Player Profile: Maddy Collier
Our second Player Profile ahead of this Saturday’s momentous women’s game at the SCG features one of the brightest prospects in New South Wales.
Maddy Collier is an intelligent back and is one of the more experienced members of the Sydney Swans Academy.
The 20-year-old will offer strong, rebounding play and she’s expected to have a major influence on the outcome of the historic match.
Maddy, how did you get involved in AFL?
My family played AFL and I always thought it looked like a lot of fun. When they were starting a girls’ competition in my area I took the opportunity to get involved.
Which women’s AFL club do you represent?
I play for the UNSW-Eastern Suburbs Stingrays in the Sydney AFL women’s competition.
Describe one of your biggest thrills playing AFL.
Last year I was drafted by the Western Bulldogs to take on the Melbourne Demons. The match was a curtain raiser for the men’s game at Etihad Stadium. That was pretty exciting.
Have you had any setbacks during your AFL journey?
I sustained a serious ankle injury prior to that particular game and I couldn’t play. The highs and lows of sport!
And which team do you barrack for in the AFL?
The bounce for the women’s game is 1:40pm, following by Sydney Derby IX at 4:35pm.