Talk goals, motivation and technique with these stars of the game.
From eight teams in the inaugural season to all 18 AFL clubs being represented from the end of next year, the AFLW is blossoming into a fully-fledged competition at the national level. The women’s game—full of heavy bumps, hard tackles and spectacular goals—is not only an exciting spectacle with athletes and sports stars of the highest calibre, but it’s also providing millions with new role models to look up to.
Now thanks to Fan+, a new platform that offers fans access to a range of experiences and the chance to talk with their idols, you’re able to have a one-on-one conversation with a couple of AFLW stars as well as a pro cricketer who has was the leading run-scorer in the 2019/20 Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup. In your session, you’ll be able to talk technique and get yours personally reviewed or chat about motivation and goal-setting.
Ellie Blackburn has risen from being Western Bulldog’s marquee signing prior to the inaugural AFL Women’s season to being the Premiership captain in 2019 showing plenty of strength, courage and, obviously, leadership abilities along the way. In that time she has also won the club’s best and fairest award twice and has also become a dual AFL Women’s All-Australian player.
In other words, Blackburn is definitely someone to look up to and in the FAN+ Experience you’ll be able to have a chat with her yourself, talk about resilience and what it’s taken for her to reach these heights and even get feedback on your own technique if you send through a video.
The first couple of seasons of Kaitlyn Ashmore’s AFLW career was spent up north after being drafted by Brisbane where in her second season was listed in the 40-player All-Australian squad. The Victorian then made the move back south and joined the North Melbourne who entered the AFLW competition in 2019 and became the leading goalkicker in the 2020 season for the club. She’s also the first player to win 25 games ahead of any club showcasing her worth to the teams she has played for.
In the FAN+ Experience with Ashmore, you’ll get to have a private Q&A about what being a professional AFLW player implicates as well as talk more about what it’s taken for her to reach her own goals (she worked part-time in a cafe up in Brisbane and studied a teaching degree while playing) and how these techniques might help you.
It’s not easy to hit a batting average of 92.5, but allrounder Hayden Kerr did just that in the 2019/20 Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup scoring a total of 370 runs. The left-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batter has also made the jump from the academy side to playing for Sydney Sixers where he went on to play five matches during the most recent campaign and has since resigned with the club after winning the best and fairest male player in Men’s NSW Premier Cricket.
Kerr is a great example to follow and in this FAN+ Experience you have the hance to be mentored by him yourself or have him review your technique and help you achieve your own goals and ambitions. You’ll also get to find out what it’s like being a professional cricketer and what it takes to keep performing at the top level.
A unique and exciting lockdown opportunity for all sports fans, the FAN+ Experience offers you the opportunity to virtually meet one of the above sports stars and have a chat about life as an athlete, their journey to the top as well as getting the opportunity to get your own sporting technique reviewed.
Session times vary but can last up to an hour which is plenty of time to have a good yarn.