19 June 2020

Gungahlin Jets Players Drafted

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Congratulations Jets’ premiership players Rhiannon Metcalfe and Britt Tully who have been drafted in the AFL Women’s National league draft.

Metcalfe who has had a great year dominating the ruck was selected at pick 74 by the Adelaide Crows and will be coached by former Jets Women’s coach Rebecca Goddard.

Tully meanwhile went at pick 80 to the GWS Giants. A tough midfielder for the Jets who has had a mountain of possessions this year.

Both players have had a great year playing representative football for the ACT as well as in the Jets’ AFL Canberra Women’s League premiership win over the Eastlake Demons last month. Tully also took out the AFL Canberra Women’s League Best and Fairest Award. The Jets’ Best and Fairest count will be held this Saturday, 15 October.

Jets’ Chair Tamarah Knox said “This is a tremendous opportunity for both Rhi and Britt and an exciting time for the Jets football club as a whole. To have two players drafted is a credit to not only them but their coach Jules Clarkson and the whole Jets women’s team who have trained and worked hard all year. This was proven by them winning the AFL ACT Women’s Premiership this year”.

“This is an exciting time for women’s AFL and the Jets’ are so excited to have players a part of the national league in its inaugural season”. Tamarah went on to say.

Metcalfe works with the Royal Australian Navy and is already moving to Adelaide for work. Her dominance in the middle along with her booming kick are qualities the Crows will no doubt want to make the most of.

Tully’s ability to run through a pack would have no doubt caught the recruiters eye. She is a part of the Jets’ Women’s leadership group and has played at the club since 2012.

The Gungahlin Jets are big supporters of women and girls playing AFL in Canberra right from Auskick to Youth Girls and the premiership winning women’s team. This spring the Gungahlin Jets are participating in an ACT AFL girls only Auskick program which is now open for registrations.

Britt Tully – photo by Ben Southall

Rhiannon Metcalfe – photo by Ben Southall

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