Tasmania's Kangaroos aim to take down Giants

Published on 11 February 2020


Tasmanian AFLW star Daria Bannister will miss her first game in her home town this weekend after fracturing her left clavicle last weekend.

The 20-year-old from Launceston received the injury in a tackle late in the game for the Tasmanian Kangaroos against Melbourne at Casey Fields on Saturday.

Bannister is expected to miss at least a month after undergoing surgery.


The Tasmanian-based team lost to the Demons by just two points after dominating large sections of the game.

Aside from Bannister, North has a number of Tasmanians on its list for the 2020 AFLW season, including three girls from Launceston:

  • Daria Bannister (Launceston)
  •  Nicole Bresnehan (Clarence)
  • Ellie Gavalas (recruited via Western Bulldogs – VFLW)
  • Brittany Gibson (Burnie)
  •  Abbey Green (Launceston)
  •  Chloe Haines (Burnie)
  •  Libby Haines (Burnie)
  •  Emma Humphries (Burnie)
  •  Mia King (Launceston)

The Kangaroos' opponent this weekend at University of Tasmania Stadium, GWS Giants, had a narrow one-point win in week one of the competition against Gold Coast in what was a low-scoring affair.

The match will kick off on Saturday at 3.10pm at Launceston's UTAS Stadium.

While North Melbourne boasts the largest contingent of Tasmanian women playing in the AFLW this season, there are three others lining up in the premier women's football competition in 2020:

  • Ingrid Nieslsen (GWS Giants)
  • Jessica Wuetschner (Brisbane)
  • Ellyse Gamble (Western Bulldogs)

Seven other Tasmanians will act as umpiring officials in this year's competition:

  • Sam Bridges (field)
  • Ollie Bennett (boundary)
  • Lucas Chamberlain (boundary)
  • Jack Marsh (boundary)
  • Brayden White (goal)
  • Bryce Guy (goal)
  • Xanthea McCarthy (goal)