The VAFA congratulates Emily Condon on being nominated the Anytime Fitness Women’s Rising Star this week. Emily was amongst the best for the SKOB Saints in their Round 15 victory over West Brunswick that has locked them away with top spot for the William Buck Premier Women’s season.
What the club said:
Emily came down to the SKOB Saints straight out of school and followed her friends into the backline of the Women’s Thirds for season 2021.
Emily capped off a great opening season by winning the Best & Fairest award for the Thirds. 2021 was her first year of football, having previously been an accomplished netballer, playing at rep level which she continues to do so today. Having completed a full pre-season in 2022, Emily started the year in the SKOB Saints Reserves and soon rose to the Premier grade side, holding down an important half back role that suited her perfectly.
An uncanny ability to read the play, Emily can be relied upon to intercept mark and drive the ball forward with gusto, chase down tackle and mark cleanly, making her a valuable member of a very accomplished backline that is miserly on opposition attacks.
The VAFA Rising Star nomination is an amazing achievement for a player in her second year of football, and clearly Emily is a player to keep an eye on as she develops her game even further. From all at SKOBFC, we congratulate Emily on this accolade and wish her many more years of enjoyment and success with the SKOB Saints.