Leagues: NAB League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships, AFLW U17 Championships
Alana Gee is the top Queensland AFL Women’s Draft prospect for 2022, with an array of weapons which make her quite a damaging talent. Able to play a range of positions from inside or outside midfield, as well as in attack, Gee has a nice mix of athleticism and footballing ability. Though she could improve her composure at times and her defensive running, Gee is an incredible talent from the Sunshine State.
Alana Gee is the most complete Queensland prospect with an incredible upside worthy of placing her inside the top five players nationally. She has that damaging combination of explosiveness and skill, combined her with vision and versatilty making her an all-round threat. Her numbers at any level leap off the page, able to find the ball at will, and do a lot of damage with it.
Quite often having all of skill, athleticism and accumulation is very rare, but Gee is one of the few that fall under all three. She can be very potent with ball-in-hand and win it in a multitude of ways. She finds it in the contest, on the outside or in transition, and is able to take grass whilst kicking long inside 50. Her vision is arguably the best trait of all, able to spot up targets in space and execute by a long handball or kick to open up the play in the central corridor.
Despite her strengths, naturally there are still areas for Gee to work on. Those areas would be her composure at times, and her defensive running. Though she is such a potent kick, she can tend to release before she needs to despite gainin the extra separation on her opponents. Additionally, she is is still building the defensive side of her game, and though her tackle numbers are good, they her defensive running in transition could still develop further.
When it comes to offensively, Gee has very few peers, and the fact she can play in just about any position helps. Having been a classy player coming through the program, Gee has already learnt how to play on the inside, then went outside for Queensland, and has even spent time on flanks at either end. As a member of the Gold Coast Academy, Gee is one who is a star in the making, and is right up there with the highest impact-per-possession players in the AFLW Draft.
Alana Gee was the only player at the 2022 AFLW Under 18 Championships to record double-digits of all four ball get methods – loose ball, hard ball, handball receive and gather – showing just how versatile she is when it comes to winning the ball.
NAB League Girls
AFLW U18 Championships
AFLW U17 Championships