Zoe set to settle in Crows nest

Sturt draftee Zoe Prowse flies high against Central this year. Picture - Peter Argent


Sturt draftee Zoe Prowse has credited the continued rise in SANFLW standard as a chief catalyst for being selected by Adelaide in the 2021 AFLW Draft on Tuesday night.

The first South Australian selected by the Crows, at pick No.17, Prowse said her past three seasons with the Double Blues had provided her with the ideal platform to launch her AFLW career.

Speaking at a press conference via Zoom, the 18-year-old said she was excited to continue finding her best spot, having been used more in attack and as a genuine midfielder this year.

Previously, the 178cm utility from Oakbank had established herself in the ruck, a position she dominated in 2020 en route to selection in the SANFLW Team of the Year.

Set to don the No.4 guernsey at West Lakes just as her new coach Matthew Clarke did, Prowse said she was itching to continue her development as soon as preseason begins with the Crows.

And with the early start and finish to the AFLW season on the horizon, it will still leave the Double Blues’ No.30 with the opportunity to return to Unley once her commitments conclude with the Crows next year.

Prowse was one of three South Australians selected by Adelaide in the 2021 AFLW Draft, joining Glenelg’s Brooke Tonon (No.20) and West Adelaide’s Abbie Ballard (No.34).

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