Richmond has selected Oakleigh Chargers midfielder/forward Stella Reid with the fifth selection at the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Draft
Reid, who was the vice-captain of the premiership-winning Chargers in the NAB League this year, booted 15 goals from 13 games and averaged 20 disposals and 3.6 tackles per match.
An U/19 All Australian, Reid also showed an ability to perform in big games with a standout three-goal performance in the NAB League Grand Final.
Richmond AFLW Recruiting Manager Trent Moseby said Reid was a high achieving character, determined and self-driven to have a successful AFLW career.
“Stella’s strengths in her game are her classy left foot kicking, overhead marking, high football I.Q, goal kicking, and running ability. She clearly has AFLW attributes,” he added.
Reid, who stands at 173cm, has displayed versatility in her game by playing forward, back, through the midfield, and on the wing in recent years.
“She has the potential to play as a dangerous forward or a hard-running midfielder at the elite level with her size, speed and aerobic capacity. We are excited about what Stella can become in our program,” Moseby said.
Reid was outstanding for Victoria Metro against Victoria Country earlier in the year, gathering 23 disposals, taking six marks and kicking two goals.
The former Kew Comets junior also made an appearance for Collingwood at VFLW level during the year, where she gathered 13 disposals and had four rebound 50s.
Reid was also a distinguished junior cricketer and hockey player, representing her state in both sports. She is the niece of former Sydney and Geelong player Simon Arnott.
Off the sporting field, Reid plays the trumpet and is the President of Balwyn High School's Student Representative Council.