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Emelia Yassir

height: 160cm


D.O.B: 25-09-2003

Leagues: AFLW, Vflw, NAB League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships


Emelia Yassir With a some really solid performances as a balanced midfielder over the journey, Emelia Yassir has the runs on the board at NAB League and AFL Women's Under 19s Championships level to give clubs confidence that she will translate well to the next level. STRENGTHS:

  • Inside game
  • Overhead marking
  • Acceleration
  • Ground balls
  • Clean hands
  • Aggression


  • Strength

Proving to be one of the Calder Cannons most crucial players in their NAB League 2021 campaign with her ability to switch her approach instantly to accommodate her midfield teammates, Emelia Yassir’s involvement around stoppages and in handball chains around the ground often put Calder in a good position on field. Her two-way running was obvious throughout the season, often seen in a forward half handball chain one minute, and then laying a tackle or applying pressure to an opponent in the defensive 50 the next minute, offering a level of reliability for her defenders putting them under less pressure.  Representing Vic Metro in the AFLW U19s Championships, Yassir did not get the same amount of time onball as she did in the NAB League, being forced to adapt to a rotation on the forward flank for large parts of the games. The change did not have a massive impact on her numbers, averaging 15.5 disposals, 2.5 marks and 5 tackles across two games, she proved she could still find ways to be involved despite not being around the action as much.  Heading into the future, Yassir may look to work on her overall strength. Standing at 160cm, she comes in a tad undersized for an AFLW midfielder, and an improvement in strength could help her make up the difference and help her towards getting majority game time on ball. Given her overhead marking for her height, Yassir may also find herself lining up in the forward line as she builds up that strength.



"Bursting onto the scene as a 15-year-old during Calder Cannons’ run to the 2019 NAB League Girls Grand Final, Yassir played 11 games in her debut season to hold her own against much older opponents. In her top-age year, Yassir lifted her numbers to 16.7 disposals, 3.9 tackles and 3.1 inside 50s to be a crucial player in the Cannons’ forward half of the ground. Her contested work and aggression around the football makes her a player that would do anything to win the football and shows a high level of football nous, along with high impact in the games. She will generally use it well going forward, and whilst she might only be the 160cm, could settle as a midfielder or defensive forward with her traits and skillset." - Peter Williams via "2021 AFLW Draft Positional Analysis: Small Midfielders/Forwards/Defenders" "Another important and constant figure in Calder’s midfield mix, Yassir was the speedy ground level type who helped set her side on the front foot with good run-and-carry away from the contest. A tough competitor, the 17-year-old is also not afraid to compete for and win her own ball, but benefitted from being released onto the outer via hand. In seven of her nine outings, Yassir notched over 15 disposals and that form was more than enough to warrant Vic Metro selection." - Michael Alvaro via "2021 NAB League Girls team review: Calder Cannons" "Consistently found ways to show off her burst of speed and agility, weaving through packs and getting away well weighted kicks forward, or handballing to teammates under less pressure. The hard working midfielder provided plenty of spark around stoppages. She found her way around the ground as well, with a defensive focus to her game, getting down back to help out her team under siege, where she even managed an impressive intercept mark which led to a dangerous piece of transitional play that almost resulted in a goal." - Declan Reeve via "Top Performers: 2021 NAB League Girls - Elimination Finals"







2021Essendon VFLW25386370027011112073.

NAB League Girls

2019Calder Cannons7653129170039003072116.94.811.
2020Calder Cannons24194310090061138.06.314.
2021Calder Cannons90601502000350028101910.06.716.

AFLW U18 Championships

2021Vic Metro Girls141731500100220027.08.515.
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