Brook books a spot

18 January 2024|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on Brook books a spot|

Despite spending the past nine months on the sidelines with an ACL injury, former Glenorchy Magpie Brooke Barwick was drafted to the Western Bulldogs as the fourth pick in the 2023 AFLW draft.

“It was definitely hard from the sidelines watching teammates running out,” Barwick said.

“But for me, it’s been about switching the mindset to be positive and look at the things I can learn outside the game and hopefully that is beneficial for me when I go back to play.”

The midfielder stood out in the draft with her all-round talent, outstanding football IQ, a taste for contested ball and a balance of offensive and defensive traits.

Joining her in the big time will be fellow former Magpie Georgia Clark, selected by Collingwood with pick eight.

Barwick said the prospect of moving interstate presented her with mixed emotions.

“The thought of moving away is definitely scary but I think with the support of family and friends I’ll do well,” she said.

“It’s been such a dream of mine, so to picked up and moving away is a real privilege.”

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