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Freckleton Joins the GIANTS’ AFLW Team

Welcome to the GIANTS Melissa! - GWS Giants,AFLW
Welcome to the GIANTS Melissa!

The GIANTS have signed local Western Wolves footballer Melissa Freckleton as a free agent for the upcoming AFL Women’s season.

Freckleton found out about her selection when woken by a phone call from AFLW Head Coach Alan McConnell while on holidays overseas.

“Melissa comes from the AFL Sydney competition and has elite speed and great endurance,” said McConnell.

“She’s a really strong tackler and we think she’s likely to play probably forward and a little bit on-ball.

“We’re looking for her to contribute to keeping the ball in our front half of the ground and give us more opportunities to kick goals.”

Freckleton joins new GIANTS Jodie Hicks, Tanya Hetherington, Courtney Gum, Phoebe Monahan, Philippa Smyth and Cora Staunton who were all drafted on Wednesday.

There are three spots remaining on the club’s list with the NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft to be held on Friday from 12pm.

The GIANTS' AFLW team starts pre-season training on November 20.