Taylah Davies will make her footballing return when the GIANTS take on Collingwood in their final VFL Women’s invitational game on Sunday.
Davies – who made her AFL Women’s debut also against the Magpies earlier this year – has completed her duties with the Canberra GIANTS in the Australian Netball League and will swap the GIANTS’ dress for a jumper this weekend.
The 24-year-old is one of four new faces in the GIANTS’ squad that will play Collingwood at Victoria Park at 3:00pm.
Jacqueline Parry from the Queanbeyan Tigers, Cheyenne Hammond from South Adelaide and Eilish Sheerin from the Newtown Breakaways have also been included in the side that has been undefeated in its four previous games.
GIANTS VFL Women’s Head Coach Roger Moten said it’s exciting to see what the three new faces can produce.
“Jacqueline comes in for her first game as the leading goal kicker in the AFL Canberra Women’s competion,” he said.
“She is a lead-up forward with good hands and a penetrating kick.
“Cheyenne is an agile running defender, who has the ability break the line from defence and take the game on and Eilish is a strong bodied utility who will look to make her debut playing both a back line and forward-line role.”
While the GIANTS have won their previous four games by an average winning margin of 59 points, they’re prepared for a strong showing from Collingwood.
The Magpies have won 11 straight games and sit on top of the VFLW ladder.
“They are a very strong side made up of 16 listed AFLW players,” Moten said.
“With their season just three weeks from entering the finals campaign, we expect a very experienced Magpies outfit to run out.
“They’re a side that has often dominated opposition with their depth across the lines.
“The one-o-one battles all over the ground will challenge our ability and resolve and give the coaching team a true assessment of the team against a quality opponent.”
GIANTS VFLW Squad v Collingwood