Richmond has snapped up dangerous forward/midfielder, Emelia Yassir with its second selection, No.16 overall at tonight’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft.
The Calder Cannons product averaged 17 disposals, including 11 contested and four tackles per game in 2021.
Yassir represented Victoria Metro in this year’s National Championships and featured six times for Essendon at VFLW level, averaging 9.5 disposals and four tackles.
Her strongest game at Championships level came against Western Australia, where she was a dominant force with 17 disposals, four marks, five tackles and two score assists.
Richmond AFLW Recruiting Manager, Trent Moseby said that the 160cm Yassir was a fierce competitor.
“We see ‘Millzy’ playing as a dangerous small forward at AFLW level with her foot skills, footy smarts and defensive pressure challenging the opposition at the elite level,” he said.
“Her tackling is a real strength, as is her overhead marking, and football smarts, kicking, clean hands and her movement. ‘Millzy’ has clear AFLW attributes.
“We are really excited about what she can bring to our program.”
She has been compared to exciting Western Bulldogs youngster Elisabeth Georgostathis for her manic pressure.