The Gold Coast SUNS have selected gun Academy prospect Teagan Levi with the sixth selection in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.
Levi deservedly becomes the first Queenslander to be taken in this year’s draft after a prolific season at Under 19 level.
The 17-year-old excels as an inside midfielder where she can use her agility and strength to break away from stoppages.
She was named in the starting midfield of the 2021 NAB AFLW U19 All Australian team and is a NAB AFLW Academy member.
SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said Levi had all the attributes for a lengthy AFLW career.
“Teagan has been a standout member of the SUNS Academy for a number of years so we’re thrilled to see her progress to our AFLW list,” Sessarago said.
“We saw Teagan as the best Queenslander in the draft so it’s fitting that we get to select her with a top 10 pick.
“She knows the club well and we’re confident she will have a big impact in her first season as a SUNS AFLW player.”
The younger sister of SUNS key forward Maddi, Teagan is a different build but is equally as athletically gifted.
She posted excellent results in the NAB AFLW Combine tests, finishing second all-time in the vertical jump and equal-fifth all-time in the running vertical jump (left foot).
Like her sister, Levi is also a cross-code rugby sevens athlete where she excels with her physicality.
Club: Bond University
Date of Birth: 14/08/03