Leagues: NAB League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships, AFLW U17 Championships
Kadie Fletcher is an exciting forward with plenty of upside and terrific goal sense. Though she is still ironing out some areas of her game, when she is up and going she can be a match-winner and certainly produce a few tricks inside 50.
Exciting Queensland forward Kadie Fletcher is a unique talent in the Sunshine State pool, with not a great deal of natural forwards available in a midfield-heavy group. She is more of your stereotypical opportunistic forward, with some eye-catching moves and some high level X-factor that helps her break open a game.
Though like most forwards Fletcher can be inconsistent and may only end up with half a dozen touches per game, Fletcher will quite often make the most of them. She is quick to put ball to boot or by hand, and can be a headache for opposition defenders. One of those players that if you give her an inch she will take a mile, Fletcher is a mercurial type with good evasion and nice speed.
She is a clean finisher when given the chance, and looks to have enough tricks she can create something out of nothing from the tightest of angles. As a player who still needs to improve areas of her game such as her endurance to impact for longer and when the ball is not going her way, there is still plenty of room for development.
Having moved from Aspley to University of Queensland in the QAFL Women’s this season, Fletcher is gaining a range of experiences in her football journey. A member of the Brisbane Lions Academy, the forward might not be the complete puzzle just yet, but she has the pieces that when she puts it together, could be something special.
Fletcher is one who would also benefit from an additional year of development should she be overlooked in the AFLW Draft, with the aforementioned reasons of accumulation and consistency areas she can still sharpen up. But if she does get picked up, then prepare for a nice highlights package.
Kadie Fletcher recorded the second highest handball efficiency of any Queensland player with 80 per cent for the 2022 AFLW Under 18 Championships.
NAB League Girls
AFLW U18 Championships
AFLW U17 Championships