In­au­gu­ral All-Aus­tralians hon­oured

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

DE­SPITE a tough sea­son, Fre­man­tle Dock­ers women’s cap­tain Kara Don­nel­lan has been dubbed one of the best play­ers in the league after she was named in the in­au­gu­ral AFLW All-Aus­tralian team.

Don­nel­lan played in all but one of the Dock­ers’ games, in­clud­ing a match­win­ning 24-dis­posal, twogoal game against Carlton in round 6.

South Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club prod­uct Sab­rina Fredrick-Traub, who had a dom­i­nant year at the Bris­bane Lions, also made the team. AFL foot­ball op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Si­mon Leth­lean said selec­tion in the in­au­gu­ral team was a big honour.

“These play­ers have all rep­re­sented their clubs with dis­tinc­tion and have been in­te­gral to the suc­cess of AFL Women’s,” he said.

“To be named in the team in­di­cates that these play­ers have not only reached a level of ex­cel­lence but man­aged to main­tain con­sis­tency week-in-week out.

“The fi­nal team rep­re­sents the best play­ers of an in­cred­i­ble open­ing sea­son and will be an achieve­ment long cher­ished by the play­ers se­lected.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d441303

Sab­rina Fred­er­ick-Traub is an All-Aus­tralian.

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