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Name: Elly Rudd

Nickname: RJ

AFL Sydney Club:  Pennant Hills Demons

Position: Rover

Junior ClubBathurst Bushrangers

Favourite activity to do outside of football: Just socialising with friends.

What is one thing that we don’t know about this Rising Star that they are well known for around the club? Being from Bathurst and I used to drive 3 hours to train before moving to North Sydney.

What role do they play for the club both on and off the field? New to the club so still figuring out my role, but I hope to become a reliable player and person around the club. Trying to fill in the shoes of new team mate Elly Rugg (she stole my name but has been around longer).

The night before the game what will they most likely be doing? I’m probably working and hoping I get off early.

Always have to eat a piece of fruit just before I get to the game.

Nomination Details

Reason for nomination this round: Playing on the ball, Elly often takes a large amount of effective possessions, but this week she made sure to up her game with some strong tackling that won us the ball on multiple occasions.

Coach quote on Performance: “‘RJ’ was excellent on the ball once again, and a repeat effort in our F50 led to her successfully executing a great goal under pressure.”