Sydney has received a great deal of encouragement for next week’s draft AFLW, with both Victoria and the country’s top hopes of being nominated for NSW.
According to the Womens.AFL, Montana Ham and Sophia Harley, two of the most impressive in the draft pool, will leave their home country.
The Expansion Club is in the NSW Draft pool, so it looks like it will definitely join Swansea.
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In the AFLW, players are allowed to vote for a draft in a particular state, as they are semi-professional and cause problems on the Internet. All states prepare their own pools.
Sydney James, the sister of Sydney James, who was nominated last year, has been nominated to play in Queensland from outside the country and has been nominated for the Gold Coast.
“This is a university and lifestyle choice,” Ham Sunderry, manager of Ham, told News Corp.
“She will be happy to go to any club, Swans or Giant.”
Ham is an average of 180 cm from the Western Jets and Hurley made his fourth fastest 2km test in the AFLW combination last month.
The move follows the defeat of Hawthorn and Essendon for Victoria expansion clubs, which hold their first six Victorian elections in next Wednesday’s draft.
Port Adelaide is the fourth expansion club to join the league, meaning all 18 clubs have teams in the AFLW.
WA’s best hope is that Ella Roberts will stay in her home country and join the West Coast, reports The West.
AFLW Draft Order (Round 1)
1. Sydney Swans
3. Port Adelaide
5. Sydney Swans
7. Port Adelaide
11. Sydney Swans
12. Sydney Swans
13. Sydney Swans
14. West Coast Eagles
15. West Coast Eagles
16. St. Kilda
19. Gold Coast Sun.
20. GWS giant
21. Western Bulldogs
23. Port Adelaide
24. West Coast Eagles
28. North Melbourne
29. Western Bulldogs
31. Port Adelaide
33. Geelong Cats
34. Gold Coast Sun.
36. West Coast Eagles