All five of the club’s AFLW draftees will be in action in Sunday’s practice match against Collingwood.
The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos named their squad of 27 on Friday, with first-round selection Isabella Eddey, as well as Alice O’Loughlin, Georgia Hammond, Brooke Brown and Amy Smith all set to line up.
Jess Duffin is also in line to make her return, having missed the whole of last season due to the birth of her first child.
She’ll be a welcome addition in defence, alongside the likes of Danielle Hardiman and Tahlia Randall.
Emma Kearney leads an all-star midfield brigade, with Jenna Bruton, Ash Riddell also at the contest, while all eyes will be on where Jas Garner lines up, after a dominant 2020 campaign in attack and through the centre.
Please note: Unfortunately due to covid restrictions, the match will be played behind closed doors with no access to fans.
North Media will be providing updates from the game via its Twitter and Instagram accounts, with highlights available on the website and app early next week
Sunday January 17
Collingwood v North Melbourne at Ikon Park
1 S Abbatangelo 3 B Eddey 5 K Gillespie-Jones 6 A O'Loughlin 7 A Riddell 8 A Gilroy 9 E Kearney 10 K Ashmore 11 D Bateman 12 N Bresnehan 15 A Smith 16 T Randall 17 S Wright 18 B Gibson 19 J Grierson 20 B Lynch 22 E Gavalas 23 M King 24 T Nestor 25 J Garner 27 J Duffin 31 D Hardiman 35 J Bruton 36 B Brown 39 V Saad 44 G Hammond 60 E King
1 S Layton 2 C Molloy 3 B Davey 5 A Velardo 6 J Allen 8 B Bonnici 9 A Porter 11 I Purcell 12 S Livingstone 13 J Lambert 14 A Sheridan 15 E Fowler 16 A Newman 17 S Chiocci 18 R Schleicher 19 B Smith 20 J Lin 22 S Casey 23 L Butler 24 S Alexander 25 M Cann 26 T Brown 35 M Shevlin 40 A Moloney 50 E O'Dea