McEvoy named in 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Academy

St Mary’s star Lucy McEvoy has been named as part of the Twenty-two TAC Cup Girls players in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Academy.

Forty-eight players from across Australia have been named in the third intake, with the Academy members to receive a NAB AFL Women’s Academy scholarship that provides high performance camps and personal development opportunities over a 12-month period.

The first of three camps will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from December 16.

The players will also join AFLW club training sessions throughout the pre-season.

Four potential TAC Cup Girls Father-Daughter selections are members of the squad; Millie Brown (daughter of Paul Brown – Geelong Cats), Isabella Grant (daughter of Chris Grant – Western Bulldogs), Tarni Brown (daughter of Gavin Brown – Collingwood) and Alice Burke (daughter of Nathan Burke – St Kilda).

AFLW Talent Manager Aasta O’Connor said after just two years the NAB AFLW Academy is achieving great results.

“At the recent NAB AFLW Draft, 19 Academy players joined AFLW clubs,” O’Connor said.

“With four further expansion teams entering the AFLW competition in 2020, the high performance coaching we provide these players is even more important.”

Georgia Patrikios Calder Cannons
Molly McDonald Dandenong Stingrays
Isabella Shannon Dandenong Stingrays
Lucinda Cripps Dandenong Stingrays
Tyanna Smith Dandenong Stingrays*
Laura McClelland Eastern Ranges
Tarni Brown Eastern Ranges*
Olivia Meagher Eastern Ranges*
Lucy McEvoy Geelong Falcons
Sophie Molan GWV Rebels
Maggie Caris GWV Rebels*
Isabella Simmons GWV Rebels*
Millie Brown Murray Bushrangers
Olivia Barber Murray Bushrangers*
Britney Gutknecht Northern Knights
Gabrielle Newton Northern Knights
Alyssa Bannan Northern Knights*
Ellie McKenzie Northern Knights*
Alice Burke Sandringham Dragons*
Isabella Grant Western Jets
Cleo Saxon-Jones Western Jets
Isabelle Pritchard Western Jets*

*Article thanks to the TAC Cup website –

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