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AFLW: Eagles Q&A - Beatrice Devlyn

Get to know West Coast Eagles utility Beatrice Devlyn

Name: Beatrice Devlyn

Nickname: Bea

Instagram: @Bea_devlyn or Bea_Footy

Twitter: @Bea_devlyn

Occupation: Sport scientist / Strength and Conditioning Coach

Position: I can play almost anywhere. Currently I enjoy playing half forward

Football achievements: AFLW debut in 2017 for Freo, 5x WA state rep, 3x All Australian, 3x WA Youth Girls Best and Fairest, 2016 WA State 16s captain, 2016 WA MVP, 2014-16 AFL Academy member, 2x national champions (U16 2013, U18 2014)

What excites you most about being an inaugural Eagle? Getting to set the standard for what’s to come in the future and lay the foundations. And to again be a part of something new and represent a club that has a very rich history of success that we can hopefully add to!

Which teammate are you most looking forward to playing with? Emma Swanson. She has always been a player I’ve looked up to, so to now be teammates with her is very exciting!

The toughest AFLW opponent you’ve encountered? Chelsea Randall

Pre-game meal? Depends on the time of day we are playing. Usually a chicken dish with couscous and veggies or a chicken roll.

Game day superstitions? Not sure I really have any? I follow a specific routine, but I don’t think I’m overly superstitious.

Wost injury? I ruptured my ACL in March, 2018. It was a very challenging journey, but I believe I’ve become better from the experience. 

Hobby? Cycling, although spikeball is fast becoming a favourite.

Favourite holiday spot? Don’t have one.

What’s your spirit animal? A lion

Favourite band? The Killers

Favourite TV series? 12 Monkeys or Stranger Things

Something you can’t live without? Sport/exercise