Thunder duo drafted by Eagles

Peel Thunder young gun Courtney Rowley has had her AFLW dream come true after being drafted to West Coast Eagles.

Rowley was taken at pick number 21 and was the top ranked midfielder in this year's AFLW Academy.

The 17-year-old won Peel Thunder's Best and Fairest in their premiership winning 2019 season.

Eagles AFLW List Manager Jordan Loxley said “Probably the best performed player in this year’s WA draft pool, a real high possession winner who can find the ball inside and outside of the contest. Can also go forward and kick goals. Another really high quality person, who we think can impact at some stage throughout the course of next season.”

Beth Schilling was also drafted to the Eagles earlier in the night. Schilling played an integral part in the Thunder's 2021 premiership win.


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