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Sibling rivalry fuels Moody

AFLW Team Selection | Round 2 Carlton Media's Grace Phillips brings you all the team selection news ahead of our Round 2 clash against GWS at Ikon Park.

A sibling rivalry led to Breann Moody’s AFL Women’s debut last Friday night.

With family roots in horse training, the daughter of former racehorse trainer Peter Moody grew up a passionate horse rider and show jumper.

But when Moody’s Cranbourne teammate and sister Cara was selected for the Women’s Academy, Carlton’s No.16 desired a similar path.

“When she (Cara) got into the Women’s Academy, I was like oh that’s cool, I want to do something like that,” Moody said.

“I was ready to move on from the horses, it is a 24/7 commitment and I was ready to have a bit of a break and this was the perfect opportunity.

“Once the pathways started opening up, and I saw my sister be a part of that, and then the hype about the draft, I thought why not give it a crack.” 

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Recruited to Carlton via pick 67 in last year’s AFLW draft, the 180cm tall Moody was bound to bolster the Blues’ ruck stocks.

And during last week’s season opener against Collingwood, Moody was put to the test.

“I think Kingie (Emma King) is one of the toughest rucks I’ll face and I felt pretty comfortable going up against her,” she said.

“I feel like I performed well in the first round.”

Over 24,000 fans filled Ikon Park that evening but when the Blues face GWS on Saturday, Moody has extra incentive to impress.

Moody pictured during her AFLW debut. (Photo: AFL Media)

With family set to travel from Queensland to support Moody and the Blues, Moody said she was excited to hit the turf in their presence.

“Coming from Queensland, they’re all mad rugby fans,” she said.

“It will be awesome to show them and teach them the game.

“I feel confident and I’m excited to see how I’ll go and I think we’ve got a good shot at getting another win.”

The Blues face the Giants at Ikon Park on Saturday 11 February from 3:35pm.