Hawthorn has selected emerging ruck Lucy Wales with Pick 22 in the 2022 NAB AFLW Draft.

The 18-year-old ranked 10th in the VFLW this season for average hit-outs with 19.8 per game for the Casey Demons.

She also proved capable of winning the ball around the ground, averaging 11.3 disposals and 4.5 tackles.

Hailing from a representative basketball background, Wales boasts impressive aerial ability and athleticism.

She will look to link up with the likes of Tegan Cunningham and Tamara Luke in the ruck department once she commences training.

Name: Lucy Wales

DOB: 30/05/2003

Height: 184cm

Position: Ruck

From: Casey VFLW