Name: Beatrice Devlyn
Instagram: @Bea_devlyn or Bea_Footy
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