Nyakoat Dojiok is an eye-catching speedster who uses power and strength to burst off the line and take the game on for her side. Dojiok has really developed over the past few years, and whilst her execution by foot is still a work in progress, it has improved, and her work behind the ball is amongst the best going around.
- Reading the play
When it comes to aerial intercepting defenders, very few could match Nyakoat Dojiok’s ability to get to the right spot, clunk grabs and then take off at the speed of light. As if having magnets for hands, Dojiok just finds the ball, always sitting in the hole or getting to the right spot. She is tall enough to beat most opponents one-on-one, and is a mark-first player rather than a spoil-first one. She reads the play so well and once she has pulled down the mark takes no time to burst away and bomb down the field.
At times Dojiok can be let down by her kicking, but it is more fine tuning her execution rather than decision making, as she is able to kick to the zone of her teammates, it is about ironing it out to be more precise. When she started as a 15-year-old, Dojiok was very raw with her skills, and they have come a long way, with the AFLW Academy member now at a point where they can get more technical with the execution. By hand Dojiok uses it well, but her trademark run and carry means she will need to keep building that disposal by foot.
Dojiok is an exciting talent who has plenty of upside and room for improvement. In terms of her ability to get into an intercepting position, pulling down important marks and driving the ball forward, the GWV Rebels teenager is hard to match, and once her finishing matches her off-the-ball work, she could be a real special prospect.