In the first of our 2018 player focus articles for the TAC Cup, Media Coordinator Kavisha Di Pietro spoke with Alastair Richards about the disappointment of being dropped from Vic Metro and using it to fuel his season.
Holly Bate has never really listened to popular opinion. If she had, she might never have joined Prahran and kick-started a football career that would see her take out the TAC Cup Girls Leading Goalkicker Award in her top-age year. Looking back, Bate is glad she took the chance on running around with the boys.
MAKING Vic Metro for the second consecutive year, named among Sandringham Dragons’ bests on multiple occasions and called up to play for Southern Saints in the VFL Women’s, the talented Eleanor Brown was not satisfied with her TAC Cup season.
TAC Cup Girls coach Tamara Hyett was 35 when she played her first senior game of football at the St Kilda Sharks. While a love of AFL has always coursed through Hyett’s blood, she spent most of her adult life as a professional golfer but knew her first love of football would always find its way back into her life.
For Sandringham Dragons midfielder Alfie Jarnestrom, his top-age year hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing after missing out on Vic Metro selection and struggling with illness throughout the season. But the Brighton Grammar student is taking it all in his stride.
Injury prevented her from participating in the inaugural TAC Cup girls season this year but Sandringham Dragons’ Izzy Huntington has the AFLW firmly in her sights. She spoke with Kavisha Di Pietro about her ambitions for the future and the road to recovery.
Leeann Gill has football experience few could match. Media officer Kavisha Di Pietro sat down with Leeann Gill to discuss her extensive resume and her philosophy when working with young footballers to help them develop to their best of their ability both on and off the field.
For the first edition of our Where are they now series, media officer Kavisha Di Pietro chatted to Alex Woodward about his injury-ravelled career, footballing future and advice for this years group of Dragons.