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Moloney Drafted To Cats

Moloney Drafted To Cats

Local Female Football Export Darcy Moloney Is Now An AFLW Player

Colac Imperials women's football export Darcy Moloney has been selected with pick 10 in Tuesday nights AFLW draft, and will donning the hoops with the Geelong Cats picking up the Falcons product.

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"It really hasn't hit yet, it doesn't feel like they read out my name when they did it, it's a weird feeling," Moloney said.

"It's hard to comprehend but obviously I'm over the moon, it's been my dream for a long time," she said.

The Colac local was named as the Geelong Falcons captain earlier this year, although only got to play two matches in the NAB League before its cancellation due to coronavirus.

Moloney said it was "a bit of a shock" to be named skipper.

"I knew I might be up there just because I was older, but I just tried to be myself and do what I normally do," she said.

'It seemed like the girls though I might be the right fit so when I got that it was a huge honour."

With 10 games under her belt in 2019, the 17-year-old still impressed enough in her maiden season to be selected as a top 10 pick.

Moloney says she feels right at home already with some high-profile Cats players and future teammates congratulating and messaging her only a couple hours after the announcement, including the Geelong men's captain Joel Selwood.

She admits she was "probably more excited about that" compared to the announcement of her selection.

"Yeah, Joel Selwood messaged me with just a big welcome to the club and congrats and stuff," Moloney said.

"I looked at and I was like 'no way, Joel Selwood just messaged me!'" she said.

Moloney says she'd looked to Selwood's playing style for inspiration and was touched by the stars gesture.

"I like to think that I'm rough and getting into the contest like him," she said.

"When I trained with all the girls at the start of the year I got along with them really well so it was really nice to hear from them again and to feel really welcomed."

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