Chance at premiership redemption adds fuel to the fire for Melbourne Demons’ Olivia Purcell


The 22-year-old started her AFLW career at Geelong, debuting in 2019 and claiming the Cats’ best and fairest in 2020, along with an All-Australian selection at half-forward.

Her 2021 season was cut short due to an ACL injury, and she joined the Demons after it, where she finished her rehab and re-joined the competition midway through season six in a red-and-blue jumper.

While she made an immediate impact in her first season back, it was in the second season this year that she really shone, averaging 23.3 disposals, 3.8 tackles and 3.8 clearances a game, and receiving her second…

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

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