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23 WA players selected in AFL Women's DraftWednesday, October 12, 2016 - 2:56 PM

A total of 23 West Australian players were selected in the inaugural AFL Women’s Draft held on Wednesday, October 12 in Melbourne.

They included Hayley Miller, pictured, at number four to Fremantle Football Club and another three West Australians in the Top 20.

This was in addition to the eight West Australians selected as marquee players in July, five WA players recruited as priority signings last month and the signing of free agent Tarnica Golisano following today’s Draft, taking the total number of WA players listed in the AFL women’s competition to 37.

WAFC Female Talent Manager Alison Moore congratulated all of the players selected and said it was a terrific outcome for women's football in Western Australia.

“We are really proud of all of the players selected today. They are highly deserving of this exciting opportunity as a reward for all of their hard work and commitment,” she said.

“It also demonstrates what a really great job our WA Women's Football League and Youth Girls clubs and coaches are doing in partnership with our Talent Academy staff and coaches.

“The WAWFL and Youth Girls competitions provide a great platform for female football development and the WAFC has invested in opportunities for elite players to participate in Talent Academies, which has all resulted in a very strong talent pool in our State.

“We will now work closely with community clubs to replenish this talent pool and ensure that we are well prepared to embrace the expected new growth in female participation once the AFL women’s competition is launched next year,” she said.

Players who nominated for the draft but weren’t selected may nominate as free agents and consider options to play interstate. Clubs must select their free agents prior to Monday 31 October to fill the remaining three places on their list.

WA Players Selected:


4 – Hayley Miller (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

13 – Brianna Green (East Fremantle) – Fremantle

17 – Aimee Schmidt (Coastal Titans) – Greater Western Sydney

20 – Ashley Sharp (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

29 – Lara Filocamo (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

34 – Jessica Wuetschner (East Fremantle) – Brisbane

36 – Tiah Haynes (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

43 – Caitlyn Edwards (East Fremantle) – Collingwood

45 – Kira Phillips (Peel Thunderbirds) – Fremantle

52 – Tayla Bresland (Peel Thunderbirds) – Fremantle

61 – Amy Lavell (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

68 – Stacey Barr (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

77 – Melissa Caulfield (East Fremantle) – Fremantle

84 – Cassie Davidson (East Fremantle) – Fremantle

93 – Taylah Angel (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

100 – Belinda Smith (East Fremantle) – Fremantle

109 – Stephanie Cain (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

116 – Kelly Clinch (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

125 – Demi Okely (Peel Thunderbirds) – Fremantle

130 – Dana Hooker (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

137 – Ruby Schleicher (East Fremantle) – Collingwood

139 – Akec Makur Chuot (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

144 – Tara Morgan (South Fremantle) – Collingwood


Tarnica Golisano (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle


Kim Mickle (Athletics) – Fremantle

Ebony Antonio (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

Kirby Bentley (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

Gabby O’Sullivan (East Fremantle) – Fremantle

Alex Williams (East Fremantle) – Greater Western Sydney


Kellie Gibson (Swan Districts) – Adelaide

Chelsea Randall (Swan Districts) – Adelaide

Sabrina Frederick-Traub (South Fremantle) – Brisbane

Emma King (Coastal Titans) – Collingwood

Kara Donnellan (Swan Districts) – Fremantle

Kiara Bowers (Coastal Titans) – Fremantle

Renee Forth (Coastal Titans) – Greater Western Sydney

Emma Swanson (East Fremantle) – Greater Western Sydney