CARLTON has drafted key forward Sharnie Whiting with selection No.36 in the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Draft.

The Williamstown forward captured the attention of Carlton recruiters with her strength and power on full display for the Seagulls in 2019. 

The 19-year-old former Western Jet made significant strides with her fitness in 2019 which paid dividends, starring up forward and ultimately now finding a place on Carlton’s list.

Renowned for her clean hands and elite ball use, Whiting uses her reading of the game to her advantage and will be a headache for opposition defences at AFLW level.

Her scoring prowess was on full display at under-18s level for the Wyndhamvale Football Club, where Whiting kicked 50 goals for the season back in 2017. 

Overcoming the disappointment of being overlooked in last year’s draft, Whiting - who finished second in Williamstown’s best and fairest - is now officially Bound By Blue.

“Sharnie is such a dynamic player in the forward line: we’re thrilled to welcome her to our club,” GM of Women’s Football Ash Brown said.

“Given how strong she is in the air as well as how much of a threat she is with ball-in-hand, we think she’s really going to bolster our key forward stocks alongside Tayla Harris and Darcy Vescio.

“Sharnie reads the game really well and, like all good forward, uses her strengths to her advantage. We think she’s got all the attributes to provide that x-factor at AFLW level.”

Position: Forward
Height: 169cm
Recruited from: Williamstown VFLW