A 21-point loss wasn’t the way the SUNS wanted to start their 2021 AFLW Campaign but plenty put their hand up for the Tribal Sport SV Performance Player of the Round.

Key forward Sarah Perkins impressed in her first game for the club with two goals and plenty of passion against her old club.

AFLW debutant Bess Keaney picked up plenty of the ball early in her first ever game with nine first-quarter disposals, proving SUNS recruiters made a steal in the 2020 draft.

Last year’s best and fairest winner Jaime Stanton also impressed with the first goal of the season for the club, while picking up a team high 18 disposals.

Playing in a new position in the forward line in 2021, Leah Kaslar was important in keeping heads up when facing a 22 point deficit at half time, while kicking her first goal in her five year AFLW career.

In the backline Jade Pregelj saw plenty of the ball, playing her part in stopping the flow of Melbourne’s forward pushes with 12 disposals and four marks.

Who do you think should be the Tribal Sport SV Performance Player of the Round?