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Courtney Webb        

Courtney Webb

Career : AFLW 2018 -
Debut : Round 4 2018 vs Western Bulldogs
Carlton Player No. TBA
Games : 2 *
Goals : 0 *
Guernsey 17
Height : 163 cm
Weight : TBA
DOB :


A TALENTED cricketer and footballer, Courtney Webb is an all-round athlete who has joined Carlton with pick No.17 in the 2017 AFL Women's rookie draft. The midfielder, who is a “good user of the footy”, represented the Allies at the under-18 national championships. Women’s senior coach Damien Keeping said Webb not only makes good decisions with the football, but also has elite disposal. “Courtney is a really good user of the footy – she has terrific skills,” Keeping said. “She loves sport and lives for the contest. She has a real desire to win.”

Webb was recruited from Tasmanian club Launceston.

Dose of the Blues for multi-talented sportswoman Courtney Webb.
A WHIRLWIND five weeks for Courtney Webb just got a bit crazier after the multi-talented sporting star landed on an AFLW list for 2018. Webb was yesterday selected by Carlton with pick 17 in the women’s rookie draft. She follows in the footsteps of Launceston teammate Daria Bannister, who is off to the Western Bulldogs after being taken with pick 19 in the draft on Wednesday. It caps an incredible period for Webb, who turns 18 next month, after she made her WNCL debut with the Tasmanian Roar a fortnight ago and was named best afield in the Blues’ TSLW premiership last month. The teenager, a speedy outside midfielder, represented the Allies at the under-18 national championships this season and impressed at the inaugural AFLW Combine. “It is fantastic, we knew Carlton were very interested in Courtney because of her outside running ability, it is certainly what they were after,” AFL Tasmania football development manager Leigh Elder said. “You could tell by their draft picks it is exactly what they got in the main one and the rookie.” Webb took 2-28 — two of her side’s three wickets in the loss to Western Australia — and 1-26 against South Australia in the Roar’s opening two matches of the domestic cricket season. And when the news landed yesterday that the Blues had snaffled her she was showcasing her incredible skill set at an Australian under-18 cricket camp in Brisbane. Roar and Hurricanes women’s coach Julia Price couldn’t be happier for the rising prodigy, and believes she could also go on to represent her country at cricket if her rapid development continues. “There is no reason why she wouldn’t be able to do that, her bowling is coming on all the time, her batting is very solid. She probably played more as a bowler for the Roar the other week but her batting is outstanding,” Price said. “She is an outstanding fielder as well, when you have all those three you never know where it will take you. “She has started taking it a bit more seriously, she has always been pretty good at everything. It is nice to see that reward for effort happening now.” - ADAM SMITH, Mercury__.

Four Tasmanian athletes aim to make mark at footy draft combine.
As a cricketer, Courtney Webb is used to spending time in the middle, so it's no surprise the 17-year-old is comfortable being caught between two sports. Tomorrow, the teenager will be one of four Tasmanians among almost 50 aspiring footballers at the first ever women's draft combine in Melbourne. The two days of assessments — including kicking and handball drills designed to test distance, accuracy and trajectory, as well as personality testing — will be the last chance to impress AFLW recruiters and coaches before the draft on October 18. Then just days later, Webb will be hoping to be picked to make her Women's National Cricket League debut for the Tasmanian Roar this weekend. "They're very different sports, so I guess in that manner it's hard to tackle both of them," she said. "But I just love them both so much, love training and just want to be better." Inaugural AFLW best and fairest and Australian basketballer Erin Phillips was the highest profile player to juggle two sports during the first season of the national women's competition. If drafted, Webb said she would also be "hoping to manage both for as long as possible". "I suppose a decision will have to be made some time soon," she said. Former Tasmanian Tigers coach Tim Coyle, who works with Webb, said there was no need for the teenager to make a choice between the codes just yet. "I'd like to think all the sports will get their heads together and give young girls the opportunity to play as many sports as possible," he said. "There are some girls now playing Big Bash cricket who also play in the women's AFL. "They may have to make a decision down the track but try and keep that open for as long as you can." Webb's draft chances were boosted with a best-on-ground performance in Launceston's TSLW grand final victory over Glenorchy. Two of her premiership teammates — Georgia Hill and Daria Bannister — will also be at this week's draft combine. Bannister is regarded as the state's best chance to be picked at this month's draft, just two years after switching from netball. "Very excited, very nervous — it's all happening so quickly and I can't wait for it," she said. The two-day combine moves the women's competition a step closer to aligning itself with the pathways available for the country's young male footballers. - By Timothy Morgan ABC News.

Courtney Webb (Launceston, TAS)
Position: Midfielder - One of only four Tasmanian players invited to the recent AFLW Draft Combine, Courtney Webb certainly proved her stamina, making the top ten in the yo-yo and the 2km time trial. The 17-year-old Webb will turn 18 a few days after the draft, and is a great talent with exceptional skills and strong footy knowledge which she demonstrated in a best-on-ground performance for Launceston in the TSLW Grand Final. She has been a part of Tasmanian state teams since she was 15. Webb, also a talented cricketer who is listed as a rookie for the Hobart Hurricanes and is hoping to play for the Tassie Roar in the National Women’s Cricket League, is familiar with the expectations of elite sport. But it’s exactly her cricketing prowess that may worry some clubs, with the challenge of juggling two sports already presenting problems for some AFLW players. If not picked up in this year’s draft, we would expect Webb to be picked up by North for the 2019 season. Draft notes: Given there are only 20 draft picks for Victorian clubs this year, Courtney Webb may just miss out when all is said and done, despite being one of Tasmania’s best midfield options. It’s certainly not a knock on her ability, however. If she misses out this year, she will be a required player for North Melbourne next year. - By Matt Marsden; Girls Play Footy.





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