The SUNS have secured talented local product Georgia Breward with its eighth and final selection in the NAB AFLW Draft, taken at pick 91 overall.
Breward has been in the SUNS Academy since the age of 16 and is based in the Northern Rivers, playing club football for Coolangatta.
She ruptured her ACL early last year which saw her miss the 2018 AFLW Under 18 National Championships, QAFLW season as well as the Winter Series, although her form at Under 18 level the year prior gave an insight into the type of player she could become.
“It’s been a frustrating year for Georgia but the professionalism she’s shown in her rehab from her ACL injury has been on the next level,” AFLW Senior Coach David Lake told SUNS Media.
“She has an unbelievable commitment to making herself the best player she can be and I’m sure she’ll make an early impact for us.”
Playing for NSW/ACT in the 2017 National Championships, Breward impressed in the midfield, culminating in her selection in the All Australian squad.
Breward has had to make plenty of sacrifices to pursue her dream of playing AFLW.
Living in Northern New South Wales, it wasn’t uncommon for Breward to travel several hours each week to train and play football on the Gold Coast.
While undertaking her rehab, she took part in Gold Coast’s Summer Academy and also played a role off-field in the SUNS’ QW Winter Series in 2019.
Breward is a small midfielder, but what she lacks in size she makes up for with her courage, skills and decision-making standing out.