Western Sydney’s Georgia Garnett named for AFLW debut
Second-year midfielder Georgia Garnett will play her first AFLW game on Saturday at Blacktown International Sportspark when the GIANTS face the Gold Coast Suns.
Garnett is one of four changes for the must-win clash with defender Annalyse Lister returning from injury and Tait Mackrill and Taylah Davies recalled to the forward line.
An outstanding junior from Castle Hill in Western Sydney, Garnett played at three NAB AFLW Under-18 Championships for NSW/ACT as a junior.
Able to play across every line, Garnett played a key role in the East Coast Eagles’ push to the AFL Sydney Grand Final in 2019 before being drafted ahead of the 2020 season.
After not managing a game in her first season, the 19-year-old will finally get her chance in the orange and charcoal on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday’s game will be the first chance for GIANTS fans to see their team in person in 356 days.
Make sure you’re there for the big, big homecoming, purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster today!
GIANTS v Gold Coast Suns
Saturday, February 13 at 3:10pm
Blacktown International Sportspark
FB: Pepa Randall, Tanya Hetherington
HB: Lisa Steane, Louise Stephenson, Annalyse Lister
C: Elle Bennetts, Britt Tully, Alicia Eva
HF: Tait Mackrill, Jessica Dal Pos, Haneen Zreika
FF: Cora Staunton, Taylah Davies
RR: Erin McKinnon, Alyce Parker, Rebecca Beeson
Interchange: Georgia Garnett, Jessica Allan, Emily Goodsir, Rebecca Privitelli, Nicola Barr
In: Georgia Garnett, Annalyse Lister, Taylah Davies, Tait Mackrill
Out: Tarni Evans (suspension), Erin Todd, Jodie Hicks, Aimee Schmidt (omitted)
Emergencies: Libby Graham, Jodie Hicks