Academy selection for Imps rising star

Footballer Darcy Moloney is on track to play at the elite level after earning selection in the AFL Women’s Academy.

Departing Geelong Falcons girls’ coach Jason Armistead says Darcy Moloney’s selection in the AFL Women’s Academy shows she is well on her way to playing at the elite level.

The midfielder-forward, who turns 17 next week, is gearing up for her top-age season in the NAB League Girls competition meaning she is eligible for next year’s AFL Women’s draft.

Armistead said Moloney’s academy selection showed she was on the right track.

“For us, every girl we’ve had in the academy over the last few years has gone on to get drafted apart from one who had injuries,” he said.

“Players like (Carlton draftee) Lucy McEvoy, (and Geelong footballers) Nina Morrison and Liv Purcell, have been in it in the past.

“When you think there’s only 52 players to get in from across all of Australia, it’s a pretty big achievement.”

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