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Girls set for AFLW Draft

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Chantella Perera of Hawthorn poses with the best on ground award during the VFLW Grand Final match between Hawthorn and Geelong at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media)
A best on ground performance in the Grand Final will hold Chantella Perera in good stead in next week's AFLW Draft.

The success of Hawthorn VFLW’s year looks set to continue at the AFLW Draft next Tuesday.

A total of 16 members of the premiership-winning squad have nominated for the draft, including 10 players who were involved in the Grand Final win over Geelong in September.

Winner of the league’s Rising Star and the club’s best and fairest awards, Jayde Van Dyk has been touted as a potential number one pick next week.

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The 22-year-old played a starring role in the premier’s backline this season, impressing with her football smarts, agility and skill level.

Preparing for their first season in the AFLW competition, Geelong hold the prized number one selection, as well as Picks 2 and 7 in the competition’s third national draft 

Other Hawks who have attracted interest from club recruiters ahead of the draft include Emily Gilder, Chantella Perera, Ebony Nixon, Tahni Nestor and Olivia Flanagan.


The following is a full list of those Hawks who have nominated for the AFLW Draft (in alphabetical order): 

Mikala Cann

Nicole Cormack

Alison Dowler

Olivia Flanagan

Emily Gilder

Kara Henderson

Sarah Kendall

Tamara Luke

Tahni Nestor

Ebony Nixon

Clare O’Donnell

Cassandra Papadopoulos

Chantella Perera

Ysabelle Price

Jayde Van Dyk

Emerson Woods

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