October 22, 2019

MIA KING & ABBEY GREEN join the AFLW with North Melbourne Football Club

Congratulations to our very own Mia King and Abbey Green who were picked up in the AFLW draft on Tuesday 22 October.

Both players have enormous talent and we know they will do the Launceston Football Club and their state proud in the upcoming AFLW 2020 season.

Well done ladies! #BLUESASONE

From the North Melbourne FC website

The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos have selected Mia King with pick 49 in the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft. 

One of the brightest talents in the draft, King joins the club from Launceston and through the Roos access to the Tasmanian talent pool.

The 18-year-old inside midfielder earned a spot in the 2019 AFLW Under 18 All-Australian team, and averaged 20 disposals across three games for the Tasmanian Devils in the NAB League Girls. 

“It’s great to be able to add Mia to the group. She’s come through our Tasmanian pathway and through the academy,” Harwood said. 

“She’s had a great year with Tasmania, Launceston and the Eastern Allies. She’s got great hands, accumulates the footy and is a great competitor.”

The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos have selected Abbey Green with pick 79 in the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft.

Like Mia King, Green joins from Launceston, where the 22-year-old was named in the TSLW team of the year.

At 183cm, Green is set to add to the Roos ruck and key-position stocks, having played in both attack and defence this season.

“Abbey performed really well as a ruck-forward for Launceston this year, and she played a great game for Melbourne Uni in the VFLW this season,” Harwood told North Media. 

“We think she adds to our ruck-forward flexibility, and she’s another player who’s probably ready to play straight away.