Versatile mid/forward Katelyn Cox is the newest member of the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos, joining the club for the 2021 season.
A season-ending injury to Elisha King opened up the opportunity for Cox.
“Rhys Harwood (North AFLW/VFLW list and football performance manager) gave me a call on New Year’s Eve, so I managed to finish the year on a positive note, but I was in a bit of shock to be honest,” Cox told North Media.
“I didn’t know it was coming so didn’t know how to react at first, but it is an amazing opportunity and one that I’ve been working hard towards, so I was relieved to get the call.
“I’m really excited to be training with the girls and looking forward to seeing what the season holds.”
Consistently a strong performer in North’s VFLW side, Cox will resume training with the team from this week.
“Katelyn has been an integral member of our VFLW program, as well as our AFLW Train-On Program, over the past two years,” said Rhys Harwood.
“She is a mid-forward, with great footy IQ, a high work-rate with and without the ball, and is a really sharp user by foot. We think she will really bolster our forward and midfield depth, and will slot into our program seamlessly.
““Coxy' has put in a power of work during her time at the club, and is very familiar with our program, players and staff. She couldn’t be more deserving of an opportunity to join an AFLW List.”