EAGLE AFLW DEBUT: Brenna Tarrant making her AFLW debut for the Melbourne Demons this weekend

We are an extremely happy family at East Coast today with the news our very own Brenna Tarrant will make her AFLW debut for the Melbourne Demons against the West Coast Eagles on Sunday at 3:10pm at Casey Fields in Melbourne’s South-East.

You can read more about the team changes…….https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/572899/aflw-round-5-team-three-changes-for-sunday

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After playing her junior football at the Emu Plains/Glenmore Lions and Kellyville/Rouse Hill Magpies, the key defender became a contest beast for the EAGALS and was an instrumental part of the Premier Division side in 2019 who finished runners up, and before that played in our 2018 Women’s Division One team.

The Melbourne Demons AFLW side are sitting in the the Top 3 going into Round 5, currently 2nd place in Conference B, but need to ensure they keep stringing wins together with finals beckoning and teams in the bottom 4 nipping at their heels.

Brenna was one of three EAGALS drafted into the AFLW in 2019 along with Emily Goodsir and Georgia Garnett (both at GWS), with Brenna taken at Pick #72 by the Melbourne Demons.

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Brenna will start on the bench for the Demons on Sunday, wearing #20 on the back of her jersey, and we are certainly backing her to make a huge splash in her debut. The excited Melbourne Demon had this to say……….

“Well I found out a few days before the team was announced so I’ve known for a few days and at first I was really excited and crying and all. Now after another training session last night there are a few nerves, I’ve definitely been struggling to sleep because it’s been on my mind and that first night I probably only got a good 3 hours of sleep.

The EAGALS were my first senior team I played for and, I have gone through finals campaigns in both Division One and Premier Division. I was deeply upset knowing I wasn’t going to be able to play a full season with the Eagles, but the Dees vowed to look after me like the Eagles did and they haven’t put a foot wrong. I feel a bit odd playing against West Coast on Sunday considering the similar jersey to my old Eagles one so hopefully I don’t kick to the yellow and blue. I love the Eagles and I wish them all the best for the season ahead, you can bet I’ll be there to support you guys as much as I can”. – Brenna Tarrant

Brenna’s former teammates in the EAGALS are super stoked for her as well, with senior player Sarah Ford having this to say…………. “We couldn’t be prouder that our very own Brenna is making her debut this weekend. We have all watched her work so hard for this moment and the Gals are just so excited to watch her go out there and smash it”. – Sarah Ford

New Club President David Arndt has also expressed his excitement for Brenna..……”I am so proud of Brenna. She’s come through our juniors at Emu Plains/Glenmore, Kellyville/Rouse Hill and later Eagles U18, and to get to the highest level is just a phenomenal achievement for her and her family. We are all behind her at the Eagles, we know how hard she has worked and we can’t wait to watch her AFLW journey unfold”. – David Arndt.

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Good Luck on Sunday Brenna, we are all so happy for you and know you’ll do us proud. GO GET EM YOU DEMON!

Will Cashmore