Leagues: AFLW U19 Championships, AFLW U17 Championships
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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. As a whole, Gee is a player who is in the conversation for the Top 10 players nation-wide, though as as a Gold Coast Suns Academy talent, the Suns will be keen to snap her up.
When analysing Gee's game, there is plenty to like about the North Mackay Saints product. As a member of the Gold Coast Suns Academy, Gee was able to play a couple of matches as part of the Queensland Academy series where the Suns defeated the Brisbane Lions back-to-back in September.
In those games, Gee showcased what she has to offer at the top level, with a range of skills that are easily transferrable from the junior level to the elite senior level. Her ability to hit targets under pressure, along with her vision and decision making, make her one of the most damaging prospects going around. Piece that together with her athleticism - speed, agility and endurance - and the 170cm prospect has plenty of potential.
She takes the game on, is willing to back herself, and can get herself out of trouble. Gee could do it more often to further improve her game, as well as her contested-ball-winning ability. Though she wins her own ball at ground level, she is often a second possession winner more so than a first possession winner. Regardless, her best work is done in time and space where she can break the game open and deliver with pinpoint precision going inside 50.
Gee was a class above during the AFLW Under 17s Championships for the Suns Academy in September, averaging a whopping 31.5 disposals, and whilst her clearance numbers sat at two per game, she was far more impactful around the stoppages than that may suggest. It followed on from an impressive 17-disposal, six-mark game for Queensland as a bottom-ager in the AFLW Under 19 Championships.
Alana Gee is a player to keep an eye on throughout 2022, particularly if you are a Gold Coast Suns fan. Finding a nice balance between inside and outside ball-winning, as well as having that footy IQ coupled with impressive athleticism, Gee is a high-impact player who will be one who could rise in stocks throughout the 2022 season.
AFLW U19 Championships
AFLW U17 Championships