Kaitlyn Ashmore

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Kaitlyn Ashmore
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Ashmore with North Melbourne in March 2021
Personal information
Full name Kaitlyn Ashmore
Date of birth (1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 31)
Original team(s) Melbourne University (VFLW)
Draft 2016 priority signing
Debut Round 1, 2017, Brisbane
vs.  Melbourne, at Casey Fields
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Hawthorn
Number 10
Playing career1
YearsClubGames (Goals)
2017–2018 Brisbane 16 0(5)
2019–2022 North Melbourne 33 (17)
2022– Hawthorn 09 0(1)
Total58 (23)
Representative team honours
YearsTeamGames (Goals)
2017 Victoria 1 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of S7 (2022).
2 State and international statistics correct as of 2017.
Career highlights
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Kaitlyn Ashmore (born 8 November 1991) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL Women's (AFLW). She has previously played for Brisbane and North Melbourne. She was drafted by Brisbane as a priority signing in the 2016 AFL Women's draft.

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Early football career

Ashmore first played football in Ballarat. In 2012, she became a Vic Country representative in Australian rules football, and in the same year won the Pierre de Coubertin award from the Victorian Olympic Council as the most outstanding athlete. The next year, she was selected by the Melbourne Football Club to compete in the first AFL-sanctioned women's exhibition match against the Western Bulldogs. She was selected by Melbourne again in 2014. [1]

After playing for Melbourne against the Western Bulldogs for two years, Ashmore was drafted by the Bulldogs with pick number 13 in the 2015 women’s AFL draft. [2] With the Bulldogs in 2015, she played in the first ever women's AFL game to be live broadcast on television. [3]

Concurrently with playing these early women's AFL exhibition games, Ashmore played for Melbourne University in the Victorian Women’s Football League premier division. [2] [4] In 2014, she also played for Federation University's gold medal winning team, and was selected in the All-Australian team at the Australian University Games. [5]

AFL Women's career

Brisbane

Ashmore was signed as a priority access player by Brisbane in August 2016, ahead of the inaugural AFL Women's season in 2017. This required her to relocate 1,600 km from Melbourne to Brisbane. [6] At the end of the 2017 season, Ashmore was listed in the 40-player All-Australian squad. [7] On 24 May 2017, Ashmore signed with Brisbane for the 2018 season. [8]

North Melbourne

After two seasons at Brisbane, Ashmore joined North Melbourne who entered the AFLW competition in 2019. [9] She returned for 2020 and 2021, and was the team's leading goalkicker in the shortened 2020 season with 9 goals.

In Round 6, 2021, she became the first AFLW player to win 25 games, [10] ahead of any club reaching the milestone.

Hawthorn

In June 2022, Ashmore was traded to expansion club Hawthorn. [11]

Personal life

Off-field, Ashmore completed a teaching degree at Federation University She is a qualified teacher and currently works as a Primary School teacher in Melbourne.

Statistics

Updated to the end of S7 (2022) [12]

Legend
  G  
Goals
  K  
Kicks
  D  
Disposals  
  T  
Tackles
  B  
Behinds  
  H  
Handballs  
  M  
Marks
SeasonTeamNo.GamesTotalsAverages (per game) Votes
GBKHDMTGBKHDMT
2017 Brisbane 1082457187522120.30.57.12.39.42.81.58
2018 Brisbane 1083554288224280.40.66.83.510.33.03.50
2019 North Melbourne 107436387129380.60.49.01.110.14.15.40
2020 North Melbourne 1079344105416201.30.46.31.47.72.32.92
2021 North Melbourne 1010181053213737320.10.810.53.213.73.73.20
2022 North Melbourne 10934763010636160.30.48.43.311.84.01.80
S7 (2022) Hawthorn 10913793111025470.10.38.83.412.22.85.22
Career5823304781576351891930.40.58.22.710.93.33.312

Honours and achievements

Team

Individual

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