The Gold Coast SUNS have selected Academy product Giselle Davies with selection 30 in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft.
A tall defender with excellent foot skills, Davies was an Under 15 All Australian and represented Queensland this year at the NAB AFLW Under 19 Championships.
She is a Southport Sharks junior who made her senior football debut at that club before moving to Bond University for the 2021 QAFLW season, going on to play in the Grand Final team earlier this month.
SUNS Head of Women’s Football Fiona Sessarago said it was fantastic to see another Gold Coaster earn their chance at the elite level.
“Giselle has been in the SUNS Academy for a number of years and has really impressed us with her development, particularly in the last 12 months,” Sessarago said.
“It’s a credit to the work our Academy do in developing local talent, but also to Giselle and her family for all the hard work they’ve put in over a number of years.
“We’re really excited by what Giselle will bring to our group and look forward to seeing her continue to develop with the SUNS.”
Davies joins a growing list of homegrown talent to join the SUNS AFLW list, becoming the 14th SUNS Academy player out of the list of 30.
Standing at 180cm, the 18-year-old is also a capable overhead mark and is able to use her size to out-body her opponents.
She has shown the ability to intercept and is a good decision-maker with ball in hand.
Club: Bond University
Position: Key defender
Date of Birth: 17/03/03