Women’s Rising Star Nominee – Round 8
Women’s Round Eight Rising Star nominee
Name: Paris Talty
Club: Wollongong Bulldogs
Junior Club: None
Favourite activity to do outside of football: Gigs and music festivals
What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club? Great playlists, HUJI photos, double leg cramps, and for once bouncing the ball 8 times in a single game
What role do they play for the club both on and off the field? Babysitting certain men’s players
The night before the game what will they most likely be doing? Eating magnesium tablets in a magnesium bath
Do they have any pre-game superstitions? Asking the physio and conditioning coach what she should have for dinner and breakfast before a game to avoid cramping
Reason for nomination this round: Paris is nominated for her role in the round 8 victory over the Lions. She provided excelled run and carry throughout the game, with her fast transition and metres gained proving to be a crucial factor in the win. It was a massive step in Paris’ evolution as a footy player.
Club / Coach quote on Performance / Nomination:
“Paris plays an exciting, high-paced brand of footy. She is never afraid to take the game on, have a bounce (or several) and will back herself in to win any contest.
Paris was completely new to footy in 2018, and although we’re still not sure whether she’s watched an entire game of AFL, she’s shown a great understanding of the game given she’s only played a handful of games.
Paris has an incredibly high ceiling and will be an integral player in our Premier Division side for many years to come.”