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Natalie Plane

2017 - Natalie Plane.

Career : AFLW 2017 - 2022a
Debut : Round 1 2017 vs Collingwood
Carlton Player No. 20
Games : 36
Goals : 5
Last Game: AFLW Round 8, 2022a vs Richmond
Guernsey No.: 32
Height : 168 cm (5' 6")
DOB : August 4, 1996


As a former cricketer, Plane brings a wealth of knowledge about performing in elite sporting environments. A strong inside midfielder, she will be an asset in the middle and around the stoppages. The 20-year-old’s ability to not only dissect the ball from congestion, but then to run and carry into space, makes her an “exciting prospect”. “Nat’s agility and speed will add further depth to our midfield,” senior women’s coach Damien Keeping said. “She has experience in operating in a professional sporting environment, so I have no doubt she will adapt and thrive at Carlton.”

Put her anywhere on the field, and Natalie Plane will be able to the job, and then some. Versatile in her on-field roles but unwavering in her standards and work away from the track, Plane joined St Kilda after seven seasons at Carlton following a three-way trade between the Saints, Blues and Tigers. The ever-reliable Plane was a staple of the Blues' outfit when injury-free, often being called upon by her coaches to fill a role and rising to the occasion every time. A proud Kamilaori woman, the reliable half-back represented Carlton across 36 matches, making her debut in the inaugural AFLW match in 2017. In March 2023, Plane was traded to St Kilda.

Plane also plays cricket, representing Melbourne Renegades in the Women's Big Bash League in the 2016-17 season.

Recruited from: Seaford (VIC)


Plane sidelined for AFLW season
Carlton women’s player Natalie Plane will be sidelined for the remainder of the AFLW season, after suffering an injury in the Round 1 victory over Collingwood. The midfielder suffered a high-grade ankle sprain during the historic opening game of the AFLW season at Ikon Park on Friday night. Tahni Nestor will come into the side as a top-up player, with women’s senior coach Damien Keeping praising the 25-year-old’s versatility on field. “While it is very disappointing to lose Natalie with a season-ending injury, we now welcome Tahni into the side as a top-up player. "Tahni has a fierce thirst for the contest and is a neat kick. Tahni’s openness to learning will ensure she fits with the culture of our playing group.” The 25-year-old comes in to the side from Ballarat, after transferring to the Eastern Devils and playing in the VFL last year. - Carlton Media February 9, 2017

Career Highlights

2019 - Blue Bloods Award


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