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11-time All Ireland winner Brid Stack signs up for Aussie Rules

Phil Egan
Phil Egan

9:48 AM - 7 Oct 2020



11-time All-Ireland winner with Cork, Brid Stack has signed with Aussie Rules side Greater Western Sydney Giants.

The 34-year-old, who announced her retirement from inter-county football in 2019, will join fellow Irish women Cora Staunton and Yvonne Bonner at the Sydney-based club.

The GWS have been chasing Stack's signature for a few years after being tipped off by Staunton on the ability of the serial All Ireland winner.

Stack gave birth to her first child last October, and will move to Sydney with her family later this year.

 

AFLW coach Alan McConnell said: "After three years of interest on our part, it’s really exciting to have Bríd Stack finally make the decision to come to Australia and be part of our list.

"Bríd is a key defender with great speed, good agility, is very competitive and has a long history of having high-level success in women’s football in Ireland.

"This is a recruiting model that we’ve followed with our two other Irish girls and have had great success with Cora and Yvonne in recent years and we hope to get the same outcome with Bríd.

"What an amazing thing for our footy club, that a young woman is willing to not just move herself here to play Aussie Rules but to bring her 12-month old son and her husband, as well, in the current COVID-19 environment.

"It’s just an amazingly courageous thing to do. We’re grateful and hopefully we can make the best of the opportunity for all involved."

Stack becomes the 17th Irish player to sign up for AFWL and she has working with Mike Currane of AFL Ireland Womens for the last couple of months to get use to the new ball.



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