Emily Paterno celebrates a goal for the Kangaroos against Williamstown in Round 8

Charlotte Van der vlies is set to play for her first game for North Melbourne in Saturday's Indigenous Round clash against traditional rivals Essendon at Arden St Oval.

A former VFLW Magpie, Van der vlies is among four changes to the Kangaroos side that lost narrowly to Williamstown in Round 8

Paige Ryan and Marli Klaumanns-Moller come in for their first game of this season, while defender Kiara Delia also returns to the side.

Delia and Klaumanns-Moller are named on the bench alongside Nicole Hales, Sarah Hosking and Emily Paterno.

First Nations players Tahlia Meier and Mackie Sutcliffe will perform the coin toss ahead of the must-win game for the Roos, as they chase a spot in the top six.  

Injuries have forced Abbie Hoiberg-Cox and Brooke Slaney out of the side this week, while Kayla Peake is unavailable and Marguerite Purcell has been omitted.

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Round 9

Saturday, May 18
North Melbourne v Essendon at Arden St Oval, 2pm AEST

B M.McSweeney (22) J. Jones (17)  
HB A. Ling (24) T. Meier (2) A. Barba (26)
C Z. Flanigan (16) M. Di Cosmo (12) E. Jackson (19)
HF A. Rhodes (4) M. Zander (10) P. Ryan (27)
F R. Tierney (34) N. Dojiok (40)  
R K. Reynolds (44) E. King (5) C. Van der vlies (33)
INT N. Hales (30) S. Hosking (13) E. Paterno (21)
  K. Delia (20) M. Klaumanns-Moller (14)  
EMG G. Nicholas (9) M. Purcell (28) S. King (44)
F. Theodore (1)    
INS P. Ryan K. Delia C. Van der vlies
M. Klaumanns-Moller    
OUTS M. Purcell A. Hoiberg-Cox (inj) K. Peake (u/a)
B. Slaney (inj)    



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