New AFLW recruit Alison Drennan alongside Community and Game Development staff members Chad Morrison, Janelle Marangon and former AFLW player Krstel Petrevski travelled to Albany this week for the first of 10 sessions stretching from the Great Southern to the Pilbara.

The trip across WA aims to seek talented female athletes and footballers above the age of 15, who may excel in an elite football environment and potentially find themselves an AFLW list spot.

Current AFLW players at varying clubs recruited from previous AFLW talent searches, showcases the past success of these sessions: Sophie McDonald (West Coast), Eleanor Hartill (Brisbane) and Charli Wickstead (Richmond).

Academies Coordinator Chad Morrison highlighted the improvement across the board since the first AFLW talent search back in 2018.

“The level of development with the girls over the last few years is really exciting; every time we do a talent search it seems to just get better and better.

“It’s important to engage with all our regions and give these girls the opportunity to do the testing and be part of the talent search process, to see where they’re at as a footballer and to also connect them back to our club in Perth.

“There are so many skills in a variety of sports that can translate to football and you never know where the process may lead. We’ve had some fantastic successes with these talent searches in previous years so come down, give it a go and have some fun.”

If you think you have what it takes to be an AFLW footballer, register here for one of our regional talent search sessions.

Upcoming AFLW Talent Search Sessions:

Kalgoorlie – February 12

Esperance – February 14

Geraldton – February 19

Newman – February 22

Karratha – March 5

Port Hedland – March 6

Bunbury – March 11

Dunsborough – March 14

Northam – March 18