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AFLW Pick No.8: Jess Allan

AFLW Draftee: Jess Allan See the highlights of our first pick in the 2017 AFLW Draft
Jess Allan - Adelaide Crows
Jess Allan

Jess Allan
Pick No.8

Age: 18
DOB: 26/05/1999
Height: 185cm
Position: Ruck
Local Club: Salisbury/Glenelg (SA)

Key Achievements
- AFL U18 All Australian Team 2017 (Ruck and Vice-Captain)
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies Team (SA/NT/Tas) representative
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 Allies Team Captain vs NSW/ACT
- AFL U18 National Championships 2017 South Australian Captain
First female to earn the Ladder Champion Award, which is presented to a player who displays attributes on and off the field that align with Ladder’s values, including commitments and passion to the team
Represented Glenelg in inaugural 2017 SANFL Women’s League

A versatile ruck with an impressive work rate and a terrific contested mark. Jessica Allan, the youngster sister of Crows AFL Women’s premiership player Sarah Allan, hails from Millicent in the state’s south-east and has played football since she was five years old. Her father Keith played 69 SANFL games for Central District between 1987 and 1992 and her mother is a former state volleyballer. A gifted athlete, Allan won the vertical running jump test and was sixth in the 20m sprint at October’s AFLW Draft Combine.

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