By Jed Lanyon
Two Eastern Ranges players have made their way onto AFLW lists after having their names called out on AFLW Draft night on Tuesday 6 October.
As reported last week, Collingwood selected Tarni Brown as the club’s first father-daughter selection at pick 19, while Mietta Kendall was chosen by Melbourne at pick 41.
Kendall is an all-round sports talent having represented Victoria in hockey for six years as well as being a black belt in karate.
Kendall highlights hockey as giving her the ability to read the play, while a background in karate provides her with strength as a defender.
Kendall is a skillful halfback who attacks the contest with ferocity and averaged 12.5 disposals, 2 tackles and 2.5 rebound 50s in this year’s Under 18s NAB League Girls competition.
The AFL Draft is slated to take place on Monday 7 December, with the AFL Rookie Draft yet to have a confirmed date.