Career : AFLW 2020
Debut : N/A
Carlton Player No.: N/A
Games : Nil
Goals : Nil
Guernsey No.: 18
Height : 170 cm (5' 6")
DOB : 9th December, 1992.
Katie Harrison joined Carlton as its first AFLW rookie for the 2020 season. Harrison, a development player in the 2017 Australian Rugby Sevens side, follows in the footsteps of fellow converts Chloe Dalton and Brooke Walker who joined the Blues last season and played in the Club’s maiden AFLW Grand Final. Harrison is a naturally gifted athlete with elite speed and endurance, which will complement the current playing list at Carlton.
Recruited from: 2017 Australian Rugby Sevens
Harrison did not manage to play a Senior game withe the Blues.
Blues confirm four AFLW list changes
The Carlton Football Club has informed Joanne Doonan, Emerson Woods, Katie Harrison and Sharnie Whiting that they will not be offered new contracts for next season. Doonan departs after one season at Ikon Park, where she played two games as an international rookie signing. Woods played one game for the Blues after being selected at pick No.38 in the 2018 NAB AFLW draft. The childhood blue achieved her lifelong dream in Round 5, 2019 when she pulled on the Navy Blue jumper in a win over Collingwood.
Whiting and Harrison also depart after one season. Despite not making an AFLW appearance, the pair were valued members of the playing group. Harrison was a rookie selection after making the brave decision to play Australian rules football after earning a place on the Australian Rugby Sevens side as a development player.
Carlton General Manager of Women’s Football Ash Brown thanked all four players for their commitment to the Club.
“On behalf of the entire playing group, coaches and players, we would like to thank Joanne, Emerson, Katie and Sharnie for their contributions to our club,” Brown said. “They turned up and worked hard whenever they walked through the doors at Ikon Park. In addition to that, they were great people to be around who positively influenced the culture of our program. “We thank them for their dedication to our AFLW program and wish them nothing but the best for the future.” – Carlton Media.
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