The future continues to get brighter at the GIANTS after securing gun teenager Kaitlyn Srhoj with pick three at the 2023 AFLW Draft on Monday night.
A talented junior basketballer, Srhoj was snapped up by the GIANTS after a pair of stellar seasons for Peel Thunder in the WAFL as well as her dominant form for Western Australia in the Under-18 National Championships.
Named in the 2023 Under-18 All-Australian team and a part of the AFLW National Academy, the 18-year-old is a smooth-moving 175cm winger with the ability to play as an inside midfielder, while also possessing great hands above her head.
Hailing from Mandurrah, Srhoj announced herself as a star of the future after winning the MVP for best on ground in the 2022 AFLW Under-17 Futures game consisting of the best teenagers in the country.
“We are thrilled to secure Kaitlyn and welcome her to the GIANTS,” GIANTS AFLW List Manager Tyson Bourke said.
“Kaitlyn has been on everyone’s radar for the past two years after representing WA as a bottom-ager before winning best on ground in the Under-17s Futures game.
“We love her ability to play on the outside as a tall marking winger with class but also to play on the inside with her ability to extract the ball and use her hands to bring others into the game.
“More importantly Kaitlyn is an excellent character who will be an excellent addition to our midfield group and we’re excited to see her in orange and charcoal.”
A promising basketballer who was on the Mandurah Magic's NBL1 roster and made national under-age teams, Srhoj only started playing football just four years ago as a 14-year-old but has quickly risen to become one of the best young talents in the country.
A great athlete, Srhoj is super evasive and composed through traffic, which combined with her elite endurance allows her to play the wing role to perfection while also having the ability to play as a genuine midfielder.
She joins the GIANTS after a standout Under-18 National Championships for WA, averaging 17.3 disposals and 4.7 marks to receive All-Australian honours.