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Kevin Sheehan’s 2023 AFLW Draft WA ProspectsWednesday, December 13, 2023 - 12:10 PM

AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan has released his top three WA prospects ahead of the 2023 AFLW Draft.

East Fremantle’s Georgie Cleaver, Claremont’s Ella Slocombe and Peel Thunder’s Kaitlyn Srhoj have been given Sheehan’s seal of approval.

The 2023 AFLW Draft will be held at Marvel Stadium on Monday, December 18.

The final order will be confirmed following the 2023 AFLW Trade Week, which concludes on Thursday, December 14.


Georgie Cleaver
State: Western Australia
State League Club: East Fremantle
Community Club: Rossmoyne
Date of Birth: 14/08/05
Height: 181cm
Nominated Draft State: Western Australia

A dual sport elite athlete who is a member of the AFL National Academy and the Australian U19 netball team. Represented the Australia U18 team against the U23 All Stars at Marvel Stadium and was impressive in the ruck with 13 disposals and 11 hitouts. Played for Western Australia in the opening game of the National Championships against South Australia and amassed 19 disposals and four tackles in defence. Missed the final two games of the Championships due to representing Australia in netball at the youth Commonwealth Games. A left footer who is both strong in the air and clean below her knees, she also starred for East Fremantle at senior level this year.

Ella Slocombe
Pronunciation: Slow-kem
State: Western Australia
State League Club: Claremont
Community Club: Claremont
Date of Birth: 06/12/05
Height: 165cm
Nominated Draft State: National (all states)

Small midfielder whose bursts from the middle of the ground were eye-catching for Western Australia during the National Championships. Was among her state’s best players against South Australia and Victoria Country, averaging 15 disposals across her three games. A premiership player with Claremont in her 17th year last season, she played a further six matches this season and averaged 14 disposals. Both her power and endurance were impressive during testing at the Draft Combine. Her running vertical jump of 68cm placed her in the top-10 performers nationally and her 7:52 seconds for the 2km time trial was the quickest of players who tested in Western Australia.

Kaitlyn Srhoj
Pronunciation: Sir-hoy
State: Western Australia
State League Club: Peel Thunder
Community Club: Halls Head/Mandurah Mustangs
Date of Birth: 10/07/05
Height: 174cm
Nominated Draft State: National (all states)

A midfielder who has shown she can play on both the outside or inside using her impressive running ability and footy smarts to win the ball. Courageous in her attack on the ball both overhead and at ground level. She was among her state’s best at the National Championships in games against South Australia and the Allies. Averaged 17.3 disposals and five marks across three matches to be rewarded with All Australian honours. Starred in the AFLW Futures Game in 2022 which helped secure selection in the National Academy this year.

Broadcast details

The 2023 AFLW Draft will be broadcast nationally on the AFL and AFLW websites and apps from 4:00pm WA time on Monday, December 18.