Player name: Emma Smith
Nick name: Granny
Occupation: Uni student – studying Bachelor of Education/Arts at Monash Uni. I’m currently working at Red Hill Cherry Farm over summer
AFL Supported Team: Tigersss
When did you begin your AFLW journey? Started at Red Hill with a few training sessions late in the 2017 season
Position on field: Don’t have one with Red Hill as of yet, but in SIS football I was half back
Who was your favourite sports person growing up? Trent Cotchin
What will you remember most from 2017? Coming along to the first training session!
What made you want to play for Red Hill the most? : I heard about Red Hill when they came into my work recruiting players and later when Amy shared the beginners workshops on Facebook. What drew me to this club was the open and welcoming attitude of the team, it‘s something I definitely want to be a part of!
Why do you think you ended up choosing football as the sport to play? Always loved it. I played AusKick and in the school SIS team for three years. I like the idea of keeping fit, having fun, getting to meet more people and become part of a team!
What’s one piece of advice you would give to young girls playing football: If you want to play, definitely go for it!
What has been the best sporting event you have ever witnessed? 2017 AFL Grand Final
Which teammate did you learn something new from last season: Considering I was only there for 2 – 3 sessions, I learnt mostly from the team. So, overall I learnt not to be nervous about giving it a go, it’s worth the initial nerves when finding an encouraging and fun group to get to know and build skills with
Highlight of your footy career so far: Meeting the girls and learning new skills in the 2 to 3 sessions I came to
My teammates would say I…. *can’t really answer this one haha
In the 2018 season I will…. Hope to improve technique and get to know the girls better to hopefully form some awesome friendships!