Current Club: Claremont AFLW Club: previously West Coast Eagles Position: Defender/Half Back Age: 20
In 2022 Emily showcased the strong season with Claremont between AFLW S6 and S7. Bennett pieced together an ultra-consistent season and showed off her natural footballing abilities to be able to have impact both offensively and defensively.
Coming out of the backline, Bennett performs well as a strong rebounding defender. She is a traditional footballer who just does everything right; Bennett is strong overhead, good at ground level, and provides both the defensive pressure and offensive run required of a half-back. She puts her body on the line, and when having the chance of disposing of it, will use it well with a competitive long kick down the field. Bennett has consistency and weight of numbers across the WAFL Women’s and then AFL Women’s Under 19 Championships – where she averaged an eye-catching 16.3 disposals, 3.3 marks, 5.3 tackles and 4.0 rebound 50s, which earned her a well-deserved AFLW Draft Combine invite in 2021. She is a consistent defender with natural ability both offensively and defensively.