The Gold Coast SUNS have drafted exciting young Academy product Maddison Levi with pick 50 in the 2020 NAB AFLW Draft.
An athletic tall forward who can also rotate through the midfield, Levi has played football on the Gold Coast for Burleigh, Broadbeach and most recently Bond University.
She’s a relative newcomer to the game, first playing school football in 2018 before joining Burleigh.
Levi has played in the QAFLW for the past two seasons with Bond, lining up for 12 games in 2020 and kicking five goals to be named in the best on four occasions.
She has been a member of the national NAB AFLW Academy for two years and has represented Queensland in the Under 18 Championships in 2019 as an under-ager.
The 18-year-old has also spent time as a train-on player for the SUNS in 2020 where she impressed with her raw footballing ability.
Along with her talents in football, Levi is also a gun rugby sevens player who has represented Queensland and Australia in the sport.
Playing for Queensland in the Under 17 State of Origin tournament last year, Levi claimed the player of the tournament award after a stellar campaign.
In football she’s a strong overhead mark and quick at ground level, making her difficult to match-up with in one-on-one contest.
Levi represented the SUNS Academy in the NAB AFLW All Stars match on Sunday and also competed at the NAB AFLW Draft Combine where she broke the records for the running vertical jump (left foot) and the 20m sprint, breaking the three-second barrier in the process.
She’s ready to compete at AFLW level and will be a threat for the SUNS in 2021.