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Free agent added to women's list

Lauren O'Shea
Lauren O'Shea

Adelaide has secured its first free agent, signing Northern Territory-based Lauren O’Shea for the 2017 AFL Women’s season.

A talented sportswoman, O’Shea has spent many years competing in netball, basketball, rowing and running, and took up football for the first time when she moved to Darwin from Victoria in 2012.

The key defender and ruck is a four-time premiership player with Waratah Football Club.

She has signed with the Crows under the Free Agency rules which provide an opportunity for those athletes who were not picked up in Wednesday’s AFL Draft.

Crows Senior Coach Bec Goddard said the Club was thrilled to have the commitment of O’Shea for the inaugural AFL Women’s season.

“Lauren is an extremely versatile player and a great decision maker who always has a team first attitude,” Goddard said.

“She’s a great talent so we’re thrilled to have her join the team.”

The Crows on Wednesday drafted 18 players in the historic AFL Women’s Draft, adding to the six players already signed.

The Club will select a further two free agents prior to October 31 to finalise its inaugural list of 27.


Lauren O’Shea
Age: 32
Ruck / Key Defender

Occupation: Teacher