We sat down with Elianna Walton to ask her a few questions before the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership kicks off on Saturday.
- What’s it like playing for the Bulldogs Women Harvey Norman Squad?
It’s like a sisterhood. It’s such a good culture to be a part of.
- How excited are you for the season to start on Saturday?
I’m super excited, it’s ten years in the making, to have a women’s team to play for the Bulldogs and to be part of the franchise. I’m so glad the next generation of girls have the opportunity to pull on the blue and white jersey and play for the distract.
- What has been your biggest achievement so far?
We’ve achieved our goal as the Jillaroos to inspire the next generation and it’s amazing how many girls want to play footy now.
- Are you grateful for this opportunity?
We are really grateful to the Bulldogs and to Andy (Patmore) and Gavin (Lawrence) for making us be a part of the Bulldog family and I think the girls are really excited.
- Are there any girls in particular we should look out for?
Taylah Gray, a Newcastle girl, she travels down every week, gives 100% percent, she’s about 40 kilos and she’s outstanding. Any position you put her in, she’s amazing.
- What kind of sporting backgrounds have the girls come from?
We have a lot of girls who are in their first year of contact sport. There are girls from touch, tag, Oz tag, tag 20, an Australia rep from grid-iron and a powerlifter and gymnast. Very strong girls, it’s a good bunch and they’re excited to learn.
The Bulldogs kick off their season this Saturday Belmore against Wenworthville, 1pm.