New Zealand Kahu star Killarney Morey will have a big chance to stake her claim for a spot on the Sydney Swans AFLW list when she travels to Australia this week.
In association with the Sydney Swans and the AFL, Morey was selected to participate in the upcoming Winter Series-game, between the Swans and the Giants.
The Winter Series is a critical part of the selection process for the Swans AFLW team that will compete in the AFLW competition later this year.
Killarney has been part of the AFL New Zealand High Performance program for six years and is a three-time winner of the AFLNZ Women’s Player of the Year award.
In 2019, Morey made history when she was selected for the Eastern Allies for Round 2 of the NAB AFLW U18 National Championships after impressing the selectors playing for Tasmania.
During the journey across the Tasman, Killarney will be involved in multiple training sessions with the Academy and will conclude with a game against the GWS Giants Academy on Sunday, June 26.
While in Sydney, Killarney will meet Swan’s AFLW coach, Scott Gowans, and will also take part in a match in the SCG, when Swan’s Men’s side takes on St. Kilda.
Rob Vanstam, CEO of AFL New Zealand, believed that many opportunities could arise from Killarney’s journey. “This is not only a great opportunity for Killarney, but also an opportunity for AFL New Zealand to strengthen their relationships with the AFL and AFL clubs and showcase the talent in New Zealand.”
Academy head Chris Smith says it’s an exciting time for the Academy’s female players. “The AFLW season is fast approaching and it is the beginning of a new era for the Swans. So many girls are eyeing the award and the Winter Series is a real opportunity for them to showcase their talents.”