COMING off a three-week break, first-year Blue Paige Trudgeon didn’t miss a beat in producing yet another standout performance for the VFLW Blues on Sunday. 

With a disrupted lead up to Carlton’s rescheduled Round 13 clash due to Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions, Trudgeon was pleased with how her side adapted to being temporarily apart.

“We had a system where we had programs given to us by our trainers, so we did the training and then just to make sure everyone was accountable and all the girls did the sessions, we all sent pictures in,” Trudgeon said.

“[However] we had no gym which made it a bit tough.”

Returning to the training track last Monday night, Trudgeon saw squad that was eager and excited to pick up where they left off.

“We were just so grateful to be able to play.”

Switching from half-forward to tall defender throughout the season, Trudgeon is known for her defensive spoils and subsequent follow-up work after bringing the ball to the ground. 

Fresh from signing a new one-year deal to keep her in the Navy Blue until the end of 2022, Trudgeon is grateful to have had the opportunity to continue working on her skills this year through the VFLW.

“It’s been really good for me personally, i’ve been able to build on my confidence," she said.

“Even though I’m an AFLW-listed player, I’m constantly seeking feedback.”