The Gold Coast SUNS have drafted promising South Australian footballer Cheyenne Hammond with pick 57 in the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft.

Hammond has only been playing football for two years after switching from a soccer background in 2017.

Joining SANFL Women’s club South Adelaide in 2018, Hammond played 11 games in her debut season which saw the side win the premiership. 

The 21-year-old was named best on ground in the Grand Final after her efforts rebounding from defence.

In 2019 South Adelaide went back-to-back, and Hammond once again stood up in the Grand Final, finishing with 12 disposals.

The 170cm defender was flown in to represent the SUNS for the final QW Winter Series game in 2019 and showed she had the potential to make it at AFLW level.

“Coming from a soccer background Cheyenne has fantastic endurance and loves to take the game on,” AFLW Senior Coach David Lake told SUNS Media. 

“She’s a courageous run and carry defender who gets better every time she plays.” 

Hammond best describes herself as quick, determined and agile.