Shevlin & Williams selected for the 2019 AFL Women’s Season
Maddie Shevlin (Gungahlin Jets) and Jessie Williams (Eastlake Demons) will join AFL Women’s lists in 2019. They are two of seven AFL NSW/ACT players drafted after the conclusion of today’s 2018 NAB AFL Women’s Draft in Melbourne.
Maddie Shevlin was selected by Collingwood at pick number 19. Rookied to the Melbourne Football Club in 2018, the once Gungahlin Jet will be looking to make her official AFLW debut in 2019 after a strong season with VFLW club, the Casey Demons.
AFL Canberra’s Jessie Williams will also be a part of the AFL Womens’ third season, having been rookied to one of the two new clubs to the competition, North Melbourne. Coming from a soccer background, the Eastlake Demon was selected via the Tasmanian talent pathway which feeds through to the Kangaroos in their inaugural year.
“It is pleasing to see a further seven players join and re-join AFLW lists for 2019,” said AFL NSW/ACT Female Talent Manager, Ash Moeller.
“It highlights the growing nature of women’s football in our market and the need to continually grow the talent pool in New South Wales and the ACT, and female football in general with the expanding AFL Women’s competition providing more and more opportunities to play at the elite level.”
AFL Canberra would like to congratulate all players drafted into the AFL Women’s competition today and wish them all luck going into the 2019 season.