Key duo Merrett, Price re-commit for 2021
Williamstown Football Club is thrilled to confirm the re-signings of key VFLW players Tahlia Merrett and Asha Price.
Merrett, a 174cm athletic key tall, made her Williamstown debut in Round 7 2019 and played a total of nine matches.
The impressive youngster played in 10 NAB League matches last year in her top-age season with the Eastern Ranges before joining the Seagulls.
“Tahlia was already showing huge improvements through the 2020 pre-season and now with the added break due to Covid, she has really used this opportunity to build her strength and confidence,” VFLW senior coach Penny Cula-Reid said.
“Tahlia’s aerial presence will be exciting to watch in the 2021 season as her confidence continues to grow - it really shows in her poise when she has ball in hand.
“She is another youngster amongst the group with talents that are yet to be discovered, long leavers, great running ability and with another pre-season under her belt, the sky is the limit for Tahlia.”
Price, 23, signed with Williamstown on the eve of season 2020 as one of the most exciting new recruits, joining from Melbourne University as a powerful key forward.
Price booted six goals from her three 2019 outings - averaging 7.7 disposals and 2.3 marks - and has taken just 10 games at VFLW level to slot 15 majors.
“Asha has been one of the biggest improvers over the 2020 break, the biggest change I have seen is in her mindset and believing that she is good enough to be playing state league level,” Cula-Reid said.
“Asha continues to push herself physically to be the best she can, a key position player with the ability to know where the goals are wherever she is on the field.
“With more experience than most, Asha’s knowledge and leadership is starting to peak through, not always the most vocal on the field but her positioning and communication in smaller groups will help educate this young squad and really build that on-field connection.”
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