2014 AFL Women’s Draft

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The 2014 AFL Women’s Draft was held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Monday 19th May. 

The Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Football Clubs each made 12 selections to complete their teams that will play in the AFL Women’s Exhibition Match on Sunday June 29 at Etihad Stadium.

Out of this selection process one secondary school student was selected to be a part of this significant event. Congratulations for Tayla Harris from Albany Creek High School in Queensland who was selected by the Melbourne F.C at draft pick 17.

Below is a brief profile of Tayla’s AFL achievements that was promoted at the Draft following her selection.

Tayla Harris (Zillmere, QLD)

Still only 17 years of age Harris has achieved a great deal. As a member of the AFL Academy in 2012 she managed to beat her female role model, Aasta O’Connor in the ruck in a performance that gave a glimpse of what she is capable of. Harris has represented Queensland Youth Girls in all five Championships thus far and has been named in the All Australian team three times. A member of the inaugural tour of New Zealand in 2013, Harris conducted herself as a young leader and coach to the NZ Kahus. Harris is athletic, holding the record for the running vertical jump at youth girls level. Her ability to tap accurately to one of her onballers and contested overhead marking are outstanding features that set her apart from her peers. In the recent Youth Girls, coach Craig Starcevich used her in the ruck, at centre half forward and as a sweeper in defence – all to great effect.

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