Swans pair seeking glory at the ‘G’

Sights set on the big stage... Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400240
Sights set on the big stage... Kara Donnellan and Chelsea Randall. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400240

Chelsea Randall became the first player to nominate for the draft after a talented player invitation and Kara Donnellan’s invitation followed soon after.

If selected, the women will form part of the first AFL women’s exhibition game between the Melbourne and Western Bulldogs on the hallowed MCG during Women’s Round on June 29.

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

Randall, on the other hand, said she ‘kind of fell into’ football.

‘I was 11 at the time and kicking the football with Dad during half-time of my brother’s football match when the under-11s coach asked if I wanted to fill in for the boys’ team,’ she said.

‘I played one game and haven’t stopped since.’

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.