Casey to state her case for an AFLW spot

Coffs Harbour local Casey Wynne has achieved another step in her goal to playing in the AFLW, having been invited to take part in the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine.

The results of the Draft Combine are keenly reviewed by AFLW club recruiters as they finalise their plans ahead of the national draft selection process.

Casey started her football career with the Coffs Harbour Breakers where she played with the boys until becoming a founding member of the Youth Girls team in 2018. Whilst a member of the Breakers, Casey represented the North Coast Force, was a member of the North Coast Academy of Sport, and gained selection in the NSW All Schools Under 15 team.

In 2019 Casey moved to the Gold Coast to attend boarding school and play for the Southport Sharks. This year she moved clubs to join Coolangatta in search of a higher standard of footy which led to inclusion in the Gold Coast Suns Academy and a place in the Queensland team for the 2021 NAB AFLW Under 19 National Championships.

The NAB AFLW Combine details will be confirmed shortly, with the event to be held prior to the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Draft will take place on Tuesday 27 July.

AFL General Manager Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the talent available in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft will make for an exciting season six of the NAB AFL Women’s Competition.

“We look forward to recognising and celebrating the many talented footballers who will be selected as part of the NAB AFLW Draft next month,” Ms Livingstone said.

“What we’re seeing year on year is great talent coming through women’s football pathways across the country, and I can’t wait for football fans to witness the next generation of talent to impact the NAB AFLW Competition.”

Casey’s parents and younger sister still live in Coffs Harbour and Casey is a regular visitor to town whenever her football commitments permit.