Football: Titan Lovell to nominate for first women’s AFL draft

Football: Titan Lovell to nominate for first women’s AFL draft

DIANELLA footballer Amy Lovell is taking her chance for a shot at the big time this year, nominating for the first ever women’s AFL draft.

Lovell started playing Aussie rules as a Year 8 student at John Septimus Roe and at 17 she joined the Coastal Titans, one of the two powerhouse teams in women’s footy in WA along with Swan Districts.

“After seven seasons I took a bit of a break, got married, started my full-time job; this year I thought I’d come back,” she said.

The Titans are travelling strongly again this season and are three weeks away from another finals series.

Come October, Lovell – now 29 and teaching physical education at Perth College in Mt Lawley – will nominate for her chance to play in the new national league.

“I don’t know whether I will get pick up but if I do it is a massive opportunity,” the Titans forward said.

“I’m an Eagles supporter and they didn’t get a side in for the first season, if I get drafted by Freo.”

She said she wasn’t overly nervous about the draft in October but will “just take it as it comes”.