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PICK 36: Bridie Kennedy

Pick 36 | Bridie Kennedy Bridie Kennedy speaks to Carlton Media after being drafted to the Blues with pick 36.

WITH a bright pink ribbon tied around her high pony tail – so her grandfather can clearly see her – Blues fans won’t miss Bridie Kennedy when she runs out for Carlton next season.

In only her second year playing Aussie Rules, Kennedy won the inaugural TAC Cup Girls best-and-fairest award – highlighting her talent and natural ability.

The high-leaping ruck was named vice-captain of the Dandenong Stingrays this season, with her coach Dee Longwill saying she brought “laughter and leadership” to the side. 

Women’s senior coach Damien Keeping said he was “rapt” to secure Kennedy’s talents.

“We are delighted Bridie will wear the navy blue next season,” Keeping said.

“She’s a very determined young player who is always looking to improve and has potential leadership qualities – we’re really excited to see what she’ll bring to the team.”

Welcome, Bridie!


Position: Ruck

Height: 175cm

Club: Dandenong Stingrays