2023 AFLW Draft review: Port Adelaide

PORT Adelaide did the bulk of its work outside the AFL Women’s Draft with its pre-listed players, but still recruited two talented young stars to add to its 2024 list. The Power had already stacked their list with talent after pre-signing Lauren Young, Shineah Goody and Molly Brooksby, but were able to add another couple of top-age South Australian stars in Piper Window (Pick 19) and Alissa Brook (Pick 25).

Piper Window (Glenelg / South Australia)
30/07/2005 | 166cm | Midfielder / Forward

The explosive young star had a 2023 to remember, winning the SANFL Women’s Best and Fairest award, earning Team of the Year honours, then captaining her state at the national carnival and also skippering the All-Australian team. Capable of playing inside midfield or up forward, she is strong overhead, an outstanding contested player and a natural match-winner who will be a terrific player for years to come. An absolute bargain at Pick 19, having been our top ranked player heading into Monday night’s AFLW Draft.

Alissa Brook (South Adelaide / South Australia)
23/05/2005 | 176cm | Tall Defender

An athletic tall defender with plenty of upside, Brook maintained her ties with Port Adelaide, having come through the Power’s Academy. Receiving interest from across the country, Brook nominated nationally, but was picked up by her local side and will add extra depth in defence. One for the future, Brook has exceptional speed for a 176cm player, as well as a great vertical leap. She might not be an inclusion from day dot like others Port has picked up, but has the potential to be a long-term talent at the club.


Port Adelaide was always going to come out successful from this year’s AFL WOmen’s Draft, scooping up four top 10 players, and arguably the best three talents in this year’s crop. All five inclusions between the pre-listings and draft can be long-term stars for the club, and it is easy to forget the Power also picked up Matilda Scholz earlier in the year, making it six 2005-born talents coming in to expedite the rise up the ladder.

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