KEELEY Sherar had a surreal moment when she arrived at her childhood club as the newest ‘Bagger. 

Having supported Carlton her whole life, along with her entire family, Sherar was beyond excited when she arrived at the Club not as a spectator, but a player. 

“It’s pretty surreal,” Sherar said.  

“Being a Carlton supporter, it makes it a million times more special: everyone in my family is a Carlton supporter so they were over the moon.”

Nerves weren’t on Sherar’s mind as she was watching the 2021 NAB AFLW draft, not expecting to be called out when she was by the Blues at pick number 11. 

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Keeley talks rush of emotion draft night

New Blue Keeley Sherar speaks on joining the club she loves as well as her surprise early selection in the 2021 AFLW Draft.

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“The nerves weren’t too bad at the time I got called out because I wasn’t expecting to get called out that early,” she said. 

“It was a rush of emotions and it was pretty exciting.”

Having only played one NAB League game prior to this year, Sherar’s football stocks rose dramatically over the last season, averaging 14.8 disposals and five tackles a game. 

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Watch Pick No. 11 Keeley Sherar in action.

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Sherar also played four games for Hawthorn’s VFLW side, proving that she could take her game up to the next level. 

“I think becoming the best player I can, I still have a lot to improve on, I haven’t played footy for that long so I’m excited to see where it takes me,” she said. 

“I’m very excited, hopefully I can improve.”