Romsey junior football player drafted into 2021 AFLW

By Tricia Mifsud

ROMSEY Junior Football Club’s long-sleeve-lover Georgie Prespakis has achieved the ultimate goal for any female footballer – being drafted into the AFLW. 

Geelong Football Club selected Prespakis with pick two in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft last week. 

Prespakis is the younger sister to Carlton’s Maddy who was drafted with pick three in the 2018 draft and went on to win the AFLW Best and Fairest in 2020. 

Described by the Cats as a ‘tenacious inside midfielder with neat skills’, Prespakis is a welcomed addition to the emerging midfield.

In 2019, Prespakis won the NAB League best and fairest as a 16-year-old. Other achievements include representing Vic Metro at the National Championships as well as playing four games for the Essendon VFLW side this year.  

Growing up, Prespakis played for Romsey Junior Football Club alongside the boys, uninterested in playing below under 10s as all she wanted to do was tackle her opponents.  

Romsey Junior Football Club president Eden Jedwab said Prespakis deserved to be drafted, and he expected her to win club and league best and fairests just like her older sister.  

“Georgie was a dominant junior player for the whole time she played with us,” he said.  

“She was an outstanding team player and a very strong player [and] we’re not surprised at all that she was drafted. 

“We are super proud of her, and she deserves every bit of success coming her way.”