AFLW clubs: Carlton
Carlton debut: Round 1, 2020
Recruited from: Richmond VFLW (VIC)
Grace Egan was selected with Carlton's pick No.13 as part of the AFLW Academy bidding process ahead of the 2020 season. Egan showed immediate positive signs in 2020, where her contested-ball use and work rate through the middle was a big part of her success. Going from strength-to-strength, ‘Greg’ (as she is more commonly referred to amongst the team) repaid the faith shown in her by the Blues’ selectors, cementing her place in Carlton’s midfield and not missing a game of the 2020 season. After that, Egan followed up with an impressive 2021 season. With a bit more experience under her belt, Egan has been featured in the AFLCA votes, team of the week and has been amongst the best three Carlton players most weeks. With such an impressive second season, the sky is the limit for Egan going forward.
Draft history: 2019 NAB AFLW Draft 1st round selection, No.13 overall.