Gun draftees a Demon pair

Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall are off to the Melbourne Football Club. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d400240
Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall are off to the Melbourne Football Club. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d400240

Making the top five of 50 players picked, Randall was chosen at pick three and Donnellan at five.

The two will now represent the Melbourne Football Club in a one-off AFL Women’s Exhibition game between the Demons and the Western Bulldogs during Women’s Round on June 29.

Donnellan began playing football at the age of nine and started playing senior women’s football at 16, representing Victoria five times.

Randall was part of the Safety Bay Stingers team before joining the Swans’ women’s team.

She also holds the role of development officer at the club and the WA Football Commission.

‘I feel very privileged and honoured to have the opportunity in being part of this,’ Donnellan said.

Randall said the game had given her many opportunities both off and on the field.

Women were nominated for the draft based on selection criteria that the player was over 17, an All-Australian team member, State representative and AFL High Performance Academy member.

Kirby Bentley, of East Fremantle, was draft pick seven.