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Amelie Borg

height: 177cm

weight:

D.O.B: 17-11-2004

Leagues: SANFL Women's League, AFLW U18 Championships

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North Adelaide premiership defender Amelie Borg is a strong lockdown tall who can provide some offensive rebound, but is best known for her one-on-one ability and overall competitive nature. Earning a place in the AFLW Under 18 All-Australian team as well as the SANFLW Team of the Year, Borg had another consistent season in defence for the Roosters.

>> AMELIE BORG FEATURE

North Adelaide key defender Amelie Borg is a rare talent in this year’s AFLW Draft crop. So many defenders available are offensive running types who provide plenty of speed and line-breaking capabilities, but are not always the most accountable. When it comes to Borg, you flip the script and have one of the most reliable, accountable defenders going around. She might not rack up the same numbers as others but when it comes to one-on-ones and beating her direct opponent each and every week, Borg is a player fans and coaches can count on.

The North Adelaide tall is confident flying for her marks, and is a player who can read the ball well in flight, position herself well one-on-one, and then clunk contested grabs. With ball-in-hand, Borg is not the most consistent kick, but she is also able to use the ball within her means, and quite often that results in a long kick down the line to a contest.

When assessing where Borg will feature at AFLW level, the Roosters premiership player is a lock to be either full back or centre half-back, taking on the league’s stronger forwards. She is never afraid of a task and is highly competitive. Though every player hates losing, coaches describe her as a player that refuses to succumb to an opponent, and never gives in, such is her competitive nature. Her strength and smarts allow her to compete so consistently in the back half, and she provides that point of difference as a lockdown defender.

The 2022 AFLW Under 18 All-Australian and SANFLW Team of the Year defender is not a player who will rack up tons of touches, or provide incredibly consistent drive off half-back. Though she has done it on occasion - such as 15 disposals and five marks against Norwood - she is far more valuable as a one-on-one defender who nullifies her opponent.

FUN FACT:

Amelie Borg had the second highest contested possession rate of all South Australian Draft Combine invitees during the 2022 AFLW Under 18 Championships.

Strengths
Aerial ability
Clean hands
Competitiveness
Defensive craft
Defensive versatility
Intercept marking
One-on-ones
Strength
Improvements
Accumulation
Offensive output

SANFL Women's League

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2022North Adelaide Women's583391300021229160115.33.08.32.70.21.90.034
Total-583391300021229160115.33.08.32.70.21.90.034

AFLW U18 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021South Australia Girls121729600135202034.05.79.72.01.74.30.034
2022South Australia Girls16122870090104035.34.09.32.30.03.00.033
Total-2829571300225306064.74.89.52.20.83.70.067
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