Young Crow in top form

Young Crow in top form

Mount Gambier’s current Adelaide Crows AFLW player Brooke Tonon is making her name in the competition and is striving to achieve success this season.

After watching the Crows secure the premiership from the sidelines last season, Tonon was left without a contract and uncertain on her playing future.

However she did not have to wait long after the completed season to be rewarded with a two-year contract.

“After that first season under my belt I was pretty happy, so just to get drafted at all was surreal and I was hoping to get another contract so I could keep playing,” Tonon said.

“I just had to hold in there and see what was offered and thankfully it was not too long after the season I got a (two year) contract.

Having played three games this season Tonon has averaged five disposals, with 2.7 kicks, 2.3 handballs. 0.3 marks, two tackles and 63.7 meters gained, a solid effort for a 168cm medium defender.

Tonon missed out on one game this season due to team balance, but has taken it on the chin and will push for selection again and keep improving.

“We have really great depth to our squad, so a couple of our girls were able to get their opportunity,” Tonon said.

“It was more about team balance and anyone could slot in at any time.

“You rise to the challenge, you are never guaranteed a spot every week, so it is good to have that balance.

“Obviously, you like to keep playing games every week and try to hold your spot.”

Tonon is relishing the opportunity to be back in the Crows’ side.

“It was really good to have a crack at our home ground at Unley so that was really satisfying,” she said.

“Having a good win against Greater Western Sydney, it was good to have another crack and show myself in the team.”

Tonon’s form has been on par as with last year’s performance and she has been pleased with her efforts.

“Yes, it has been fairly good and I am happy with and just trying to play my role which is best for the team,” she said.

“All us girls do not have to do anything spectacular, just do your job which is what we try and do and I think I have been doing that.

“Hopefully I get given a few more opportunities but will see how that goes.”

While this season is only in its early stages, Tonon plans to keep improving and take every game and opportunity as they come while building a good rapport with teammates and the club.

“It is a great club and culture to be around and I really enjoy it,” Tonon said.

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