GWV RebelsGWV RebelsMedium Defender

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Molly Walton

height: 171cm

weight:

D.O.B: 06-05-2004

Leagues: NAB League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships, AFLW U17 Championships

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Molly Walton is a consistent player who has a high endurance base, is clever with ball-in-hand, and very comfortable behind the footy. As a whole she might lack the explosiveness of some others, but Walton has a lot going for her and could easily be an accountable defender, as well as an offensive one.

GWV Rebels talent Molly Walton has added an extra string to her bow in 2022, developing from a rebounding defender in 2021, to now run out full games in the midfield. Walton has a high endurance base from which to work with, which helps her run out games and outrun opponents. Though not overly quick, Walton is clever and is able to quickly dispose of the ball cleanly.

Looking at Walton’s game, she was quite an impressive defender, but like many rebounding types, it was important she was able to expand her horizons. That came in 2022 when she stepped up into the midfield, and was a consistent ball-winner for the Rebels, averaging more than 20 disposals, and still picking up almost four marks and four rebound 50s per game. Though not necessarily having elite athletic traits, Walton is a player you can guarantee will have a crack each and every week, and with a smile on her face.

When assessing areas Walton could work on, the Rebels talent could definitely hit the scoreboard more, with a memorable goal against the Bushrangers in Round 3, then another one in Round 10 against the Dragons. If she can add that more offensive ability to her game, it will add an extra weapon to her defensive strengths.

There is little doubt that Walton’s tackling pressure, rebounding and intercept marking are all consistent features of her game. Able to sit a kick behind play, reading it well and driving it forward, Walton can be a playmaker in transition. She is not as explosive as some other midfielders, but she makes do with solid decision making and reliability by hand or foot. She can amass the ball with ease and run out four quarters no problems. Overall, Walton is a really solid player across many fronts and one to remember for the future.

FUN FACT:

In Walton’s last four games of the NAB League season, the GWV Rebels talent averaged 27.3 disposals, the second most in the NAB League Girls behind Jasmine Fleming for the last four individual games played

Strengths
Defensive pressure
Endurance
Intercept marking
Reading the play
Rebounding
Tackling
Improvements
Explosiveness
Scoreboard impact
Speed

NAB League Girls

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021GWV Rebels112141261200314024501011.21.412.61.20.43.10.045
2022GWV Rebels137261633000350018292817.13.320.43.80.04.40.379
Total-2494028942006640207421813.82.216.12.30.23.70.1124

AFLW U18 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2022Vic Country Girls21728700200506037.02.39.32.30.06.70.040
Total-21728700200506037.02.39.32.30.06.70.040

AFLW U17 Championships

SeasonTeamKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GLGMKHDMHOTGDC
2021Vic Country U17s1331630050101026.51.58.01.50.02.50.029
Total-1331630050101026.51.58.01.50.02.50.029
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