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Sport Bulldogs take Newton at No.1 in AFLW draft

07:00  22 october  2019
07:00  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Gabby Newton could be taken at pick No . 1 in the AFLW draft . Credit:AAP. Key forward Newton , inside midfielder McEvoy and outside midfielder The Bulldogs (pick one overall), Carlton (No.2) and St Kilda (No.5) will each end up with one of the trio but the order in which they will fall remains unclear.

MYSTERY surrounds just who the Western Bulldogs will take with the No . 1 pick in Tuesday's NAB AFLW Draft in Melbourne. Northern Knights midfielder/forward Gabby Newton has long been touted as a possible first selection, but a very strong year from Calder Cannons winger Georgia Patrikios – who

Western Bulldogs have taken Northern Knights midfielder Gabby Newton with the No.1 pick at Tuesday's AFLW draft at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Gabby Newton of the Western Bulldogs poses for a photo after going at pick one in the 2019 NAB AFL Womens Draft at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne, Tuesday, October 22, 2019© AAP Gabby Newton of the Western Bulldogs poses for a photo after going at pick one in the 2019 NAB AFL Womens Draft at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Carlton pounced on Geelong Falcons midfielder Lucy McEvoy with the second overall selection and Brisbane used the No.3 pick on Maroochydore midfielder Lily Postletwaite.

"It's absolutely crazy ... I can't believe this day has finally come and I'm so happy to be a part of the Western Bulldogs," Newton said.

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Top pick: Isabel Huntington with AFLW Bulldogs coach Paul Groves. In between Huntington and the other Victorians was Stephanie Cain, discarded by Fremantle at the end of last year, but re- drafted by the Dockers with the second overall selection, with Fremantle only having access to players that had

The Dogs could then take Huntington’s teammate Conti at No 4. Fremantle, with pick two, may go for key forward Emily McGuire, who was unable to attend the combine, or mature-age Welcome to our coverage of the second draft in AFLW history. Today, 49 players will find their way onto an AFLW list.

"I was hoping (I'd go No.1) but I wasn't sure.

"... My whole family is so excited, it's been such a long lead up, so for them to have me so stressed out all the time it's good for them that I've finally been drafted."

The Bulldogs obtained the first pick when Monique Conti was traded to expansion club Richmond, and they held four of the first seven Victorian selections.

Maggie Gorham from Belconnen went to GWS at pick No.4 with St Kilda landing winger Georgia Patrikios from the Calder Cannons with the fifth overall selection.

Patrikios, who was named player of the AFLW under-18 championships, was touted as a possible top pick after a very strong year with the Cannons.

The Bulldogs and Cats drafted Isabella Grant (daughter of Chris) and Millie Brown (daughter of Paul), respectively, as father-daughter picks.

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2017 AFLW trade period. No. Player(s). Traded from. AFLW players salaries are managed and paid in full by the AFL on behalf of the clubs. The rookie draft took place on 20 October 2017. Players qualify for the rookie draft if they are under the age of 21 or are crossing from another sport.[26].

Isabel Huntington could be snapped up Western Bulldogs or Collingwood in AFLW draft . HER cousin Will Setterfield is a GWS Giants star and The Western Bulldogs could secure Huntington, 18, with pick No . 1 in Wednesday’s draft , or she could slip through to Collingwood at No .3 — essentially pick

In a surprise move, former Collingwood and North Melbourne forward Moana Hope withdrew her nomination on the morning of the draft and will take a year off before attempting to rekindle her stalled career.

The AFLW draft differs from the AFL men's draft in that players can nominate the region that they are eligible to be selected in due to the competition's part-time nature.

In Victoria, players can nominate for all eight clubs in the state, for Geelong specifically or the Melbourne metropolitan region - which covers seven teams and excludes the Cats.

There are now 14 clubs in the AFLW, after the additions of the Tigers, West Coast, Gold Coast and St Kilda, but the first round of the draft had 18 selections, due to expansion compensation picks.


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