation: Student
Local club: N/A
Club supported growing up: Geelong 
Hidden talent: Don’t have one
Greatest inspiration: My dad, seeing how hard work pays off and having someone who has been an elite athlete show me and guide me. 
Favourite type of kick: Torpedo
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Cardi B, I Like It 
Favourite teammate: Lauren Tesoriero because she knows a lot about the game and is not a selfish player, she is always willing to develop others.


Sophie Damon



Height: 177cm
D.O.B.: 2-Nov-00
Nickname: Soph, Damo 
Occupation: Student 
Local club: N/A 
Club supported growing up: Melbourne 
Hidden talent: I can ride a cow 
Greatest inspiration: My mum, she works hard and is always supportive no matter what the outcome.
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Glorious – Macklemore 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Eden Zanker because I’d like to play at her level, she has improved heaps and takes clean grabs.
Favourite teammate: Alana Woodward because she works hard on and off the field. 


Justine Hocking



Height: 163cm
D.O.B.: 19-Oct-97
Nickname: Juzzy
Occupation: BOH at Laneway Greens
Local club: St Kilda Sharks
Club supported growing up: Bulldogs
Hidden talent: Really good at losing my keys 
Greatest inspiration: My Grandma. She has incredible mental toughness. Knows exactly how to live life, how to make the most of what she has and how to love everything unconditionally.
Favourite type of kick: Banana 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Somebody that I used to know (hyper crush remix) 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Nicola Stevens, she is such a genuine person and athlete to learn from. She’s present, committed and displays a solid work ethic wherever she is, with whatever she may be doing. She would always take the time to help someone out too.
Favourite teammate: No favourites, but my favourite player/players to train and play with are ones who train hard, do extras, lift and push people around them. They say you’re the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with and I’m lucky to train alongside players who show these characteristics all the time.


Emily Paterno



Nickname: Patty
Occupation: Cable jointer
Local club: N/A 
Club supported growing up: Essendon 
Greatest sporting achievement: Playing state football
Greatest inspiration: My mum
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Anything by Drake 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Jazzy Garner and Jenna Brunton because they are machines.
Favourite teammate: Lauren Tesoriero because she’s the best.


Emily Findlay 



Height: 167cm
D.O.B.: 21-Dec-96
Occupation: I work in retail
Local club: Bendigo Thunder 
Club supported growing up: Geelong 
Greatest sporting achievement: I made the grade three state championships for triple jump.
Greatest inspiration: Kate Sheahan because she is very confident.
Favourite type of kick: Torpedo 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Queen 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Fraser Gehrig 
Favourite teammate: Jenna Colwell because she is intimidating.


Emma Gunn 



Height: 157cm
D.O.B.: 24-Dec-95
Nickname: Gunny
Occupation: Student
Local club: St Kilda Sharks
Club supported growing up: Collingwood
Greatest inspiration: Professional Athletes
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on: Daniel Rioli. He is one of the smaller players (like me) but an integral part of the Richmond forward line.
Favourite teammate: Laura Bailey


Hannah McLaren 



Height: 176cm
D.O.B.: 10-May-00
Nickname: Han, H 
Occupation: Student 
Local club: Surrey Park JFC 
Club supported growing up: Hawthorn 
Hidden talent: I can do telepathy with my twin brother 
Greatest inspiration: Moria Kelly because of her selfless attitude and work for others. 
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Hall of Fame- The Script 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Alex Rance because he is a key defender and I aspire to play like him.
Favourite teammate: Alana Woodward because she is a great leader, she is really encouraging and she sets a high standard.


Lauren Tesoriero 



Height: 170cm
D.O.B.: 9-Oc-86
Occupation: Kate’s assistant (recruiter at Richmond Football Club)
Local club: Mt Evelyn
Club supported growing up: Sydney
Hidden talent: I can sing 
Favourite type of kick: Floater
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Anything by The Spice Girls 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Paul Kelly/Bob Skilton
Favourite teammate: Alice because she taps it to me.


Shayla Marsh 



D.O.B: 22-Feb-98
Nickname:
 Shay
Occupation: Student 
Local club: Gippsland Maroons FC 
Club supported growing up: Collingwood 
Hidden talent: I never stop talking 
Greatest sporting achievement: Playing for the Tigers
Greatest inspiration: Kim Kardashian because she is confident and knows what she wants. 
Favourite type of kick: A snag 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Baby – Justin Bieber 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Scott Pendelbury because his skills are slick. 
Favourite teammate: Emily Paterno, because she is watching me write this.


Imogen Milford 



D.O.B: 02-Dec-99
Nickname:
 Imo, Imi, Im
Local club: Melbourne University
Club supported growing up: Collingwood
Hidden talent: I can cross one eye and keep the other eye looking straight ahead.
Greatest inspiration: Michael Jackson when I was younger because I was in love with his jams and his outlook on life.
Favourite type of kick: Banana/drop punt
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: I Believe - Yolanda Adams
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on and why: AFL: Brayden Maynard, AFLW: Kate McCarthy
Favourite teammate: They are all my favourites as they are welcoming and kind.


Lisa Davie



Height: 172cm
D.O.B.: 26-May-91
Nickname: LD
Occupation: Engineer – Construction Management
Local club: St Mary’s Salesian AFC
Club supported growing up: Richmond
Hidden talent: I am a cross stitch extraordinaire
Greatest inspiration: My Mum, she has been through a lot of health issues in her life but she always just keeps on keeping on and I never hear her complain, she's an absolute trooper.
Favourite type of kick: Banana
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Nelly – Here Comes the Boom
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on and why: Dylan Grimes because he reads the play in defence really well. He shows a lot of heart to work hard for long distances to get across to where the ball is going or the next contest.
Favourite teammate: Kate Dempsey beacuse she loves being cheeky and having a laugh and a good time, she will always look out for you to make sure you’re okay.

 

Dalia Edward 



D.O.B: 25-Mar-99
Nickname:
 Dals
Occupation: Student 
Local club: Caulfield Grammarians 
Club supported growing up: Hawthorn 
Hidden talent: I can fly planes 
Greatest sporting achievement: Coming second at rowing nationals
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Anything by Rufas 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Issy Huntington because she keeps her game exciting while nailing the basics. 
Favourite teammate and why? To be discovered…

 

Gabby Seymour 



D.O.B: 28-Oct-96
Nickname:
 Gab
Occupation: Physiotherapist 
Club supported growing up: Richmond 
Hidden talent: Can make a paper crane 
Greatest sporting achievement: Making the Australian junior volleyball team
Greatest inspiration: Roger Federer because he is an elite athlete and elite person. 
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Stronger – Kanye West 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Trent Cotchin because he is a fantastic leader. 
Favourite teammate: Alana Woodward because she gives amazing support and she always gets us over the line.


Mel Lindsay 



D.O.B: 05-Jun-92
Nickname:
 Mel 
Occupation: Air traffic controller 
Local club: West Brunswick 
Club supported growing up: Collingwood 
Greatest inspiration: All of my teammates. Every single person I have played football with has such a different pathway and story, it’s very inspiring. 
Favourite type of kick: Banana 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Lose Yourself –Eminem 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on and why: Dustin Martin because he is so tough and plays very fearless footy. 


Alana Woodward



Height: 170cm
D.O.B.: 13-Jul-90
Nickname: Woody
Occupation: Trader
Local club: Kerang/St Marys
Club supported growing up: Sydney Swans
Hidden Talent: Whip cracking
Greatest sporting achievement: Competing in the National Championships for rowing and athletics, and playing in the yellow and black.
Greatest inspiration: John Minney and James Couzens, they have both been extremely influential in my life. 
Favourite type of kick: Shank
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall and John Oates 
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on and why: I look up to too many to list.
Favourite teammate: Louise Bieniara because she makes a mean homemade granola and asked me to write her name down.

 

Kate Dempsey 



Height: 160cm
D.O.B.: 25-Mar-95
Nickname: Demps 
Occupation: Chef 
Local club: St Mary’s Salesian AFC
Club supported growing up: Hawthorn 
Hidden talent: I can cook
Greatest inspiration: Mum and dad
Favourite type of kick: Banana 
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Cyril Rioli

Tamara Smith



D.O.B: 05-Jun-00
Nickname:
 T
Occupation: Ex-student
Club supported growing up: St Kilda
Greatest inspiration: Serena Williams, she great at what she does despite facing lots of adversity and discrimination, she is an absolute boss.
Hidden talent: I can roll one eye and keep one straight.
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game on and why: Emma Kearney or Ellie Blackburn 
Favourite teammate: Jacqui Graham probably, she always puts in the hard yards and encourages everyone else to do the same, as well as being incredibly humble and down to earth.


Cheyene Macumber



D.O.B: 23-Jun-00
Nickname:
 Chey
Occupation: Student
Local club: Sunbury 
Club supported growing up: Essendon 
Hidden talent: I have healing hands
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt 
Favourite teammate: Akec, because she makes everyone laugh.

  

Rachel Poke Wilson



Nickname: Pokey
Occupation: Student
Club supported growing up: Richmond
Hidden talent: Basketball
Greatest sporting achievement: Played college basketball in the USA
Greatest inspiration and why: My parents because of their work ethic
Favourite type of kick: Banana
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Anything RNB
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Dusty because of his effort and consistency

  

Millie Klingbeil



Occupation: Studying Agriculture in Melbourne University/Brand Ambassador at Chobani 
Current local club: Caulfield Grammar Football Club
Club supported growing up: Geelong
Hidden talent: I can juggle three footballs (not for very long)
Greatest inspiration: Danny Menzel, because he hass overcome so many setbacks and injuries
Favourite type of kick: Torpedo  
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Hall of Fame/Here Comes the Boom
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Rocky Cranston and Jimmy Bartel
Favourite teammate: Alice Edmonds because she’s a legend

  

Hannah Ibrahim



D.O.B: 27-Jan-93
Nickname:
Han/Smouse
Occupation: Account executive
Current local club: Melbourne Uni
Club supported growing up: Essendon
Greatest sporting achievement: Youth girls league best and fairest in 2011
Greatest inspiration: Martin Luther King
Favourite type of kick: Drop punt, plain and simple
Favourite pump up song to listen to before a match: Any Flight Facilities song
Which AFL/AFLW player do you model your game off: Alicia Eva because she is such a smart player and I would love to be as quick and nifty as her.
Favourite teammate: Sian Wilson, she goes so hard every time and she is just an absolute legend.

  

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