Canberra-based footballer Hannah Dunn has been drafted to the Gold Coast SUNS, taken with the club’s second selection in the NAB AFLW Draft at pick 22 overall.

The 28-year-old has been a mainstay in her club side Queanbeyan Tigers’ midfield for the last 10 years, competing in the Canberra women’s competition.

“We’re so excited to have Hannah on board for next year,” AFLW Senior Coach David Lake told SUNS Media.

“She has an insatiable appetite to win the footy and will provide some valuable experience for us in the midfield.”

Dunn began her football career in 2010 and became the first woman to reach 100 games for the Tigers in 2016, inducted as a full playing member of the club.

Earlier this year, Dunn became a four-time premiership player with Queanbeyan after claiming the AFL Canberra Grand Final and winning the best on ground medal.

Despite going undrafted for the inaugural AFL Women’s competition in 2017, Dunn was selected as a train-on player with the GWS Giants and played in the club’s inaugural AFLW match as an injury replacement, before being delisted later that year.

Along with playing in the AFL Canberra competition, Dunn also signed for Norwood in the 2019 SANFL Women’s competition, making it all the way to the preliminary final. 

She had a standout season in the SANFL Women’s, culminating in her third-placed finish in the league Best & Fairest.

A prolific ball-winner, Dunn’s addition will bolster the SUNS’ AFLW midfield in 2020.