Tiahna Cochrane

Career : AFLW 2018
Debut and Only Game: Round 6 2018 vs Melbourne
Games : 1
Goals : 0
Guernsey No.: 15
Height : 165 cm (5' 5")
DOB : 9th July, 1998.

Tiahna Cochrane was recruited by the Blues with pick No.5 in the 2017 AFL Women’s rookie draft. Cochrane has Carlton in her blood, her great-uncle is Blues Team of the Century member Trevor Keogh. Touted as a great athlete, the Castlemaine local has a real passion and drive for the game. Women’s senior coach Damien Keeping said Cochrane was an outstanding person both on and off the field. “Tiahna is such a vibrant and resilient person. I know she’ll give her all every time she pulls on the navy blue jumper,” he said. “She goes very hard at the ball, she’s a great competitor and is very clever around stoppages." Cochrane was recruited from Bendigo Thunder.

Love, loss and family is driving Castlemaine’s next big thing, Tiahna Cochrane.
THERE’S a draft prospect from Castlemaine who is a ball winner and hard at it. Quiet off the field, but powerful on it, the player can also switch forward and snag crucial goals. Her name is Tiahna Cochrane, and just a month after fellow Castlemaine export Dustin Martin etched his name into AFL folklore, the 19-year-old hopes to create history of her own by joining an AFLW club. She is being driven by love. For the game and her family, after losing her mum Darlene to cancer in August last year. “I have had a tough past few years,” Cochrane, who also studied Year 12 last year, said. “It was very draining, emotionally and physically. We’d spend a lot of time at the hospital. “I don’t think many people understand what you go through. God knows what mum would have gone through. She was very stubborn. She didn’t complain. “She came to all of my games. I’m doing this for her.”
The loss of Darlene only enhanced Cochrane’s relationship with her four siblings; twin brother Jordan, 18-year-old brother Tyson, 14-year-old sister Ella and nine-year-old sister Hannah. Cochrane needed a break this year and instead of taking up a place in an exercise science course in Geelong she started working full-time for her grandmother Margaret’s real estate agency. She’s all about family and football runs deep. Her great uncle is Carlton Team of the Century member Trevor Keogh while her uncle Rod Keogh played for St Kilda and Melbourne. “It’s pretty special,” Cochrane said of the family connection. “It’s always something that gets brought up in conversation. I feel that link (to the Blues). “Trevor would be so proud and so happy if I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to play. He said he would come to every game if I made it.” This season Cochrane won a premiership with Bendigo Thunder, shared the club’s best-and-fairest award and was also named the Northern Football League women’s coaches player of the year. She was invited to this week’s AFLW draft combine testing and Thunder coach Cherie O’Neill said Cochrane was ready to take her game to the next level. “She’s an in and under player. She tackles hard, she’s got really good defensive pressure. She’s always there,” O’Neill said. “Her consistency is what makes her shine. I think she will go far. It’s something she’s ready for.” But don’t expect any Dusty-like don’t argues. “I hadn’t really followed him in the past, but this year especially, considering he’s from Castlemaine too, it is pretty special, being from the same town,” she said. - Herald-Sun Eliza Sewell.

Tiahna Cochrane (Bendigo, VIC)
Position: Midfielder - Bendigo has long been a leader in second-tier Victorian women’s footy, and it’s because of young stars like Tiahna Cochrane coming through like that the club consistently holds its place. The club may not have won the Northern Football League Division 1 Grand Final had it not been for Cochrane’s consistent performances throughout the season, particularly in high profile matches against the division’s top clubs. The 19-year-old inside midfielder demonstrated her ball-winning abilities and remarkable work rate without the football, earning her the title of the NFLW Coaches Player of the Year. After winning Bendigo’s best and fairest, Cochrane is being heralded as the NFL’s top star of the future, and a possible AFLW dominant ball winner. Draft notes: Few players from outside of the top state leagues will get much of a look in, but Tiahna Cochrane looks promising. There aren’t a heap of inside midfielders in this draft class, so Cochrane might even find herself being selected rather early on in the piece. It will be interesting to see how she performs against players of a higher quality. - - By Matt Marsden; Girls Play Footy.

Dream come true for Cochrane
It will be a special occasion this Sunday when young Blue Tiahna Cochrane makes her debut for Carlton at Ikon Park. As the great-niece of Blues Team of the Century Trevor Keogh, Carlton means the world to the outside midfielder, who said it was a “dream come true” when she was drafted to the Club. Initially recruited as a rookie in the 2017 rookie draft, the Castlemaine local has been upgraded to the primary list for injured skipper Bri Davey. Cochrane is one of four changes to the Blues line-up this week, with defender Laura Attard and midfielders Madeline Keryk and Jess Hosking returning to the side. Meanwhile Lauren Brazzale (injured) and Lauren Arnell (concussion) will miss the Round 6 clash, as well as Courtney Webb and Reni Hicks who have been rested. This weekend’s match against the Dees marks the first AFLW Carlton Respects game – raising awareness for gender equality for the prevention of violence against women. Along with navy blue (of course!), fans are urged to wear orange to the ground to recognise the cause. - Danielle Balales, Carlton Media.

At the end of the 2018 AFLW season the Blues delisted Tiahna from their primary playing list.

Cochrane to lead new Magpie squad
Castlemaine Football Netball Club has announced its inaugural Senior Women’s football coach for the 2022 Central Victoria Football League – Women Season as former CFNC Youth Girls U18s footballer and ex-AFLW player Tiahna Cochrane. Tiahna has most recently played for Golden Square Football Netball Club and in season 2021 was winner of the Champions IGA goalkicking title for 40 goals in 11 matches and later announced as a key forward in the High Street X-Ray Team of the Year. While her football career started locally at Castlemaine, the versatile player quickly progressed to play for powerhouse Bendigo Thunder, winning a premiership in 2017. That same year she shared the club’s Best and Fairest award and was also named the Northern Football League women’s coaches ‘Player of the Year’. From there, Tiahna was selected by Carlton Football Club as pick No. 5 in the AFLW rookie draft 2017, following in the footsteps of her great uncle Trevor Keogh who was a Carlton Team of the Century member. Her uncle Rod Keogh also played for St Kilda and Melbourne. Tiahna will be a playing coach for the CFNC Senior Women’s football team and has been busy behind the scenes preparing for preseason training, which begins November 15. She will be supported by CFNC Senior Men’s football coach, Don Moran, throughout the season. “The CFNC have been so supportive of women’s football, ever since their first youth girls team, and it is great to see a number of former youth girls premiership players returning to the club as senior women,” Tiahna said. The hype around the club in anticipation of the new team is significant, particularly at the junior level. We’ll be undertaking our preseason training alongside the senior men’s playing group who have already been very welcoming and supportive,” she said.

CFNC is pleased to see a number of former CFNC Youth Girls players have indicated their desire to return and play senior women’s football for their home club. The CFNC Youth Girls were in grand finals each year from 2013-2016 and were league premiers in 2013 and 2015. “Due to the previous lack of a senior team in Castlemaine these women were formerly required to travel to Bendigo in order to continue playing football, which was a loss for CFNC given their success on behalf of the club in previous years,” said women’s football operations manager Georgia Banks. “We’re excited to be working with these women again,” Georgia said. The Cochrane dynasty continues, with Tiahna’s sister Ella Cochrane committed to play for 2022 alongside a number of CFNC former Youth Girls players including Tayla Sartori, Beppina Marshall, Macey Parry, Billie-Lee Humphrey, Brenda Taofinnu, Mya Meemusor, Meg Ginnivan and Cass Humphrey. Recruitment remains open to all community members. Club president Caleb Kuhle said it was an exciting time for the club. “Our hope is that the presence of a local team will increase accessibility for women in our region and hopefully encourage more to become involved in playing footy who weren’t previously. It’s a great sport with increased opportunities for sportswomen to progress through various development pathways in our region,” he said. Anyone who wishes to be part of the CFNC women’s football team is welcome to attend information sessions at CFNC Club rooms, Camp Reserve, Castlemaine at 7pm on Monday October 25, or Wednesday November 3. Both Tiahna and Georgia will be on hand to answer questions and provide key information. Further announcements will be made via the CFNC’s social media channels and website regarding preseason training. If you wish to make an enquiry, email secretary@castlemainefnc.com.au - Midland Express.

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