Leagues: AFLW U18 Championships
Teagan Germech is a Belconnen Magpies tall who is capable of playing a variety of roles. Best known for her run off half-back as a rebounding defender, the 177cm talent can play on many types of opponents, and even roll through the ruck. Though not always a high production player, Germech has plenty of potential for the future.
Teagan Germech was one of a number of top-age players at last year’s 2021 AFL Women’s Under 19 Championships, representing the Allies. Germech is not a high production player, and has some consistency areas to work out, but she is someone who has that rare balance of athleticism and strength, which makes her desirable for an AFLW club. Still only 19 until September, Germech is playing for Belconnen Magpies in the AFL Canberra competition, and was able to earn an AFLW Draft Combine invite again this year.
Germech is a player who has size on her side at 177cm, and at the championships, she played as a rebounding defender while rolling through the ruck. If picked to go to the next level, Germech would be unlikely to play as a ruck, so could end up as a key position player at either end. Her offensive output was something that caught attention at last year’s championships and that is handy to have as a defender who can both lockdown on an opponent or provide some run and drive out of defence.
Germech uses her athleticism to full advantage when chasing down opponents. She has a high work rate and someone who is capable of matching up on the bigger forwards who have both strength and speed. Having now pieced together plenty of football at AFL Canberra level, Germech is capable of standing up against senior opponents, and would benefit from slotting into an elite program.
That elite program might be the GIANTS, who Germech has come through the pathway with, and whose top flight club lost a number of key talls over the off-season. If given a chance, Germech could be fast-tracked into a role, and ideally could take over a key position post, while assisting in the ruck.
Teagan Germech is one of a number of players who represented plenty of different clubs over the past couple of years; from the Giants Academy to the Allies, and Belconnen Magpies, giving her a taste for different systems across each level.
AFLW U18 Championships