Following the release of the new CBA for Season 7, we’ve been working with 5 contracted AFLW players including Laura Pugh, Matilda Sergeant and Ashley Sharp from the Fremantle Dockers, and Aimee Schmidt and Hayley Bullas from the West Coast Eagles.
Laura began her AFLW career in 2019 after playing in the State Basketball League, and is now an integral part of the Dockers backline. She is also an Occupational Therapist and volunteers with Fair Game.
Tildi was drafted to the Dockers in 2018 and made her debut in 2019. After a concussion, Tildi was back playing in the 2021 season and has signed again with the Dockers for season 7. Tildi is also a qualified teacher after graduating from Notre Dame in 2021.
Ashley was drafted to Dockers in 2016 and in 2017 received a NAB Rising Star nomination. A talented basketballer too, Ashley played in the State Basketball League before switching to AFLW full time. Ashley is making her return to AFLW after the birth of her son and playing her 100th game in the WAFLW with Swan Districts.
Aimee was drafted to the GWS Giants in 2016 and joined Eagles in 2021. Aimee was the Eagles leading goal kicker in the 2022 season and is also a qualified teacher. She enjoys travelling with her partner and is looking forward to getting away after season 7 when they would usually be training and playing.
Hayley has re-signed with the West Coast Eagles for her 4th season, after winning the VFLW best and fairest in 2018 and kicking the most goals for Eagles in 2020. Hayley also runs her own business HB Female Football, creating a pathway for the next generation of AFLW players in Perth.
We have also been working with a number of local AFLW athletes who are hoping to be drafted.
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