Draft Me: Sophie Van De Heuvel

 

 

2018 AFLW Under 18 All Australian, 2018 TAC Cup Team of the Year, U18 State of Origin representative what more can we say about Sophie Van de Heuvel. 
Having come from an outstanding season for the GWV Rebels, Van de Heuvel played her first game for the club in our first ever win against Richmond amassing 20 disposals and 8 tackles showing why she is so highly rated.
At the AFLW Combine Van De Heuvel finished second in the 20m sprint and was in the top handful of the yo-yo test showing off her endurance ability.
Vic Country commitments then took over where she was best on ground against W.A with 23 disposals to go along with 3 goals in a dominant display and was named in the bests for her other two games which helped her earn All Australian honours.
 
What Sophie achieved in her six games at Williamstown this season was just as impressive.
Upon returning to Williamstown, Van de Heuvel once again showed her class in our win over Essendon with 11 touches, a goal and 10 tackles against the Bombers capping off an impressive 2018.
 
Senior Coach Amy Catterall says that Sophie has the ability to play at any position. 
“Sophie has the ability to play anywhere on the ground. She plays taller than she is and is a great over-head mark and accurate kick at goal with a natural kicking action.