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No.56: Katherine Smith

Matt Burgan  October 12, 2016 9:40 PM

Melbourne has selected Katherine Smith with seventh pick (No.56) (Photo: Matthew Goodrope)

Melbourne has selected Katherine Smith with seventh pick (No.56) (Photo: Matthew Goodrope)

Selection No.56 – Katherine Smith
Born: 28/09/97
Height: 164cm
Recruited from: Blackburn/Eastern Devils
Snapshot: Captained Vic Metro Youth Girls squad in 2016 and was best-on-ground in the Grand Final. She is a talented midfielder/defender.

What Melbourne recruiting manager – AFL Women’s Anthony DeJong says:
“Katherine captained Vic Metro Youth Girls, which won the championships this year. For an 18-year-old, she brings immense leadership and she also played in the VFL in the backend of the season. Katherine played really well defensively and we watched her closely on video and her skills, leadership and decision-making were outstanding. She’ll be added to our defensive line.”