Collingwood VFLWCollingwood VFLWMidfielder, Medium Defender


Sarah Hosking

height: 168cm


D.O.B: 24-01-2003

Leagues: Vflw, Coates Talent League Girls, AFLW U18 Championships

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Dandenong Stingrays’ Sarah Hosking is a running half-back and outside player who provides great aggression with her runs and is able to rebound consistently. Her kicking needs a little more consistency itself, as does her contested work, but the outside run-and-carry she provides is invaluable to her side.


One of a number of over-agers who got their chance at the 2022 AFLW Under 18 Championships, Vic Country’s Sarah Hosking is a speedy half-back/winger who can impact contests in bursts throughout games. Though her consistency is not always there and she is an outside player, Hosking has the need for speed and can break the lines down the field.

Stepping up as the Dandenong Stingrays' acting skipper in he absence of co-captains Felicity Crank and Mackenzie Eardley, Hosking played a good game in both her usual positions, showcasing her versatility. Though it was only a brief glimpse, Hosking is one who could have a lot more to come in the future.

She needs to iron out her kicking when going down the ground, and is not a high accumulator of the football, but when she has it, she applies a fierce attack on the ball and drives it down the field in transition. Her aggressive style of play works well with her half-back or wing positioning, and she has that natural leadership about her. With speed to burn, Hosking will be looking to further improve her other areas and do it more consistently, which will enhance her impact for longer in games.

In 2022, Hosking averaged in the single digits for both the Stingrays and Vic Country, often used behind the ball and one who could mop up or receive and drive it forward. She looked good early against South Australia at the championships, but like most of her teammates, faded in the second half. Having represented Williamstown at VFLW level, Hosking does have senior experience, and would be more readymade than a number of other peers in the role. Where she plays at AFLW level might be unknown, but if picked, expect it to be behind the ball where she does her best work.


Sarah Hosking started the AFLW Under 18 Championships as an emergency, but after an impressive performance for Dandenong Stingrays as acting captain, she earned a call-up to play Vic Country’s two remaining matches.

Contested work
Kicking consistency [reference to execution]


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