AFL Sydney Women’s Rising Star- Round One Nominee

Meet our Round One Women’s Rising Star nominee, Grace Painting:

Player Profile

Name: Grace Painting

AFL Sydney Club: Pennant Hills Demons

Position: Half-Back Flank

Junior ClubBaulkham Hills

Favourite activity to do outside of football:

Socialise with friends or play with my dog Buddy!

What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club?

On the way to a 99 ATAR in Year 12.

What role do they play for the club both on and off the field?

I just played my first game for the club, so hopefully can reward them with some good games!

The night before the game what will they most likely be doing?

No doubt having a steak and chips for dinner.

Do they have any pre-game superstitions?

Listening to music is a must.

Nomination Details

Reason for nomination this round:

6 marks on the half-back flank, as well as strong contested possessions and decision making.

Coach quote on Performance:

“Grace’s first Women’s Premier Division game was nothing short of exceptional. Her ability to take intercept marks in the back line, and deliver the ball to a forward leading target was done at a level I haven’t seen before from a 17 year old debutant. I’m sure that she will excel in the NSW/ACT NAB AFLW Championships that she was recently selected in.”

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